Title Processed CTD discrete observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 079, January 1990
Project West Coast Hake Biomass
Authors

Mbulelo Makhetha
Oceans and Coastal Research, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE); role: Marine Scientific Technician; contact details: email: MMakhetha@environment.gov.za

Gavin Tutt
Oceans and Coastal Research, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE); role: Marine Scientific Technician; contact details: email: Gtutt@environment.gov.za

Tarron Lamont
Oceans and Coastal Research, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE); role: Marine Scientist; contact details: email: tlamont@environment.gov.za

Publisher Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (2023)
Contributors

Contact Person: Gavin Tutt
Oceans and Coastal Research, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE); role: Marine Scientific Technician; contact details: email: gtsglider@gmail.com

Abstract Here we present processed Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) discrete data from the upcast collected between 04 January and 29 January 1990, during Voyage 079 on the FRS Africana, in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of Southern Africa. Neil Brown MK3 and MK4 CTD instruments were used to measure pressure, temperature and conductivity through the water column during research and monitoring cruises between 1983 and 2000.
Methods Neil Brown MK3 and MK4 Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) instruments were used to measure pressure, temperature and conductivity through the water column during research and monitoring cruises between 1983 and 2000. Temperature was converted from the IPTS-68 scale to the ITS-90 scale, and salinity was computed from conductivity measurements on the 1978 Practical Salinity Scale, according to UNESCO (1991) algorithms. UNESCO (1993) quality control procedures were applied to the data, and obvious erroneous values resulting from problems including electronic spikes, data collection in air, inadequate flow through the conductivity cell, among others, have been removed. Any additional calibrations or corrections have been specified in each data file, where applicable and available.
Data
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Temporal extent 05 Jan 1990 – 28 Jan 1990
Geographic extent

Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME)

North: -28.5
South: -36.0
West: 14.0
East: 20.0

Vertical extent Max: -836 m
Min: -0.01 m
Keywords Africana, Africana 079, Conductivity, CTD, Depth, Neil Brown CTD, SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, Temperature
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