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RV Ronald H. Brown Cruise RB0901, 15 Apr-06 May 2009. RAPID Mooring Cruise Report

By D. Rayner


This report describes the mooring operations conducted during RV Ronald H. Brown cruise<br/>RB0901 between 15 April and 5 May 2009.<br/>These mooring operations were completed as part of the United Kingdom Natural Environment<br/>Research Council (NERC) funded RAPID-WATCH Programme to monitor the Atlantic<br/>Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5°N. The primary purpose on this cruise for the UK<br/>team was to service the RAPID Western Boundary moorings while the US team worked on the<br/>Western Boundary Time Series project.<br/>Cruise RB0901 was from Charleston, South Carolina to Charleston, South Carolina and<br/>covered the Western Boundary moorings deployed on cruises SJ08 and RB0701. This cruise<br/>was the seventh annual refurbishment of the Western Boundary section of an array of moorings<br/>deployed across the Atlantic in order to continuously observe the Atlantic Meridional<br/>Overturning Circulation (MOC). This array will be further refined and refurbished during<br/>subsequent years.<br/>The instruments deployed on the array consist of a variety of current meters, bottom pressure<br/>recorders, and CTD loggers, which, combined with time series measurements of the Florida<br/>Channel Current and wind stress estimates, will be used to determine the strength and structure<br/>of the MOC at 26.5°N.<br/>(

Topics: GC
Publisher: National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Year: 2009
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