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RV Edward Forbes 6/78

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifier6/78
Cruise period1978-04-24 — 1978-05-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. Study of fine sediment distribution in the area between Hinkley Point and English and Welsh Lightfloat based on vertical profiles of suspended sediment.
2. Test of new design Partech siltmeter.
3. Laying Barium Sulphate at site of sedimentation experiment in Bridgwater Bay.
4. Gravity coring of settled mud at site of sedimentation experiment and in co-operation with Oxford and Southampton Universities.
Chief scientistRobert Kirby (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Edward Forbes 6/78 cruise report edward_forbes6_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
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Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: 100
Description: continuous vertical turbidity profiles
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 14
Single-beam echosounding
Other geological/geophysical measurementsDescription: siltmeter