RSS Discovery DY053, 26th June to 23rd July 2016, King George V Dock, Glasgow to Reykjavick, Iceland. OSNAP Mooring Cruise Report.

Stuart Cunningham, Loic Houpert (Editor)

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Abstract

This cruise report details the scientific programme for the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) led by Professor Stuart Cunningham on RSS Discovery DY053. This cruise is a contribution to the International Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Programme (OSNAP). Two additional scientific teams (from Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution / Ocean University of China) participated in this cruise. SAMS objectives were to recover and redeploy moorings in the Rockall Trough, measuring temperature, salinity, currents and bottom pressure and; recover Seaglider SG605 ‘’Bowmore’’ in the Hatton-Rockall Basin.

The OSNAP array deployed since July 2014 is purposefully designed to provide a continuous record of the full-water column, trans-basin fluxes of heat, mass and freshwater in the subpolar North Atlantic, on a section from Newfoundland to Greenland to Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSAMS
Number of pages123
Volume293
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • North Atlantic
  • North Atlantic Current
  • Subpolar gyre
  • Meridional overturning circulation
  • MOC
  • AMOC
  • Bottom pressure recorder
  • BPR
  • Cruise DY053
  • CTD
  • Current meter
  • MicroCat
  • Mooring array
  • Moorings
  • Thermohaline circulation
  • Glider
  • Seaglider
  • OSNAP
  • UK-OSNAP
  • Rockall Plateau
  • Rockall-Hatton Plateau
  • Rockall Trough
  • Reykjanes Ridge
  • Iceland Basin
  • Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  • Irminger Basin

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