Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 2A/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier2A/74
Cruise period1974-03-12 — 1974-03-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To recover the two current meter moorings laid by ''Scotia'' in January
2) To make a (limited) routine environmental surevey of the Clyde
3) To make detailed hydrographic oberservations of the Clyde sill
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 2A/74 cruise report explorer2a_74.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificClyde, Clyde sill, Cumbraes and the North Channel,
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
Current metersQuantity: 2
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 33
NitrateQuantity: 50
SilicateQuantity: 50
Trace elementsQuantity: 12
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: 27
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 27
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: 27
ZooplanktonQuantity: 20