Cruise inventory

RV Corella 12/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier12/77
Cruise period1977-08-03 — 1977-08-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To map the position of the oceanographic front found between Flamborough Head and the Dogger Bank.
2. To investigate physical and biological phenomena (a) on either side of the front and (b) at and adjacent to the thermocline in the stratified water mass forming one side of the front.
Chief scientistDerek Harding (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 12/77 cruise report corella12_77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.31 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Corella 12/77 cruise track — trk1934a.html RV Corella 12/77 cruise track — trk1934b.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of measurements = 1200
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: S surface only
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 1200
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: track kilometres = 2222.4
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 2222.4
Description: sea and swell
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: track kilometres = 2222.4
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 100
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 100
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 100
pHQuantity: track kilometres = 2222.4
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 2222.4
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 50
Description: survey:taxonomy,vertical distribution
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 50
Description: survey:taxonomy,vertical distribution
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 8
Description: survey:taxonomy,vertical distribution
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: solarimeter