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  • Water column data from 22 XBT launched during the IMPULS cruise.

  • Water column data from 5 XBT launched during the MARSIBAL I-06 cruise

  • Multibeam data acquired on board the R/V Hespérides with a Simrad EM12 echo-sounder during the IMPULS cruise.

  • Water column data from 3 XSV launched during the MARSIBAL-06 cruise.

  • Water column data from 37 XBT launched during the SWIM cruise.

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    Water column data from 3 XBT launched on board the R/V Hespérides during the BENTART-06 cruise.

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    Muestras Tenerife

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    Batimetría de Tenerife

  • The RRS Discovery cruise 304 was conducted from 12 May to 6 June 2005 from and to Santa Cruz (Tenerife). The cruise was completed as part of the NERC founded RAPID programme to monitor the meridional overturning circulation at 26 N. The primary purpose was to service the eastern boundary and Mid-Atlantic Ridge part of the 26 N mooring array which had previously been serviced during the RRS Charles Darwin cruises 170 and 177. 12 moorings were successfully recovered, however two of the shallow eastern boundary moorings failed to release. Intense fishing activity at these sites is likely to be the cause. 12 mooring and four bottom pressure landers were re-deployed. Data from two bottom mounted inverted echosounders was uploaded via acoustic telemetry. A total of 10 CTD casts to calibrate the mooring sensors were carried out and 3 Argo floats (from the UK Met Office) were launched. The moored sensors are CTD loggers for the most part but also bottom pressure sensors, different types of current meters and inverted echosounders are used to determine the strength and structure of the meridional overturning circulation.

  • Hydrographical cruise W Iberian peninsula and Celtic-Cantabrian sea. 65 depth CTD, 2 RCM moorings, LADCP