Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D345

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD345
Cruise period2009-11-21 — 2009-12-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFreeport, Bahamas
Port of returnFreeport, Bahamas
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe goals of cruise D345 were to:
1. Service the U.S. moorings within the western boundary array of the RAPID/MOCHA transbasin observing system. This includes three taut wire subsurface current meter/CTD moorings, and two bottom-lander moorings containing high-precision bottom pressure gauges.
2. Conduct hydrographic (CTDO2) and direct current profiling (lowered-ADCP ie LADCP) stations along the 26.5º N mooring section off Abaco, Bahamas; and across the Northwest Providence Channel, including continuous shipboard ADCP observations.
3) Service three bottom pressure/inverted echo sounder (PIES) moorings and retrieve data from two additional PIES moorings via acoustic telemetry.
Chief scientistWilliam E Johns (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science)
ProjectRAPID/MOCHA
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D345 cruise report d345.pdf — access key 'C' (0.26 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthwest Providence Channel, Bahamas
Track chartsRRS Discovery D345 cruise track — d345trk.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
10  Acoustic current meter
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10972772009-12-02 20:00  — 2011-04-25 11:00 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1097277
10972892009-12-02 20:00  — 2011-04-25 11:00 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1097289
10972902009-12-02 20:00  — 2011-04-25 11:00 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1097290
10973082009-12-02 20:00  — 2011-04-25 11:00 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1097308
10973212009-12-02 20:00  — 2011-04-25 11:00 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1097321
10973332009-12-02 20:00  — 2011-04-25 11:00 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1097333
10973452009-12-02 20:00  — 2011-04-25 11:00 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1097345
10973572009-12-02 20:00  — 2011-04-25 11:00 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1097357
10973692009-12-02 20:00  — 2011-04-25 11:00 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1097369
10973702009-12-02 20:00  — 2011-04-25 11:00 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1097370
2  Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11968282009-12-14 07:01  — 2010-09-24 17:31 26° 29' 25" N  76° 29' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1196828
11968412009-12-29 06:01  — 2011-04-11 20:31 26° 30' 2" N  71° 59' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1196841
35  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
17600212009-11-22 01:34 26° 25' 55" N  78° 39' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760021
17600332009-11-22 03:56 26° 19' 58" N  78° 43' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760033
17600452009-11-22 05:46 26° 15' 10" N  78° 46' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760045
17600572009-11-22 07:21 26° 10' 15" N  78° 47' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760057
17600692009-11-22 09:01 26° 3' 54" N  78° 50' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760069
17600702009-11-22 21:56 25° 57' 21" N  76° 53' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760070
17600822009-11-23 01:46 25° 57' 36" N  76° 53' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760082
17600942009-11-23 05:33 25° 57' 53" N  76° 53' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760094
17601012009-11-23 12:34 26° 31' 26" N  76° 52' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760101
17601132009-11-23 13:53 26° 30' 50" N  76° 49' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760113
17601252009-11-23 16:23 26° 30' 0" N  76° 44' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760125
17601372009-11-23 21:44 26° 29' 52" N  76° 39' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760137
17601492009-11-24 14:22 26° 30' 0" N  76° 33' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760149
17601502009-11-24 19:23 26° 29' 56" N  76° 28' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760150
17601622009-11-25 00:27 26° 30' 0" N  76° 20' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760162
17601742009-11-25 05:07 26° 29' 42" N  76° 12' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760174
17601862009-11-25 12:29 26° 29' 52" N  76° 5' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760186
17601982009-11-25 17:52 26° 29' 42" N  75° 54' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760198
17602052009-11-25 22:55 26° 29' 42" N  75° 42' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760205
17602172009-11-26 03:33 26° 29' 52" N  75° 29' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760217
17602292009-11-26 08:17 26° 29' 49" N  75° 17' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760229
17602302009-11-26 13:41 26° 30' 17" N  75° 4' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760230
17602422009-11-26 18:34 26° 30' 17" N  74° 48' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760242
17602542009-11-26 23:49 26° 30' 14" N  74° 31' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760254
17602662009-11-27 04:40 26° 30' 36" N  74° 14' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760266
17602782009-11-27 10:13 26° 30' 3" N  73° 52' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760278
17602912009-11-27 16:09 26° 29' 23" N  73° 30' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760291
17603092009-11-27 22:13 26° 29' 56" N  73° 8' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760309
17603102009-11-28 04:10 26° 30' 14" N  72° 46' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760310
17603222009-11-28 23:01 26° 29' 52" N  72° 23' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760322
17603342009-11-29 05:05 26° 29' 52" N  71° 59' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760334
17603462009-12-01 02:40 26° 30' 7" N  75° 42' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760346
17603582009-12-03 13:45 26° 29' 13" N  76° 28' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760358
17603712009-12-03 23:33 26° 30' 54" N  76° 49' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760371
17603832009-12-04 02:33 26° 31' 40" N  76° 45' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760383
2  Inverted Echo Sounder

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
17814802009-12-01 12:00  — 2010-12-01 12:00 26° 30' 57" N  76° 50' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1781480
17813752009-12-03 12:00  — 2010-03-30 12:00 26° 29' 34" N  76° 28' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1781375
31  Moored CTD
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10837312009-11-29 20:30:01  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083731
10837432009-11-29 20:30  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083743
10837552009-11-29 20:30:01  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083755
10834172009-12-02 21:30  — 2011-04-25 10:30 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083417
10834292009-12-02 21:30  — 2011-04-25 10:30:03 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083429
10834302009-12-02 21:30  — 2011-04-25 10:30 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083430
10834422009-12-02 21:30  — 2011-04-25 10:30:02 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083442
10834542009-12-02 21:30  — 2011-04-25 10:30 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083454
10834662009-12-02 21:29:59  — 2011-04-25 10:30 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083466
10834782009-12-02 21:00  — 2011-04-25 10:30 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083478
10834912009-12-02 21:00  — 2011-04-25 10:30 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083491
10835092009-12-02 21:00  — 2011-04-25 10:30 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083509
10835102009-12-02 21:30  — 2011-04-25 10:30 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083510
10835222009-12-02 21:30  — 2011-04-25 10:30:02 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083522
10835342009-12-02 21:30  — 2011-04-25 10:30 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083534
10835462009-12-02 21:30  — 2011-04-25 10:30:03 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083546
10835582009-12-02 21:00  — 2011-04-25 10:30 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083558
10835712009-12-02 21:30  — 2011-04-25 10:30 26° 29' 22" N  76° 30' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083571
10835832009-11-29 20:00  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083583
10835952009-11-29 20:30:01  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083595
10836022009-11-29 20:30:01  — 2011-04-21 13:30:02 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083602
10836142009-11-29 20:30  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083614
10836262009-11-29 20:30  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083626
10836382009-11-29 20:30:01  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083638
10836512009-11-29 20:30:01  — 2011-04-21 13:30:02 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083651
10836632009-11-29 20:00  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083663
10836752009-11-29 20:00  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083675
10836872009-11-29 20:30  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083687
10836992009-11-29 20:30:01  — 2011-04-21 13:30:02 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083699
10837062009-11-29 20:30  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083706
10837182009-11-29 20:30  — 2011-04-21 13:30 26° 30' 9" N  71° 58' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1083718