Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD96
Cruise period1978-11-21 — 1978-12-04
Port of departureRecife, Brazil
Port of returnRecife, Brazil
ObjectivesThe original main objective - The exploration of the morphology of the Brazilian continental slope and rise to the east of Recife using Gloria Mk II - had to be abandoned when the Brazilian authorities refused permission to carry out this work. Consequently an alternative programme of work outside the 200 mile limit was accomplished.
Chief scientistRobert H Belderson (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D96 cruise report d96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.28 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
Track chartsRRS Discovery D96 cruise track — trk2331.html
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: 1
Description: 11,5 days
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: 12
Description: a deep-sea tide gauge
Routine standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 3000
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: track kilometres = 2600
Description: gloria
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 2600
Description: air gun