Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cruise Planning Questionnaire
Cruise PartyBrian Guest: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Bigelow 103, MS#12 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3275
Jody Klymak: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
University of Victoria 3800 Finnerty Rd P.O. BOX 3055 STN CSC Victoria , BC Canada V8W4A3
+1 250 472 5969
Jim Ledwell: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Bigelow 111, MS#12 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3305
Kipp Shearman: Principal Investigator
Oregon State University USA
+1 541 737 1866
Miles Sundermeyer: Principal Investigator
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth USA
+1 508 999 8898
Departure: Woods Hole on Feb 22, 2012
Arrival: Woods Hole on Mar 17, 2012
Mobilization Date: Feb 19, 2012
Demobilization Date: Mar 19, 2012
Operations Area: Gulf Stream (north or south wall)
Lat/Lon: 37° 0.0′ N / 67° 0.0′ W
Depth Range: 0 / 300 m
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no
Science objectivesMapping strong fronts in the vicinity of the Gulf Stream in conjunction with operations on R/V Knorr (UVic+everyone).
Tending gliders released in the experiment area (OSU)
Releasing and tracking dye released in experiment area (WHOI + UMASS)
Releasing surface floats, perhaps retrieving (UMass)
The overall goal is to better understand lateral processes in the upper ocean. For this experiment, particular interest is in what happens with significant wind and deep mixed layers. This requires mapping out the large-scale features (Atlantis), and detailing the turbulent processes that result (Knorr).
Science ActivitiesR/V Knorr will be deploying floats and doing tight (5-10 km surveys) around the floats. R/V Atlantis will be doing larger scale "radiator" patterns towing a free-falling CTD package (MVP - Klymak). Operational speeds will be between 5 and 10 knots, weather and instrument dependent. The radiators will be aligned across large-scale features, and be approximately 30 km long, and maybe 15 km cross-feature.
We anticipate that the cruise will be broken into three or four "experiments", where a feature is chosen, perhaps after a short survey, and assets deployed.
At the beginning of each experiment, three or four gliders will be released (Shearman), preferably upstream of major currents. They will run cross-front surveys, ideally independently of the ship. If these run too far astray, we may need to break off regular sampling to chase them.
Also, there will be a dye release, hopefully as close to the R/V Knorr as practical, and likely based on a location and depth they suggest to us. The hope is that the dye and the floats on the R/V Knorr will be as co-located as practical. The dye will either be flourosceine or rhodamine, both harmless in the amounts we are using.
Pre-cruise planning meeting: TeleconferenceCo-ordinating with Eric Benway and Craig Lee
Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY #N00014-09-1-0266
- added ONR/NAVY #N00014-09-1-0266 on Jan 3, 2012 10:53 AM by Eric Benway
Shipboard EquipmentADCP 75 kHz
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Transducer well for visiting instrumentation
Shipboard CommunicationBasic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?
Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis?
CTD/Water Sampling911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
Critical CTD Sensors: We won't need the rosette
MET SensorsAir temperature
Short Wave Solar Radiation
Wind speed and direction
Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations? no
WinchesCTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Winch Notes: Full description at http://web.uvic.ca/~jklymak/MVP/MVPOps.pdf
|Slip ring required? no||Number of conductors:|
|Non-standard wire required? no||Type:|
|Traction winch required? no||Describe:|
Other Science Vans:
Specialized Deck Equipment
|Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no||Type:|
|Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no||Type:|
|Nets Required: no||Type:|
Over the Side EquipmentWill you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes
Details: UVic MVP winch Full description at http://web.uvic.ca/~jklymak/MVP/MVPOps.pdf
Winch mounts w/ adapter plates to 2x2 hole pattern.
|Elecrical Power: yes||Identify: 440 V 3 Phase, 17.6 A|
|Equipment Handling: yes||Identify: Fending poles,|
|Inter/intraship Communications: no||Identify:|
|Science Stowage: no||Identify:|
Additional Cruise Items/Activities
|Explosive Devices: no|
Portable Air Compressors: no
Flammable Gases: no
Small Boat Operations: no|
SCUBA Diving Operations: no
Will hazardous material be utilized? yes
Describe deployment method and quantity:
Dye releases are per Ledwell group standard practices. Isopropynol, freshwater, and either uranine or rhodamine are mixed on deck, and deployed over the side on the CTD rosette (to get the proper depth rating).
Radioactive MaterialRadioiosotopes: no
Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs: 300 ADCP from University of Washington to be installed into Atlantis' spare transducer well.
Date Submitted: Jan 3, 2012 1:42 PM by Dr Jody Klymak