RRS Discovery Cruise D344, 21 Oct-18 Nov 2009. RAPID Mooring Cruise Report.

Cunningham, S.A.; et al, .. 2010 RRS Discovery Cruise D344, 21 Oct-18 Nov 2009. RAPID Mooring Cruise Report. Southampton, UK, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, 225pp. (National Oceanography Centre Southampton Cruise Report 51)

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This cruise report covers RRS Discovery cruise D344. Cruise D344 was primarily used for the annual servicing of the eastern boundary and mid-Atlantic ridge moorings that form part of the RAPID-MOC mooring array across the North Atlantic at 26°N. In addition, the easternmost western boundary mooring, WB6, was serviced and the trial current meter mooring off the island of Abaco, WB-CM, was recovered. As the Discovery had made a faster passage than anticipated, a number of CTD stations were performed along 24° 30’N to augment the hydrography section scheduled to take place in January 2010. The instruments deployed on the RAPID-MOC array consist of bottom pressure recorders, CTD loggers, and current meters which, combined with time series measurements of the Florida Channel Current, and wind stress estimates, will be used to determine the strength and structure of the MOC at 26.5°N. (

Item Type: Publication - Report (Other)
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: 170pp & 55 logsheets
Additional Keywords: 26.5°N, Atlantic Ocean, bottom pressure recorder, BPR, cruise D344, CTD, current meter, Discovery, Eastern Boundary, meridional overturning circulation, MicroCAT, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, MOC, mooring array, Moorings, North Atlantic, RAPID-WATCH, RAPID, RAPIDMOC, THC, thermohaline circulation
Date made live: 15 Sep 2010 10:24 +0 (UTC)

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