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RRS Discovery Cruise 245, 27 Jan-20 Feb 2000. A hydrographic section from Scotland to Iceland

Holliday, N.P. and Griffiths, C.R. (2000) RRS Discovery Cruise 245, 27 Jan-20 Feb 2000. A hydrographic section from Scotland to Iceland , Southampton, UK Southampton Oceanography Centre 80pp. (Southampton Oceanography Centre Cruise Report, 29).

Record type: Monograph (Project Report)


The report describes the RRS Discovery Cruise 245, designed as a repeat of the hydrographic section that includes the Ellett line from Scotland to Rockall, and the SOC extension to Iceland.

The section consisted of stations for CTD, LADCP, chemistry (nutrients, oxygen) and biology (chlorophyll). Continuous measurements of high precision position and heading navigation data were made, also of surface currents (VM-ADCP), depth, surface temperature and salinity, surface nutrients and high-quality meteorological measurements. The cruise objectives also included recovering two deep ocean and two shelf current meter moorings, and collecting shallow sediment cores in the Muck Deep, a shelf depression. The cruise was severely hit by bad weather and as a consequence not all the scientific objectives were achieved.

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Published date: 2000
Keywords: ADCP, ATLN, cruise 245 2000, CTD observations, current meters, Discovery, Iceland Basin, Irish Sea, LADCP, Multicore, Muck Deep, North Atlantic, nutrients, oxygen, repeat hydrography, Rockall Trough, shelf-edge current, VM-ADCP, water exchange, winter convection


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PURE UUID: 96f41555-a3e6-4166-b45f-cdb99b73c524

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Date deposited: 27 Jan 2004
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:18

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Author: N.P. Holliday
Author: C.R. Griffiths

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