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RRS Discovery Cruise 309-310, 18 Aug-05 Sep 2006. Cape Farewell and Eirik Ridge (CFER-2)

Bacon, S.. 2006 RRS Discovery Cruise 309-310, 18 Aug-05 Sep 2006. Cape Farewell and Eirik Ridge (CFER-2). Southampton, UK, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, 112pp. (National Oceanography Centre Southampton Cruise Report 11)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes scientific activities during RRS Discovery cruise 309-310 in the vicinity of Cape Farewell, southern Greenland, during late summer 2006. A Deep Western Boundary Current array of seven moorings was recovered and a replacement array of five moorings was deployed. For IFREMER, one mooring and one glider were recovered; one IfM-GEOMAR and three NIOZ moorings were recovered, serviced and redeployed. Hydrographic work comprised 25 CTD/LADCP stations, and three tows of the Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP); water samples were captured on each station for the measurement of salinity. Continuous underway measurements comprised: navigation; currents, using ship-mounted ADCPs (75 and 150 kHz); meteorology; sea surface temperature and salinity; and bathymetry. D309-310 (CFER-2) is a part of the project “Cape Farewell and Eirik Ridge: Interannual to Millennial Thermohaline Circulation Variability”, funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council as part of its “Rapid Climate Change” Directed Research Programme.

Item Type: Publication - Report (Other)
Additional Keywords: ADCP, Atlantic Ocean, Cape Farewell, cruise D309-310 2006, CTD, deep western boundary current, Discovery, Eirik Ridge, Lowered ADCP, meteorology, moorings, Moving Vessel Profiler, MVP, shipboard ADCP
Date made live: 05 Dec 2006 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/142446

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