Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 4/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier4/78
Cruise period1978-04-04 — 1978-04-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesMeasurements of temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients and chlorophyll in the area between the Outer Hebrides and Rockall.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthwest of Scotland, Rockall Trough and continental shelf edge west of Hebrides
Track chartsFRV Scotia 4/78 cruise track — trk2246a.html FRV Scotia 4/78 cruise track — trk2246b.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 22
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements
Transparency (eg transmissometer)
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: 17 days.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 30
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 38
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 18
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 2
Contamination 
Trace metals
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 52
Phytoplankton
Zooplankton
Eggs and larvae
Pelagic fishDescription: Assessment of population distribution
Exploratory fishing