Accession Number:

ADA213147

Title:

CTD and Bottle Data from Leg 1: 20 December 1986 - 18 January 1987. Leg 2: 17 July - 15 August 1987

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MIAMI UNIV FL INST OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

286.0

Abstract:

The goal of the two cruises covered in this hydrographic data report was to survey the water masses and cross- and inter-basin transports at the height of the two monsoon regimes. The first cruise from December 20, 1986 to January 18, 1987 covered the northeast or Indian winter monsoon while the second effort from July 17 to August 5, 1987 provided data during the southwest or Indian summer monsoon. Specifically, the sampling carried out on the cruises involved standard CTD work with a complement of light i.e. low volume tracers, acoustic Doppler profiling of near surface currents, deployment of ARGOS surface drifters and neutral buoyant floats and a suite of biological measurements including chlorophyll profiles, primary productivity measurements ans collection of phytoplankton ans zooplankton samples. These were carried out on the cruise track shown at the start of each of the data sections. A total of 116 CTD casts were made on MASAI I with 57 of these being deep casts extending to the bottom. On MASAI II a total of 120 CTD casts were made along the track with 55 of these being deep casts extending to the bottom. SDW

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE