Cruise Summary: All 74 scheduled stations were successfully occupied although station sequence was re-ordered to occupy stations in naval operations areas. Extremely warm, calm ocean conditions were observed supporting the 2014 El Nino predictions.
Data Links: 1407NH Preliminary Plots1407NH CTD (raw) Cast Files1407NH CTD + Btl FinalQC Data
Cruise Dates: 6 - 22 July 2014 (Sun - Tue)
Load Dates: 01 - 03 July 2014 (Tue - Thur) at Nimitz Marine Facility (MarFac), Pt Loma
Offload Date 23 Jul 2014 (Wed) at 10th Ave Marine Terminal, San Diego
Ship: SIO RV New Horizon(CalCOFI NH Layout)
Station plan: 74 Standard (66 CalCOFI + 8 SCCOOS); Camp Pendleton SCCOOS 91.7 26.4 was not scheduled due to naval operations.
Cruise Forms: Ship Scheduling User Portal Physical Ability to Work At Sea; Drug, Alcohol, & Sexual Harassment Policy; Medical Questionaire (optional)
Cruise Map: 74 Stations
Contacts: Dave Wolgast, Chief Scientist, SIO-IOD
  Amy Hays, NMFS (Fisheries Technical Coordinator)



Please note that the anomalies are based on 50-year harmonics (1949-1999) and these data are 1m binavg Seasoft-processed CTD data that have not gone through thorough quality control checks or bottle corrections. They are presented to give a general impression of current conditions. Final data plots will be published after all data are processed.


CTD Processing Summary CalCOFI 1407NH CTD Final Data
Download 1407NH CTD raw cast files zipped Download 1407NH FinalQC CTD + bottle data
General CTD Notes - data acquisition notes, logistics, processing - see below
CTD sensor corrections derived by comparing 4 secs of CTD sensor data (prior to bottle closure) to bottle samples
Dual T, S, & O2 Primary Sensor Secondary Sensor
Salinity offset (bottle - CTD salinity; > 350m only; Seabird SBE4) -0.0017 -0.0004
Oxygen ml/L (dual Seabird SBE43) y = 1.0303x - 0.0136
R² = 0.9997
y = 1.0317x - 0.019
R² = 0.9993
Oxygen umoles/Kg (dual Seabird SBE43) y = 1.0316x - 0.465
R² = 0.9997
y = 1.0331x - 0.7038
R² = 0.9993
Single sensors Linear Polynomial
Nitrate - ISUS 4sec ave voltage vs Bottle Nitrate (Satlantic MBARI-ISUS v2) y = 27.601x - 4.1081
R² = 0.9966
Fluorometer - linear & polynomial regressions

y = 9.7003x - 0.4423

R² = 0.7119

y = 16.11x2+1.9576x-0.0151

R² = 0.8334

  Secondary CTD O2 Sensor vs Bottle O2
MBARI-ISUS Voltage vs Bottle NO3 Wetlabs ECO/FL Fluorometer Voltage vs Chlorophyll-a
General notes: These are cast & final CTD Processing Notes from 1407NH cruise

CalCOFI 1407NH General Cast Notes: This cruise occupied 75 stations: 66 standard, & 9 SCCOOS.  The station schedule was modified due to naval operations on lines 83 & 80 plus bad weather forecast. Refer to the map for the station order and cruise track. Coastal stations on line 83 & 80 (51, 50.5) & Santa Barbara Basin were done  after lines 80 & 77 were completed.
CalCOFI 1407NH was on SIO RV New Horizon. Termination of the three conductor conductive wire was done by JRW using the 4-pin pigtail. Only the white conductor and shield were used for signal & ground.

CTD configuration was standard: Seabird 911+ with dual T, C, O2, & pumps;  Wetlabs C-Star 25cm transmissometer; Biospherical QSP200L PAR;  Datasonics/Benthos Altimeter; WET Labs ECO-AFL/FL; Seabird  pH; Satlantic ISUS v2 & battery. Please refer to the xmlcon files or cruise  prospectus for additional info.

Cast Notes:

Cast 01 - trigger #1 replaced pre-cast since it deck-tested poorly; bottle #9 did not close so the CTD was sent back to 13m & bottle 11 closed

Cast 03 - bottle 9 did not trip again; trigger changed post-cast.

