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Unknown self-propelled small boat RATS/CTD153

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Unknown self-propelled small boat (ZZ99)
Cruise identifierRATS/CTD153
Cruise period1999-01-10 — 1999-01-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureRothera, Antarctica
Port of returnRothera, Antarctica
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe RaTS programme (Rothera Oceanographic and Biological Time Series) involves the long ter
m monitoring of a nearshore marine environment and is focussed around two broad aims, 1) Provide a suite of oceanographic data that would provide environmental background to aid interpretation of the nearshore marine ecology and 2) Test a series of broad hypotheses concerning the pelagic-benthic coupling and environmental forcing of the nearshore environment. On an approximate weekly basis, an upper water column CTD cast is deployed with a discrete water sample taken at 15m. The water sample is analysed for macronutrients, chlorophyll, dissolved organic carbon, oxygen isotopes and microbial community.
Chief scientistAndrew Clarke (British Antarctic Survey)
ProjectRaTS
Coordinating bodyBAS
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificRyder Bay northern Marguerite Bay Antarctica
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: full CTD profile