Cruise inventory

RV Edward Forbes 3/78 (B/2/78)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifier3/78 (B/2/78)
Cruise period1978-02-24 — 1978-03-03
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Chief scientistRichard Warwick (Institute of Marine Environmental Research, Plymouth), William W Brown (Institute of Marine Environmental Research, Plymouth)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
Track chartsRV Edward Forbes 3/78 (B/2/78) cruise track — trk1883.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: continuous recording, 260nm approx.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Description: continuous recording, 260nm approx.
Current metersDescription: 6 weeks, to mid-april
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 180
NitrateQuantity: 180
SilicateQuantity: 180
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: continuous, surface, 260nm approx.
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: 30
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: 30
PhytoplanktonQuantity: 17
ZooplanktonQuantity: 17
Description: monitoring,distribution
ZoobenthosQuantity: 2
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
180  General station with STD/bottles/additional instrumentsChlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column