Oceanographic measurements were conducted along a series of meridional and zonal sections along the Antarctic continental shelf and slope region between 80 and 150 deg.E, from January to March 1996 during the BROKE cruise of the Aurora Australis. A total of 147 CTD vertical profile stations were taken, most to near bottom. Over 2450 Niskin bottle water samples were collected for the measurement of ... salinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients (phosphate, nitrate+nitrite, silicate), chlorofluorocarbons, oxygen 18, primary productivity, and biological parameters, using a 24 bottle rosette sampler. Near surface current data were collected using a ship mounted ADCP. Measurement and data processing techniques are summarised, and a summary of the data are presented in graphical and tabular form.
The fields in this dataset are: oceanography ship station number date start time bottom time finish time cruise start position bottom position finish position maximum position bottom depth pressure temperature (T-90) salinity sigma-T specific volume anomaly geopotential anomaly dissolved oxygen fluorescence photosynthetically active radiation
Data stored as column formatted ascii data, and matlab format; data report is a pdf document, which replaces an MS Word document. These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Rosenberg, M., Bray, S., Bindoff, N., Rintoul, S., Johnston, N., Bell, S., and Towler, P. (1997), Aurora Australis marine science cruises AU9501, AU9604 and AU9601 - oceanographic field measurements and analysis, inter-cruise comparisons and data quality notes, Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre, Research. Report No. 12, September 1997., 150