RRS Discovery D101
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Discovery (74E3)|
|Cruise period||1979-04-10 — 1979-05-06|
|Port of departure||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Port of return||Victoria, Seychelles|
|Objectives||1. To examine the structure of the margins of the Seychelles Bank and their relationship to the structure of the Amirantes Ridge and Trench.
2. To examine the distribution of erosional channels and bedforms in the Amirantes Passage and to obtain a number of cores at selected points on these features.
3. To examine the influence of sedimentary processes on the morphology of the margins of the Seychelles Bank.
|Chief scientist||David G Roberts (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.90 MB)|
|Other meteorological measurements||Quantity: track kilometres = 7037.6|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Core - soft bottom||Quantity: number of cores = 4|
|In-situ seafloor measurement/sampling||Quantity: 6|
Description: acoustical properties of the sea floor
|Multi-beam echosounding||Quantity: track kilometres = 7038|
|Single channel seismic reflection||Quantity: track kilometres = 7038|
|Gravity measurements||Quantity: track kilometres = 7037.6|
|Magnetic measurements||Quantity: track kilometres = 7037.6|
|Other geological/geophysical measurements||Quantity: track kilometres = 7037.6|