Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D101

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD101
Cruise period1979-04-10 — 1979-05-06
Port of departureCape Town, South Africa
Port of returnVictoria, Seychelles
Objectives1. 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 scientistDavid G Roberts (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D101 cruise report d101.pdf — access key 'C' (0.90 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIndian Ocean
Track chartsRRS Discovery D101 cruise track — trk2317.html RRS Discovery D101 cruise track — trk2317b.html
Other meteorological measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 7037.6
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 4
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: 6
Description: acoustical properties of the sea floor
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 7038
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 7038
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 7037.6
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 7037.6
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 7037.6
Description: GLORIA