Cruise Program

Field Program
R/V Gyre (TAMU)

MCH I Cruises

 

Cruise 0:

September 2003:

Shake down cruise


 

Cruise 1:

  1-8 April 2004:

  No hypoxia found on cruise

 

Cruise 2:   

25 June - 1 July 2004:

Hypoxia at all inshore stations

 

Cruise 3:

19-26 August 2004:

Hypoxia actively dispersing

 

Cruise 4:

23-29 March 2005:

Hypoxia found at 19 stations and shelf-wide

 

Cruise 5:

19-26 May 2005:

Similar conditions to March cruise

 

Cruise 6:

7-12 July 2005:

Cruise plan altered due to Hurricane Dennis

 

Cruise 7:

17-24 August 2005:

Cruise plan similar to altered Cruise 6 plan


 

Blazing Seven

 

MCH II Cruises

 

Cruise 8:

22-29 March 2007:

Four anchor stations, mixing experiments


 

Cruise 9:

16-19 July 2007:

Very little hypoxia despite large prediction

 

*BRRR Cruise:

8 August 2007

(Texas Deadzone Investigation)

 

Cruise 10:

6-9 September 2007:

Deadzone eroding, one 36 hour anchor station

 

Cruise 11:

16-19 April 2008:

very little hypoxia

 

Cruise 12:

17-20 July 2008:

widespread hypoxia, agreement with SEAMAP; pre-Dolly mix

 

Cruise 13:

April 2009:

no low oxygen water encountered

 

Cruise 14:

July 2009:

Acrobat towfish, hypoxia in eastern region only

 

 

MCH III Cruises


 

 

 

Process Cruises

 

Cruise 15: 1-6 April 2010:

Hypoxia Process

 

Survey Cruises

 

Cruise 16 14–19 June 2010:

MS1 - Mechanisms Controlling Hypoxia Survey

 

Cruise 17 2-7 August 2010:

MS2 - Mechanisms Controlling Hypoxia Survey

 

R/V Manta

All MCH I cruises were conducted aboard the Research Vessel Gyre (a UNOLS vessel operated by Texas A&M University).


MCH II cruises were conducted aboard the R/V Pelican operated by LUMCON.

*BRRR = Brazos River Rapid Response Cruise (funding by Texas Sea Grant)

 

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