R/V Melville Magellan Leg 4

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Cruise track from R/V Melville Leg 4This was the second leg of the final cruise for KESS, conducted aboard R/V Melville. The cruise entailed 35 working days at sea, June 1 - July 5, 2006, departing from and returning to Yokohama, Japan. The main objectives were as follows:

  1. recover an array of moored CPIES that had been deployed in the Kuroshio Extension in Summer 2004, on a grid spanning from the southern recirculation region to the mixed water regime with site locations coordinated with Jason satellite altimeter groundtracks;
  2. collect deep CTD profiles at each CPIES site for calibration purposes;
  3. conduct a closely-resolved feature survey of a Kuroshio meander / ring using CTDs to 1500 m and the deep-reaching (700 - 900+ m) Doppler current profiling capabilities of R/V Revelle.
  4. collect intensive atmospheric profiles of temperature, humidity, wind velocity versus pressure across the Kuroshio Extension using xx weather balloons with radiosondes
  5. launch five NOAA surface drifters

PDF of the Draft Cruise Report


 

Science Participants

Name Institution Responsibility
D. Randolph Watts Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Chief Scientist
Kathleen Donohue Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Co-Chief Scientist
Jae-Hun Park Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Watch
Stuart Bishop Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Watch
Andrew Greene Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Watch
Amy Fearing Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Watch
Penelope Howe Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island CPIES
Gerard Chaplin Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island CPIES
Erran Sousa Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island CPIES
Franklin Delahoyde Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Oceanographic Data Facility CTD
Scott Hiller Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Oceanographic Data Facility CTD
Parisa Nahavandi Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Oceanographic Data Facility CTD
Bud Hale Scripps Institution of Oceanography Computer Technician
Gene Pillard Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Technician
Kohei Kai Hokkaido University Atmospheric Soundings
Takeake Sampe Hokkaido University Atmospheric Soundings
Tony Ma University of Hawaii Atmospheric Soundings
Karl Stein University of Hawaii Atmospheric Soundings