Hydrographic observations from the US/PRC Cooperative Program in the Western Equatorial Pacific Ocean, cruises 5-8
Lake, B. J.
Millard, Robert C.
Toole, John M.
Mangum, Linda J.
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LocationWestern equatorial Pacific Ocean
KeywordTropical Oceans Global Atmosphere (TOGA); Hydrography CTD; Equatorial Pacific; Xiang Yang Hong 14 (Ship) Cruise 5; Xiang Yang Hong 14 (Ship) Cruise 6; Xiang Yang Hong 14 (Ship) Cruise 7; Xiang Yang Hong 14 (Ship) Cruise 8
In support of the Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere (TOGA) program, investigators from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), and the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) from both Qingdao (First Institute) and Guangzhou (South China Sea Branch) conducted hydrographic observations aboard the Chinese R/V Xiang Yang Hong 14 in the western equatorial Pacific Ocean. The objective of this component of the TOGA program was to document the water mass property distributions of the western equatorial Pacific and describe the oceanic velocity field. The four cruises summarized here were conducted during the period November 1988 to July 1990 and are the final half of an eight cruise repeated survey of the region begun in 1985. Conductivity-Temperature-Depth-Oxygen (CTD/O2) stations were collected to a minimum cast depth of 2500m or the bottom when shallower. The cruises reoccupied the same stations to provide temporal information. Summarized listings of CTD/02 data together with selected physical properties of sea water for these cruises are provided here, as well as a description of the hardware used and an explanation of the data reduction techniques employed.
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