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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D36


This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D36
Short name D36
Objectives and Narrative Cruise 36 was planned to extend the survey of the vertical distribution of oceanic zooplankton and micro-nekton another 10N and 40N latitude. On previous cruises day and night vertical net haul series had been made at 11N, 18N and 28N. The position chosen for the present cruise, 40N 20W, had been visited by Discovery II on several occasions and materials, albeit collected by rather different methods, had been in part examined and was available in the collections for comparative purposes.
In addition further collections with the bottom longlines were planned and a new series of hauls at various depths with the bottom net. A new opening/closing net of approximately 25sq m had been made and was to be tested. A number of smaller projects were also planned.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Southampton, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1970-09-26
Arrival Port Barry, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1970-11-13
Principal Scientist(s) Peter M David (National Institute of Oceanography)
Responsible Organisation National Institute of Oceanography
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 111;3/111;4/145;3/145;4/146;1/146;2/146;3
Work Area Description
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
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 = 3
Water bottle stations Description: T surface only  
Biology and fisheries  
Birds Description:  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 6
Mammals and reptiles Description:  
Nekton Quantity: 92
Other biological/fisheries measurement Description: deep scattering layers and bioluminescence  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 3
Zoobenthos Quantity: 12
Zooplankton Quantity: 160
Incident radiation Description:  
Occasional standard measurements Description:  
Other meteorological measurements Description: sea and swell  
Upper air observations Description:  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Description:  

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
3 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  
297165 CTD/STD cast 1970-10-02 19:23Z 39° 54' N, 20° 16' W Click for more
297177 CTD/STD cast 1970-10-04 17:27Z 39° 59' N, 19° 57' W Click for more
297189 CTD/STD cast 1970-11-07 15:13Z 39° 50' N, 19° 53' W Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database


Track Charts

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