Cruise inventory

RV Edward Forbes 15/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifier15/78
Cruise period1978-09-14 — 1978-09-27
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the existence and nature of Furrows off Ilfracombe and to the S of Prawle Point.
2. To continue the study of the mobility of sandwaves and sediment transport in relation to hydrodynamic conditions.
3. To continue measurements associated with the AUWE contract.
Chief scientistD Nicholas Langhorne (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Edward Forbes 15/78 cruise report edward_forbes15_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Track chartsRV Edward Forbes 15/78 cruise track — trk2110.html
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: 8
Description: 6 hours
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Description: continuous
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell;continuous
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: 40
Description: also TV (video taped)
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: 30
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of hauls = 25
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 1482
Description: diver measurements on the sea bed (survey data)