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RV Edward Forbes 3/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifier3/76
Cruise period1976-02-19 — 1976-03-01
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out a detailed bathymetric survey of the sandwave field associated with the eastern flank of the Skerries Bank (position controlled by Trisponder).
2. To lay three self-recording current meters in positions on the bank where different dune configurations occur and different tidal flow conditions are expected.
3. To lay a pattern of three sea bed transponders for relative position control for divers working with the Sonardyne Rangemeter system.
4. To recover the existing wave rider buoy which had lost calibrations and lay a replacement buoy.
Chief scientistD Nicholas Langhorne (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Edward Forbes 3/76 cruise report edward_forbes3_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.41 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Track chartsRV Edward Forbes 3/76 cruise track — trk1619.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: 3
Description: 28 days
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 5
Description: sound velocity stations
Meteorology 
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell
Geology and geophysics 
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: 10
Description: sampling by divers
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: 30
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of hauls = 30