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Dataset Title:  Cruise tracks along the US GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect from the R/V
Knorr KN204-01 cruise in the subtropical N. Atlantic during 2011 (U.S.
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Institution:  BCO-DMO   (Dataset ID: bcodmo_dataset_3696)
Range: longitude = -70.87966 to -23.36469°E, latitude = 14.88153 to 41.52393°N
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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

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    Int32 actual_range 20111106, 20111211;
    String bcodmo_name "date_gmt";
    String description "date (GMT) in the format YYYYMMDD";
    String long_name "Date";
    String units "unitless";
  cruise_part {
    String bcodmo_name "cruise_part";
    String description "Identifier for a segment of a cruise leg, where a leg may have been broken into parts";
    String long_name "Cruise Part";
    String units "text";
  time2 {
    String bcodmo_name "time_gmt";
    String description "time (GMT)";
    String long_name "Time";
    String units "HHMMSS";
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    Float64 _FillValue NaN;
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    Float64 colorBarMaximum 90.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -90.0;
    String description "Station latitude (South is negative)";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String nerc_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P09/current/LATX/";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float64 _FillValue NaN;
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    String axis "X";
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    Float64 colorBarMaximum 180.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -180.0;
    String description "Station longitude (West is negative)";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String nerc_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P09/current/LONX/";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
    String access_formats ".htmlTable,.csv,.json,.mat,.nc,.tsv,.esriCsv,.geoJson";
    String acquisition_description 
"Logged to WHOI Athena daily files (.csv's)  
 GPS NMEA $GPRMC data sentences obtained from the switched GPS receiver
(C-Nav, GP1850, GP-90D)";
    String awards_0_award_nid "54753";
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    String awards_0_data_url "http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0926423";
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    String awards_0_funding_acronym "NSF OCE";
    String awards_0_funding_source_nid "355";
    String awards_0_program_manager "Donald L. Rice";
    String awards_0_program_manager_nid "51467";
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    String awards_1_award_number "OCE-0926092";
    String awards_1_data_url "http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0926092";
    String awards_1_funder_name "NSF Division of Ocean Sciences";
    String awards_1_funding_acronym "NSF OCE";
    String awards_1_funding_source_nid "355";
    String awards_1_program_manager "Donald L. Rice";
    String awards_1_program_manager_nid "51467";
    String cdm_data_type "Other";
    String comment 
"Version: 07 March 2012 
 PIs: Boyle, et al 
 US GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect 
 Cruise Tracks from Athena data - 1 minute fixes 
 GT11 - Cruise KN204-01, part A and B 
 Change cruise_id to cruise_part A and B January 29, 2013";
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    String creator_email "info@bco-dmo.org";
    String creator_name "BCO-DMO";
    String creator_type "institution";
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    String data_source "extract_data_as_tsv version 2.3  19 Dec 2019";
    String date_created "2012-08-15T15:33:27Z";
    String date_modified "2020-04-10T19:25:00Z";
    String defaultDataQuery "&time<now";
    String doi "10.26008/1912/bco-dmo.3696.2";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting -23.36469;
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    String history 
"2021-10-21T11:47:24Z (local files)
2021-10-21T11:47:24Z https://erddap.bco-dmo.org/tabledap/bcodmo_dataset_3696.das";
    String infoUrl "https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/3696";
    String institution "BCO-DMO";
    String instruments_0_acronym "GPS";
    String instruments_0_dataset_instrument_description 
"R/V KNORR - Scientific Equipment/Navigation Equipment
Complete NMEA data output from the switched GPS receiver (C-Nav, GP1850, GP-90D).";
    String instruments_0_dataset_instrument_nid "5739";
    String instruments_0_description "The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a U.S. space-based radionavigation system that provides reliable positioning, navigation, and timing services to civilian users on a continuous worldwide basis. The U.S. Air Force develops, maintains, and operates the space and control segments of the NAVSTAR GPS transmitter system. Ships use a variety of receivers (e.g. Trimble and Ashtech) to interpret the GPS signal and determine accurate latitude and longitude.";
    String instruments_0_instrument_external_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/L05/current/POS03/";
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    String instruments_0_supplied_name "Global Positioning System Receiver";
    String keywords "bco, bco-dmo, biological, chemical, cruise, cruise_part, data, dataset, date, dmo, erddap, latitude, longitude, management, oceanography, office, part, preliminary, time, time2";
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    String param_mapping "{'3696': {'lat': 'master - latitude', 'lon': 'master - longitude'}}";
    String parameter_source "https://www.bco-dmo.org/mapserver/dataset/3696/parameters";
    String people_0_affiliation "Massachusetts Institute of Technology";
    String people_0_affiliation_acronym "MIT";
    String people_0_person_name "Edward A. Boyle";
    String people_0_person_nid "50984";
    String people_0_role "Principal Investigator";
    String people_0_role_type "originator";
    String people_1_affiliation "Old Dominion University";
    String people_1_affiliation_acronym "ODU";
    String people_1_person_name "Gregory Cutter";
    String people_1_person_nid "50679";
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    String people_2_affiliation "Massachusetts Institute of Technology";
    String people_2_affiliation_acronym "MIT";
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    String people_2_role_type "related";
    String people_3_affiliation "Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution";
    String people_3_affiliation_acronym "WHOI BCO-DMO";
    String people_3_person_name "Stephen R. Gegg";
    String people_3_person_nid "50910";
    String people_3_role "BCO-DMO Data Manager";
    String people_3_role_type "related";
    String project "U.S. GEOTRACES NAT";
    String projects_0_acronym "U.S. GEOTRACES NAT";
    String projects_0_description 
"Much of this text appeared in an article published in OCB News, October 2008, by the OCB Project Office.
