Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


AT19 (Lee)

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Cruise Party

Brian Guest: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Bigelow 103, MS#12 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3275
bguest@whoi.edu

Jody Klymak: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
University of Victoria 3800 Finnerty Rd P.O. BOX 3055 STN CSC Victoria , BC Canada V8W4A3
+1 250 472 5969
jklymak@uvic.ca

Jim Ledwell: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Bigelow 111, MS#12 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3305
jledwell@whoi.edu

Kipp Shearman: Principal Investigator
Oregon State University USA
+1 541 737 1866
shearman@coas.oregonstate.edu

Miles Sundermeyer: Principal Investigator
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth USA
+1 508 999 8898
msundermeyer@umassd.edu
- added Jody Klymak as Chief Scientist on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
- added Brian Guest as Principal Investigator on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
- added Jody Klymak as Principal Investigator on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
- added Jim Ledwell as Principal Investigator on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
- added Kipp Shearman as Principal Investigator on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
- added Miles Sundermeyer as Principal Investigator on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Departure: Feb 22, 2012

Woods Hole

Arrival: Mar 17, 2012

Woods Hole

Operations Area

Gulf Stream (north or south wall)
- Gulf Stream (north or south wall) on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
Lat/Lon: 37° 0.0′ N / 67° 0.0′ W
- set lat to 37° 0.0′ N, set lon to 67° 0.0′ W on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
Depth Range: 0 / 300 m
- set min to 0, set max to 300 m on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no
- changed to no on Jan 4, 2012 10:52 AM by Eric Benway
- on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Science Objectives

Mapping 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).  

- Mapping 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).  

on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Science Activities

R/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.  

- R/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.  

on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
- Teleconference on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
Meeting Notes: Co-ordinating with Eric Benway and Craig Lee
- Co-ordinating with Eric Benway and Craig Lee on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

»TriaxusPhotos-2.pdf
»Aft_Deck_-_Lee_KN205_DRAFT.JPG
»Main_Deck_-_Lee_KN205_DRAFT.JPG
»MVP_UVic__winch_Ops.pdf
- added TriaxusPhotos-2.pdf on Feb 14, 2012 10:59 AM by Chad Smith
- added Aft_Deck_-_Lee_KN205_DRAFT.JPG on Feb 14, 2012 10:59 AM by Chad Smith
- added Main_Deck_-_Lee_KN205_DRAFT.JPG on Feb 14, 2012 10:59 AM by Chad Smith
- added MVP_UVic__winch_Ops.pdf on Jan 10, 2012 10:45 AM by Eric Benway
- MVPOps.pdf on Jan 10, 2012 10:44 AM by Eric Benway
- added MVPOps.pdf on Jan 10, 2012 10:44 AM by Eric Benway
Notes: UWASHINGTON 300 ADCP to be installed in spare transducer well at WHOI Feb 8 - Feb 19.
- -changed to UWASHINGTON 300 ADCP to be installed in spare transducer well at WHOI Feb 8 - Feb 19. on Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM by Eric Benway
- -added on Jan 4, 2012 10:52 AM by Eric Benway

Funding

Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY
Grant or contract number: N00014-09-1-0266

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 75 kHz,
Navigation - Heading,
Navigation - Position,
Transducer well for visiting instrumentation
-added ADCP 75 kHz on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
-added Navigation - Heading on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
-added Navigation - Position on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
-added Transducer well for visiting instrumentation on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Shipboard Communication

Basic 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?
-added Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
-added Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis? on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
-added Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis? on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Critical CTD Sensors

We won't need the rosette
- added We won't need the rosette on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

MET Sensors

Air temperature,
Barometric Pressure,
Relative Humidity,
Short Wave Solar Radiation,
Wind speed and direction
-added Air temperature on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
-added Barometric Pressure on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
-added Relative Humidity on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
-added Short Wave Solar Radiation on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
-added Wind speed and direction on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
Storage Notes:

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no
- added no on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Navigation

GPS
-added GPS on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
Navigation Notes:

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
Winch Notes: Full description at http://web.uvic.ca/~jklymak/MVP/MVPOps.pdf

- added Full description at http://web.uvic.ca/~jklymak/MVP/MVPOps.pdf

on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
Winch Notes:

Standard Oceanographic Cables

Slip ring required? no
Non-standard wire required? no
Traction winch required? no

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 

Over the Side Equipment

Will 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.
- added UVic MVP winch Full description at http://web.uvic.ca/~jklymak/MVP/MVPOps.pdf

Winch mounts w/ adapter plates to 2x2 hole pattern.
on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Special Requirements

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: 
Water: no Identify: 
Electrical Power Revisions

- Electrical Power : changed from no to yes on Jan 4, 2012 10:52 AM by Eric Benway
- Electrical Power : added no on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
- Identify : added 440 V 3 Phase, 17.6 A on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
Equipment Handling Revisions

- Equipment Handling : changed from no to yes on Jan 4, 2012 10:52 AM by Eric Benway
- Equipment Handling : added no on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
- Identify : added Fending poles, on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Additional Cruise Items/Activities

Explosive Devices:no
Portable Air Compressors:no
Flammable Gases:no
Small Boat Operations:no
SCUBA Diving Operations:no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?yes
- added yes on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
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).
- changed from 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).   to 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). on Jan 4, 2012 10:52 AM by Eric Benway
- added 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).   on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway
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.
- added 300 ADCP from University of Washington to be installed into Atlantis' spare transducer well. on Jan 4, 2012 10:51 AM by Eric Benway

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
- added no on Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM by Eric Benway
Diplomatic Clearance: no
- added no on Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM by Eric Benway
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Eric Benway
-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
508-289-3770
ebenway@whoi.edu

SEND SHIPMENTS TO:Master R/V ATLANTIS
Attn: Scientist's Name - LATMIX - AT19
c/o Eric Benway
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Eric Benway
Phone: (508) 289-3770
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: ebenway@whoi.edu
- added Eric Benway
-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
508-289-3770
ebenway@whoi.edu

SEND SHIPMENTS TO:Master R/V ATLANTIS
Attn: Scientist's Name - LATMIX - AT19
c/o Eric Benway
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Eric Benway
Phone: (508) 289-3770
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: ebenway@whoi.edu
on Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM by Eric Benway
Countries:
n/a
- removed answer n/a on Jan 4, 2012 10:55 AM by Eric Benway
- added n/a on Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM by Eric Benway
Notes:
n/a
- removed answer n/a on Jan 4, 2012 10:55 AM by Eric Benway
- added n/a on Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM by Eric Benway
Isotope Use Approval: no
- added no on Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM by Eric Benway
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM by Eric Benway

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
MOB = Feb 19 - 21
DEMOB = Mar 18- 19.
- added MOB = Feb 19 - 21
DEMOB = Mar 18- 19.
on Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM by Eric Benway