Hydrographic Cruise: 91AF105

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Data History

  • Line/Expocode/Chi Sci corrections Christopher Duncombe Rae

    Date: 2003-03-03
    Data Type: Cruise ID
    Action: Data Update
    The cruises you mention were part of the BEST programme (BEnguela Sources and Transports) which was a NSF project of Arnold Gordon (LDEO), Silvia Garzoli (then LDEO, now AOML), and Dale Pillsbury (OSU). The project was to deploy inverted echo sounders and current meters in the Cape Basin, supported by a CTD validation cruise, to measure the transport of the Benguela Current, monitor its variability and determine origins and ratio of Agulhas Current and South Atlantic Current source water masses. The cruises were
    Mooring Deployment  Jun/Jul 1992  Africana V105  Bailey/Garzoli
     CTD survey          May/Jun 1993  Discovery V202 Gordon
     Mooring Recovery    Oct/Nov 1993  Maurice Ewing  Garzoli
    The project was US-funded, Africana is a South African ship, Discovery British, Maurice Ewing American. I was not chief scientist on any of the cruises, although responsible for CTD data collection on the deployment and recovery cruises. The published data reports from the cruises are
    BELINNE, D.J., MELE, P., HUBER, B., and A. GORDON, 1996. Benguela Source and Transport Project (BEST): CTD and Hydrographic Data Report, RRS Discovery Cruise 202 (07 May - 03 June 1993). LDEO-96-01, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY.
    GARZOLI, S.L., MACCIO, M., MARTINO, A., and M. COLWELL, 1994. BEST Data Report: IES/PIES/XBT. LDEO-94-1, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University , Palisades, NY.
    SIMPKINS, J., and R.E. STILL, 1994. Benguela Source and TRansport Project (BEST): Current measurements off the coast of South Africa. Woce ACM-4. June 1992-October 1993. 157, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon: 69 pp.
    The CTD data from the deployment and recovery cruises have not been published in data report format.
  • CTD reformatted, exchange and netCDF files created Danie Bartolacci

    Date: 2003-03-03
    Data Type: CTD
    Action: Website Updated:
    I have created a summary file and reformatted the CTD files for this cruise. Exchange and netCDF files have been created as well as inventory and stationtrack image files. No bottle data exists for this cruise
    Both xml and html files have been recreated and all pages reflect new data files.  NOTE that the following should be corrected or entered into the 
    Country SA
    Chief Scientists Bailey/Garzoli
    dates 19920616 - 19920705
  • ChiSci Incorrect. No DOC, SUM or BOT. CTD not WOCE formatted Danie Bartolacci

    Date: 2002-05-01
    Data Type: CTD/BTL/SUM/DOC
    Action: Update Needed
    Current Mtr cruise. CTD needs major rfmttng. Email either Duncombe or J. Crease for correct ChiSci info. Format CTD. Correct info in database. Get confirm. no BOT
  • Data added to website Karla Uribe

    Date: 2001-09-10
    Data Type: CTD
    Action: Data Update:
    Data for this cruise has been copied from /home/whpo/karla/NON_WHP/CM_HYDRO_2001.03.09_JCREASE/CURRENT_METER_WOCE_CRUISES/Best_AR9_ACM4/SADCO/mew9308.  The only available data are CTD. There are email and small documentation related to this data.  This cruise has been placed under ar09_b. I could not find Chi Sci information, online therefor I linked Mr. Chris Ducombe's email because he was the one that submitted the data.  Chris Duncombe Rae <duncombe@mcm.wcape.gov.za>.