The first U.S. GEOTRACES Atlantic Section will be specifically centered around a sampling cruise to be carried out in the North Atlantic in 2010. Ed Boyle (MIT) and Bill Jenkins (WHOI) organized a three-day planning workshop that was held September 22-24, 2008 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The main goal of the workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee, was to design the implementation plan for the first U.S. GEOTRACES Atlantic Section. The primary cruise design motivation was to improve knowledge of the sources, sinks and internal cycling of Trace Elements and their Isotopes (TEIs) by studying their distributions along a section in the North Atlantic (Figure 1). The North Atlantic has the full suite of processes that affect TEIs, including strong meridional advection, boundary scavenging and source effects, aeolian deposition, and the salty Mediterranean Outflow. The North Atlantic is particularly important as it lies at the \"origin\" of the global Meridional Overturning Circulation.
It is well understood that many trace metals play important roles in biogeochemical processes and the carbon cycle, yet very little is known about their large-scale distributions and the regional scale processes that affect them. Recent advances in sampling and analytical techniques, along with advances in our understanding of their roles in enzymatic and catalytic processes in the open ocean provide a natural opportunity to make substantial advances in our understanding of these important elements. Moreover, we are motivated by the prospect of global change and the need to understand the present and future workings of the ocean's biogeochemistry. The GEOTRACES strategy is to measure a broad suite of TEIs to constrain the critical biogeochemical processes that influence their distributions. In addition to these \"exotic\" substances, more traditional properties, including macronutrients (at micromolar and nanomolar levels), CTD, bio-optical parameters, and carbon system characteristics will be measured. The cruise starts at Line W, a repeat hydrographic section southeast of Cape Cod, extends to Bermuda and subsequently through the North Atlantic oligotrophic subtropical gyre, then transects into the African coast in the northern limb of the coastal upwelling region. From there, the cruise goes northward into the Mediterranean outflow. The station locations shown on the map are for the \"fulldepth TEI\" stations, and constitute approximately half of the stations to be ultimately occupied.
Figure 1. The proposed 2010 Atlantic GEOTRACES cruise track plotted on dissolved oxygen at 400 m depth. Data from the World Ocean Atlas (Levitus et al., 2005) were plotted using Ocean Data View (courtesy Reiner Schlitzer). [click on the image to view a larger version]
Hydrography, CTD and nutrient measurements will be supported by the Ocean Data Facility (J. Swift) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and funded through NSF Facilities. They will be providing an additional CTD rosette system along with nephelometer and LADCP. A trace metal clean Go-Flo Rosette and winch will be provided by the group at Old Dominion University (G. Cutter) along with a towed underway pumping system.
The North Atlantic Transect cruise began in 2010 with KN199 leg 4 (station sampling) and leg 5 (underway sampling only) (Figure 2).
KN199-04 Cruise Report (PDF)
Figure 2. The red line shows the cruise track for the first leg of the US Geotraces North Atlantic Transect on the R/V Knorr in October 2010.  The rest of the stations (beginning with 13) will be completed in October-December 2011 on the R/V Knorr (courtesy of Bill Jenkins, Chief Scientist, GNAT first leg). [click on the image to view a larger version]
The section completion effort resumed again in November 2011 with KN204-01A,B (Figure 3).
KN204-01A,B Cruise Report (PDF)
Figure 3. Station locations occupied on the US Geotraces North Atlantic Transect on the R/V Knorr in November 2011.  [click on the image to view a larger version]
Data from the North Atlantic Transect cruises are available under the Datasets heading below, and consensus values for the SAFe and North Atlantic GEOTRACES Reference Seawater Samples are available from the GEOTRACES Program Office: Standards and Reference Materials
ADCP data are available from the Currents ADCP group at the University of Hawaii at the links below:KN199-04   (leg 1 of 2010 cruise; Lisbon to Cape Verde)KN199-05   (leg 2 of 2010 cruise; Cape Verde to Charleston, NC)KN204-01A (part 1 of 2011 cruise; Woods Hole, MA to Bermuda)KN204-01B (part 2 of 2011 cruise; Bermuda to Cape Verde)";
    String projects_0_end_date "2013-08";
    String projects_0_geolocation "Subtropical western and eastern North Atlantic Ocean";
    String projects_0_name "U.S. GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect";
    String projects_0_project_nid "2066";
    String projects_0_project_website "http://www.geotraces.org/";
    String projects_0_start_date "2010-10";
    String publisher_name "Biological and Chemical Oceanographic Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)";
    String publisher_type "institution";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing 14.88153;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v55";
    String summary "Cruise tracks along the US GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect from the R/V Knorr KN204-01 cruise in the subtropical N. Atlantic during 2011.";
    String title "Cruise tracks along the US GEOTRACES North Atlantic Transect from the R/V Knorr KN204-01 cruise in the subtropical N. Atlantic during 2011 (U.S. GEOTRACES NAT project)";
    String version "2";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting -70.87966;
    String xml_source "osprey2erddap.update_xml() v1.3";


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