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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D94_2


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D94_2
Short name D94_2
Objectives and Narrative 1. To launch and track a drifing Spar carrying current meters from 14 to 50m depth.
2. To track near surface floats measuring Lagrangian shear, dispersion and vertical velocities.
3. To conduct batfish surveys in the depth range 0 to 80m.
4. To make directional wave measurements in conjunction with SEASAT passes and aircraft overflights.
All these tasks were accomplished with a substantial degree of success.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1978-07-27
Arrival Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1978-08-16
Principal Scientist(s) Peter M Saunders (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory
Associated Project(s) JASIN
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 182;392/182;393
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 59N,14W; 60N,14W; 60N,12W; 59N,12W; 59N,14W
Southern Limit 59N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 14W
Eastern Limit 12W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 16
Current meters Quantity: 8
Description: 5 days  
Neutrally buoyant floats Quantity: 75
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: activity duration in hours = 420
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in hours = 420
Description: T only  
Incident radiation Quantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: 2 min. samples  
Other meteorological measurements Quantity: 20
Description: Sea and swell; 6 hourly  
Routine standard measurements Description: 2 min. samples  
Geology and geophysics  
Single-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 1482

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
1 Unspecified Instrumentation Air pressure
Air temperature
Atmospheric humidity
Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Wind strength and direction

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
45670 Unspecified Instrumentation 1978-07-28 19:14Z to 1978-08-15 08:48Z 57° 46' N to 59° 55' N; 13° 31' W to 6° 0' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

Track Chart


Cruise Report