Cast 04 - winch had to go back down on the upcast after the 100m bottle closure due to a bad wire wrap

Cast 07 - bottle 20 didn't close so the CTD went back down and bottle 22 was closed at 7m.

Cast 10 - rolling seas

Cast 11 - extra bottle tripped at 130m wrong depth, went back down for 140m; bottle #3 did not trip - trigger cleaned post-cast

Cast 20 & 21 - sta 90.90 prodo cast & separate 3500m cast with 6 bottles tripped at 3500, two at 650m, 4 at surface - bottle #24 closed upon retrieval at the waterline. Cast 21 CalCOFI Line & Sta number changed from 90.0 90.0 to 90.0 90.1 to distinguish the two casts & bottle samples.

Cast 23 - new Temperature sensor #2533 installed on secondary channel. Turns out the original T sensor was fine, the wrong config file (from 1404) was loaded. The result is separate data files for downcast 1407023 & upcast 1407023u.

Cast 24 - original secondary temperature sensor reinstalled #5102.

Cast 26 - fluorometer spikes at depths 515m, 360m, & 210m

Cast 27 - full moon; bottle #5 did not close. Spiney lobster larvae in CUFES (sta 90.37)

Cast 28 - shallow 300m cast; altimeter detected bottom at ~55m; calm sunny morning

Cast 29 - sta mislabeled 90.35 in hdr, should be 90.30; hdr & hex files corrected using text & hex editors.

Cast 33 - sta mislabeled 86.7 in hdr, should be 86.8; hdr & hex files corrected using text & hex editors.

Cast 36 - Santa Barbara Basin, calm sunrise; 100-400m stratified layers looked screwy on downcast but verified on upcast; pump status reviewed post-cast and pumps were operational. Nine niskins were tripped between 100 - 400m so we'll review those values as well.

Cast 39 - fairly rough and rolling

Cast 40 - rough seas, winch speed 30m/min all the way down; extra 20m bottle tripped and ignored.

Cast 44 - some rolls but relatively calm again

Cast 48 - calm warm night

Cast 49 - early morning station, sta 83.90, near Navy Operations area.

Cast 50 - sta 80.80, stations out of sequence because of naval operations closing line 80 & 83 inshore (>80).

Cast 51 - heading west, on sta 80.90; unusual oxygen layer at ~225m seen on both primary & secondary sensors. Downcast stopped at 495m because smoke was smelt - turned out to be cigar smoke, not the winch. CTD continued to 515m.

Cast 52 - primary salinity spike at ~430 on downcast, primary T looks fine so probably primary C; secondary salinity is fine

Cast 53 - calm with some occasional rolls

Cast 55 - rolly on a flat calm day; ship in trough

Cast 56 - wrong cast type selected initially; CTD came up to 230m then back to 270m then to 200m

Cast 60 - restarted 2x, first because of primary & secondary sensors disagreement, xmlcon verified as correct; second because as the CTD went down, the secondary sensor values did not change. CTD was recovered, the plumbing back flushed to dislodge any biofouling - nothing obvious but when redeployed, everything looked fine.

Cast 64 - mistrip bottle #2, extra bottle tripped at 270 - not sampled

Cast 65 - deck tested, trigger #2 cleaned pre-cast; calm night with light rain

Cast 66 - calm beautiful sunrise; chl max at 16m but no bottle tripped there

Cast 67- wrong xmlcon file used again, 1404 from shallow station loaded. Replaced 1407067.xmlcon with 1407066.xmlcon copied & renamed 1407067.xmlcon

Cast 69 - bottle #2 did not close

Cast 70 - Santa Barbara Basin station

Cast 72 - bright sunny SCCOOS station

Cast 75- Pt Dume SCCOOS, last station

File notes:
Seasoft-generated asc-hdr files were not renamed to YY-YYLLLLSSSS_###d or u.asc & .hdr. Voltages were not relabled. This practice makes it difficult to reprocess the CTD if necessary.
Mislabels found and corrected:

Cast 29 - sta mislabeled 90.35 in hdr, should be 90.30; hdr & hex files corrected using text & hex editors.
Cast 33 - sta mislabeled 86.7 in hdr, should be 86.8; hdr & hex files corrected using text & hex editors.



Maps of preliminary, at-sea CUFES fish eggs counts
mapped by Ed Weber, NOAA Fisheries.
Sardine Jack Mackerel Anchovy


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