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RV Sarsia 16,Turbl V

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Sarsia (74SR)
Cruise identifier16,Turbl V
Cruise period1977-10-20 — 1977-10-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThis cruise was made as part of a study of the processes of sand movement by tidal currents. The detailed aims were:
(a) Handling trials and shakedown of new multicore cable.
(b) Sea trials of sand transport probe.
(c) To make simulataneous measurements of the turbulent components of velocity and suspended sediment concentration, to allow turbulent sediment fluxes to be calculated (CUVW experiment).
(d) To make turbulent velocity measurements under known simple conditions, as a basis for the comparison with the more complicated conditions encountered when sediment is moving over a duned sand bed.
Chief scientistRichard L Soulsby (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Sarsia 16,Turbl V cruise report sarsia_oct77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: activity duration in hours = 13
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: activity duration in hours = 40
Description: turbulence measurements 2 E/M current meters mounted in bottom 2m above bed
Current metersQuantity: 2
Description: 4 days
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 2
Bottom photographyQuantity: activity duration in hours = 4
Description: on videotape
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 62
Description: suspended sediment samples