Cruise inventory

RRS Shackleton S5/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS5/76
Cruise period1976-10-06 — 1976-10-21
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objectives were to complete the westernmost part of a larger survey designed to investigate the geological structure and history of the continental margin south-west of Ireland. More specifically, detailed information on variations in the gravity field and on sediment distribution over the abyssal plain were sought.
Chief scientistRoger A Scrutton (University of Edinburgh Department of Geology)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S5/76 cruise report shackleton5_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S5/76 cruise track — trk1693.html
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 2555.76
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: 318
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 2555.76
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 2092.76