Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 9/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier9/78
Cruise period1978-08-22 — 1978-09-13
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesMeasurements of temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients, chlorophyll and plankton in the Northwestern North Sea, Fair Isle Channel, Faroe-Shetland Channel, Rockall Trough and seas north and west of Scotland. Current meter deployments.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthwestern North Sea, Fair Isle Channel, Faroe-Shetland Channel, Rockall Trough, north and west of Scotland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 9/78 cruise track — trk2250.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 22
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 172
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 109
Transparency (eg transmissometer)
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: 3x14 day records and 1x90 day record.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 41
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 24
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 107
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 10
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 41
Description: other measurements
Trace metals
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivity
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 116
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 55
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: distribution