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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for MV Gorsethorn cruise GTH1/88


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name MV Gorsethorn cruise GTH1/88
Short name GTH1/88
Objectives and Narrative 1. To make CTD transects and collect large volume water samples for radiocaesium analysis between the shelf-edge and the Sound of Mull and between Copeland and Portpatrick.
2. To obtain water sampes and sediment cores by Craib corer at thirteen sites between Sellafield and Dounreay.
3. To service the current meter mooring in the Tiree Passage.
4. To retrieve mooring N3, south of Faroe Bank and to work CTD sections in the vicinity of Faroe Bank and the Wyville-Thomson Ridge.
5. To work on the SMBA CTD section from Rockall across Anton Dohrn Seamount to the Scottish shelf-edge.
Ship MV Gorsethorn
Departure Port Hull, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1988-10-23
Arrival Port Troon, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1988-11-06
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Scottish Marine Biological Association
Associated Project(s) NANSEN
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;245/181;354/181;383/181;384/181;455/181;456/181;465/181;466/181;467/181;476/181;485/217;208
Work Area Description
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Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 11
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: 5 bottom 4 in NANSEN data set  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 15
Description: water samples for radio-caesium and plutonium analysis.  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 11

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
11 CTD/STD cast Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
343678 CTD/STD cast 1988-10-27 07:25Z 54° 40' N, 5° 30' W Click for more
343691 CTD/STD cast 1988-10-27 08:38Z 54° 41' N, 5° 25' W Click for more
343709 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-01 21:13Z 60° 13' N, 8° 36' W Click for more
343710 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-02 00:07Z 60° 15' N, 8° 33' W Click for more
343722 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-02 01:26Z 60° 18' N, 8° 34' W Click for more
343734 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-02 02:40Z 60° 21' N, 8° 34' W Click for more
343746 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-05 05:54Z 54° 41' N, 5° 25' W Click for more
343758 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-05 06:47Z 54° 43' N, 5° 19' W Click for more
343771 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-05 08:48Z 54° 48' N, 5° 5' W Click for more
343783 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-05 09:48Z 54° 46' N, 5° 10' W Click for more
343795 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-05 11:17Z 54° 45' N, 5° 15' W Click for more

Project Database

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