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Unknown self-propelled small boat RATS/CTD915

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Unknown self-propelled small boat (ZZ99)
Cruise identifierRATS/CTD915
Cruise period2007-08-09 — 2007-08-09
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 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: full CTD profile and water sample at 15m
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: full CTD profile and water sample at 15m
Data held at BODC Get data
Series/Profiles 
1  CTD/STD cast
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
Temperature of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
Temperature of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7616412007-08-09 13:40 67° 34' 11" S  68° 13' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 761641
Discrete samples 
1  CTD frame plus rosette samplerNitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column