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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. PILLSBURY, R.D., BOTTERO, J.M., PITTOCK, G., ROOT, D.C., 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.
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 database Ship AFRICANA Country SA Chief Scientists Bailey/Garzoli dates 19920616 - 19920705
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 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 <email@example.com>.