Cruise inventory

RV Edward Forbes B/12/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifierB/12/74
Cruise period1974-07-12 — 1974-07-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesBristol Channel survey cruise
Chief scientistWilliam W Brown (Institute of Marine Environmental Research, Plymouth)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
Track chartsRV Edward Forbes B/12/74 cruise track — trk1308.html RV Edward Forbes B/12/74 cruise track — trk1312.html RV Edward Forbes B/12/74 cruise track — trk1335.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 189
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 189
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: 113
Current metersQuantity: 3
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: activity duration in hours = 40
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 189
Total - PQuantity: 189
NitrateQuantity: 189
NitriteQuantity: 189
SilicateQuantity: 189
Trace elementsQuantity: 189
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 5
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: 189
Trace metalsQuantity: 189
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: 16
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 185
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: 372
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: 186
Description: identification, distribution
PhytoplanktonQuantity: 177
ZooplanktonQuantity: 177
Description: 11 trace elements and organochlorines
ZoobenthosQuantity: 2
Meteorology 
Other meteorological measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 186
Description: sea and swell
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
57  General station with STD/bottles/additional instrumentsDissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
56  Lowestoft SamplerFish abundance in water bodies
Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Fish morphology, age and physiology