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RRS Shackleton S6/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS6/79
Cruise period1979-07-07 — 1979-07-30
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo study the transition form continental crust to oceanic crust beneath the continental margin in the South Western Approaches sometimes known as the Armorican margin of the Bay of Biscay. It was especially intented to examine the nature of the continent-ocean boundary and the variation in thickness and properties of the deep continental crust beneath the rise.
Chief scientistDavid G Roberts (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S6/79 cruise report shackleton6_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.83 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S6/79 cruise track — shackleton6_79track.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 2778
Seismic refractionQuantity: track kilometres = 2037