Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire



R/V Atlantis


Cruise Party

Patricia Quinn: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Organization Name 7600 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA United States 98115
+1 206 526 6892

Departure: San Diego, CA on May 14, 2010

Arrival: San Francisco, CA on Jun 8, 2010

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: Coast of California between San Diego and San Francisco up to 100 nm offshore.

Lat/Lon: 33° 46.0′ N / 118° 11.0′ W

Depth Range: 0 / max (m)

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? n/a
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science objectives

Characterization of marine and continental chemical and meteorological processes to assess and improve NOAA’s 1) forecasting of air quality for the California region and 2) simulation of the radiative forcing of climate by ozone and aerosol particles over the E. Pacific.

Science Activities

Surface seawater and atmospheric continuous sampling. No station work required.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference


Funding Agency: NOAA #PO TBD

- added NOAA #PO TBD on Feb 26, 2010 5:35 PM by Patricia K Quinn

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Science Underway Seawater System

Critical CTD Sensors: 

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure
Air temperature
Relative Humidity
Wind speed and direction
Short Wave Solar Radiation

Sample Storage

Climate Controlled Walk-in
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.
Scientific Walk-in Freezer


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

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 Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? no

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify: O2 deck
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: yes Identify: phones
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: yes Identify: Fresh water to O1 deck and main deck, Seawater to the main deck

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

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): 

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Mar 1, 2010 12:59 PM by Patricia K Quinn