06 Jul 2018
06 Jul 2018
Status: this preprint was under review for the journal ESSD but the revision was not accepted.

MARES Project: Hydrographic data of the San Jorge Gulf from R/V Coriolis II cruise in 2014

Juan Cruz Carbajal1, Marcela Charo2, Andrés Luján Rivas1, and Cèdric Chavanne3 Juan Cruz Carbajal et al.
  • 1Centro para el Estudio de Sistemas Marinos, CONICET, Chubut, Argentina
  • 2Departamento Oceanografía, Servicio Hidrografía Naval, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 3Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada

Abstract. PROMESse (Multidisciplinary program for the study of the ecosystem and marine geology of San Jorge Gulf and the coast of the Province of Chubut) was an international cooperation research program among the Ministry of Science and Technology (MINCyT), the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), the Province of Chubut (Argentina) and the University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR/ISMER, Canada). Within the framework of this program two projects were carried out, MARES (Marine Ecosystem Health of the San Jorge Gulf: Present status and Resilience capacity) and MARGES (Marine Geology). The main goal of MARES was to conduct a comprehensive study of the dynamics of physical, chemical and biological parameters vitals for the San Jorge Gulf ecosystem. The observational component of this project consisted on a multidisciplinary oceanographic cruise on board of the research vessel Coriolis II in Feb. 2014 integrated by three legs designed to identify and characterize areas of high primary productivity, which will serve as indicators of the ecosystem health. This paper reports the hydrographic data collected during the second leg of the Coriolis II cruise. This leg was aimed to study the frontal dynamics associated to a region of high tidal dissipation rate south of the Gulf, and to study the vertical displacements of the pycnocline at a fixed site in the center of the Gulf mouth. To this end, high-resolution data was collected in the southern tidal front, including quasi-continuous CTD vertical profiles, underway surface temperature and salinity, Scanfish II CTD and shipboard ADCP data. The data sets are available in the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) from NOAA. DOI: doi:10.7289/V5MP51J2.

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Surface and oceanographic profile temperature, salinity, and other measurements using CTD, thermosalinograph, ADCP, and Scanfish, taken from the R/V Coriolis II in the San Jorge Gulf and environs 2014-02-4 to 2014-02-10. (NCEI Accession 0170034). J. C. Carbajal, M. Charo, A. Rivas, and C. Chavanne

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Some surveys were carried out between Feb 4-10 2014 on board of the Canadian research vessel Coriolis II during an oceanographic cruise in San Jorge Gulf, Argentine. We describe the cruise design and the procedures used for the acquisition, calibration and the processing of the dataset obtained during the research, in order to obtain the highest possible quality ocean data. The San Jorge Gulf plays a key role in the development of ecological processes and is closely related to fishery resources.