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Cruise Summary Report of Maria S. Merian Cruise OVIDE 3 (BSH Ref-No.: 20067455)

Maria S. Merian
21.05.2006
28.06.2006
Lisbon, Portugal
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
LHERMINIER PASCALE - Ocean Physics and Satellite oceanography laboratory (LOPS) - UMR 6523 CNRS-Ifremer-IRD-UBO
LABORATORY of PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (LPO) UMR 6523 CNRS-IFREMER-IRD-UBO
North Atlantic Ocean
WEST EAST SOUTH NORTH
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OVIDE - OVIDE / LABORATORY of PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (LPO) UMR 6523 CNRS-IFREMER-IRD-UBO
The proposal was to repeat a 95-station hydrographic section between Portugal and the southernmost tip of Greenland every two years for a 10 year period, in order to determine the low frequency fluctuations of the meridian circulation cell, heat fluxes towards Europe and tracer transport and characteristics of water masses. Achieving the first part of the section in 2002 had already showed up high variability compared to the data from 1997, and the 2004 section confirmed our choice of sampling strategy. CTDO2 probe measurements were complemented by determining the amounts of nutrients, anthropogenic tracers (CFCs, CCl4 and anthropogenic carbon), d180 and 13C, as well as by current measurements using ADCPs. Four current meter arrays were moored on the East Greenland slope in June 2004 and were to be recovered. The Ovide program is also based on analysis on the data from the ARGO project's Lagrangian profilers (16 were to be deployed in 2006), a realistic high resolution modeling program(DRAKKAR) and variational data assimilation in a lower resolution model (OPA 1/3°). OVIDE project is part of the international CLIVAR program and the French LEFE program, working in collaboration with SURATLANTE projects (G. Reverdin).
current meters
current profilers
CTD
bathythermographs
thermosalinographs
multi-beam echosounders
discrete water samplers
LHERMINIER PASCALE -  Ocean Physics and Satellite oceanography laboratory (LOPS) - UMR 6523 CNRS-Ifremer-IRD-UBO
MORIN PASCAL -  Roscoff Marine Station, Sorbonne Université and CNRS (OSU-SBR)
Dr. F.F. PEREZ -  CSIC-IIM/ Institute of Marine Research
PIERRE CATHERINE -  Laboratory of Oceanography and Climate : Experiments and numerical Approaches - UMR 7159

Summary of Measurements and Samples

PI Number Type Unit Type of measurement Description Reference date
A 120 H21 stations Oxygen Profils Bathysonde (Capteur Aanderra) 21.05.2006
B 118 H22 stations Phosphate 21.05.2006
B 118 H24 stations Nitrate 21.05.2006
B 118 H26 stations Silicate 21.05.2006
C 118 H27 stations Alkalinity 21.05.2006
C 118 H28 stations pH 21.05.2006
C H74 Carbon dioxide 21.05.2006
PI Number Type Unit Type of measurement Description Reference date
A G74 Multi-beam echosounding Bathymétrie au voisinage des mouillages 21.05.2006
PI Number Type Unit Type of measurement Description Reference date
A D01 Current meters Récupération de 4 mouillages - 15 * 2 ans 21.05.2006
A 16 D06 deployments Neutrally buoyant floats Provors déployés 21.05.2006
A D71 Current profiler (eg ADCP) ADCP de coque (0-700m) et LADCP 21.05.2006
A D90 Other physical oceanographic measurements 3 profils - Vertical Micro Profiler 21.05.2006
A 118 H09 stations Water bottle stations Prélèvements de 8L 21.05.2006
A 120 H10 stations CTD stations CTD02 21.05.2006
A 48 H13 profiles Bathythermograph XBT 21.05.2006
D 268 H32 stations Isotopes 18dO, 13C 21.05.2006
A H71 Surface measurements underway (T,S) Thermosalinographe 21.05.2006
B 1764 H73 stations Geochemical tracers (eg freons) 21.05.2006