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RV Edward Forbes 13/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifier13/75
Cruise period1975-07-29 — 1975-08-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To obtain data on the mobility of sediments in the southern area of Swansea Bay by monitoring the areal distribution of the radioactive tracer induced in May; by taking water samples from the surface, mid-water and bottom of the water column and by measuring the current velocity profile at separate stations.
2. To deploy and service wave recording equipment.
3. To search with the side scan sonar for two missing wave recorder rigs and also using the sonar to continue mapping the seabed sediments and dynamic features.
Chief scientistRaymond Gleason (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Edward Forbes 13/75 cruise report edward_forbes13_75.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
Track chartsRV Edward Forbes 13/75 cruise track — trk1477.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: 3
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: 3
Meteorology 
Other meteorological measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 2
Description: sea and swell
Geology and geophysics 
Other geological/geophysical measurementsDescription: Radioactive sediment tracer