CTD observations on the North Brazil shelf during a Multidisciplinary Amazon Shelf SEDiment Study (AMASSEDS) : February - March 1990


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dc.contributor.author Limeburner, Richard
dc.contributor.author Beardsley, Robert C.
dc.coverage.spatial North Brazil shelf
dc.coverage.spatial Amazon River
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-16T17:21:51Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-16T17:21:51Z
dc.date.issued 1991-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/938
dc.description.abstract Hydrographic (CTD) and acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) observations were made on the North Brazil shelf adjacent to the mouth of the Amazon River during R/V Iselin cruise I9002 February 10-March 29, 1990 as part of A Multidisciplinary Amazon Shelf SEDiment Study (AMASSEDS). These observations were obtained during a small-scale survey on Leg 1 in support of mooring deployment operations, during a lage-scale survey on Leg 3 in support of geological and geochemical sampling, during a frontal zone survey on Leg 4 consisting of 12 and 24 hourly CTD casts at anchored stations, and during a bottom tripod recovery on Leg 5. The maximum sampling depth at each station was within two meters of the bottom. The primary objectives of the AMASSEDS hydrographic measurement program were (a) to observe and characterize the temperature, salinity, density, oxygen, fluorescence and light transmission fields and their spatial variability on the North Brazilian shelf directly influence by the Amazon River discharge, (b) to resolve the seaward extent and vertical structure of the surface plume of low salinity Amazon River water during different stages of river discharge, (c) to describe the spatial structure of the turbidity and associate suspended sediment distributions across the shelf, (d) to characterize the properties of the Amazon shelf water beneath the surface plume and their seasonal variability, and (e) to describe the landward penetration of the North Brazil Current with respect to water properties and shelf currents. This report represents a summary in graphic and tabular form of the hydrographic observations made during the seond AMASSEDS cruise (I9002) on the R/V Iselin. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding was provided by the National Science Foundation through Grant No. OCE 88-12917. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Technical Reports en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI-91-11 en
dc.subject Hydrography en
dc.subject CTD en
dc.subject Suspended sediment en
dc.subject AmasSeds (A Multidisciplinary Amazon Shelf SEDiment Study) en
dc.subject North Brazil Coastal Region en
dc.title CTD observations on the North Brazil shelf during a Multidisciplinary Amazon Shelf SEDiment Study (AMASSEDS) : February - March 1990 en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/938

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