R/V Pelagia PE399, 16th June to 8th July 2015 Southampton, UK to Reykjavik, Iceland. OSNAP Mooring Cruise Report

Stuart Cunningham, Loic Houpert (Editor), Clare Johnson (Editor)

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Abstract

16th June to 8th July 2015, Southampton, UK to Reykjavik, Iceland. OSNAP Mooring Cruise Report.
This cruise report details the scientific programme for the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) led by Professor Stuart Cunningham on R/V Pelagia cruise 339. 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 pages116
Volume292
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2016

Keywords

  • Oceanographic Cruise
  • North Atlantic
  • OSNAP
  • Mooring
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • meridional overturning circulation
  • North Atlantic Current
  • Subpolar Gyre
  • AMOC

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