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RV Sarsia 4/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Sarsia (74SR)
Cruise identifier4/76
Cruise period1976-04-05 — 1976-04-15
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe aim of this cruise was to continue and extend the measurements being made of sediment transport by turbulent tidal streams. A rig was deployed on the seabed, carrying instruments to measure the currents and monitor the seabed movement. Three experiments were planned, two to investigate the turbulent structure of the boundary layer and the third to investigate the suspended sediment concentration.
Chief scientistRichard L Soulsby (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Sarsia 4/76 cruise report sarsia4_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.27 MB)  RV Sarsia 4/76 cruise report sarsia4and16_76.pdf (0.37 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 3
Current metersQuantity: 4
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: 2
Description: electromagnetic current meters for turbulence measurements
Suspended matterQuantity: 1
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: 1 physical analysis of sediments
Bottom photographyQuantity: 1
Description: underwater TV of seabed
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: EG & G sidescan sona to view the position of the rig relative to the surrounding topography.