Accession Number : ADA132607

Title :   The Long Term Upper Ocean Study (LOTUS) Cruise Summary and Hydrographic Data Report - OCEANUS 129 - October 1982.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 28 Oct-4 Nov 82,


Personal Author(s) : Trask,Richard P ; Briscoe,Melbourne G

PDF Url : ADA132607

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : OCEANUS cruise number 129 (28 October - 4 November, 1982) was the eighth in a series of cruises to the Long Term Upper Ocean Study (LOTUS) area centered at 34 deg. N, 70 deg. W. In the LOTUS area seven SOFAR floats were launched, two moorings were recovered (a LOTUS surface mooring and a C.S. Draper Labs profiling current meter mooring), and a surface mooring which replaced the one recovered was set. Seven CTD stations were also completed in the LOTUS area. Outside the LOTUS area a subsurface mooring was set in the Gulf Stream in cooperation with H. Bryden's (WHOI) Gulf Stream Observations project, and a WHOI engineering mooring at Site D was recovered, examined and redeployed. In addition, several XBT sections were made, one along 70 deg. W between 40 deg. N and 34 deg. N, a second surveyed a cold core ring discovered during the trip to the LOTUS area and a third was made in the vicinity of the Gulf Stream Observations mooring. Part I of this report is a summary of the major cruise activities and part II presents the hydrographic data (CTD and XBT) collected during the cruise. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Oceanography, North Atlantic Ocean, Temperature, Salinity, Density, Acoustic velocity, Profiles, Tables(Data), Ocean currents, Measurement

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE