R/V Roger Revelle ZHNG08RR

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Cruise track from R/V Revelle ZHNG08RRThis was the second leg of the mid-experiment cruise for KESS, conducted aboard R/V Revelle. The cruise entailed 29 working days at sea, June 17 - July 17, 2005, departing from and returning to Yokohama, Japan. The main objectives were as follows:

  1. service an array of 46 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. collect by acoustic telemetry (simultaneous with most CTDs) the previous year's records of daily-processed (τ, P, (u, v)) data;
  4. 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.
  5. launch eight Apex-ARGO profiling floats
  6. launch ten NOAA surface drifters
  7. collect intensive atmospheric profiles of temperature, humidity, wind velocity versus pressure across the Kuroshio Extension using 120 weather balloons with radiosondes
  8. replaced one radiometer sensor on the NOAA KEO meteorological buoy

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Science Participants

Name Institution Responsibility
D. Randolph Watts Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Chief Scientist
Andrew Greene Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Watch
Dave Lishego Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Watch
Karen Tracey Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Watch
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
Bob Green Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Oceanographic Data Facility CTD
Ronald Comer Scripps Institution of Oceanography Marine Technician
Erik Fields University of California, Santa Barbara ADCP
Hiroki Tokinaga Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Atmospheric Soundings
Kohei Kai Hokkaido University Atmospheric Soundings
Goro Takagaki Hokkaido University Atmospheric Soundings
Mathew Roxy Hokkaido University Atmospheric Soundings
Atsushi Goto Hokkaido University Atmospheric Soundings
Hideki Okajima University of Hawaii Atmospheric Soundings