Cruise inventory

Sperus 16/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Sperus (74TJ)
Cruise identifier16/79
Cruise period1979-06-08 — 1979-06-10
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesCruise 16/79 was run at the start of leg 3 with the aim of providing shallow seismic control over a number of sites due to be drilled later in 1979.
Chief scientistRobin A Floyd (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportSperus 16/79 cruise report sperus2and16_79.pdf — access key 'C' (11.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificEnglish Channel
Track chartsSperus 16/79 cruise track — trk2336.html
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: 74
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of hauls = 74
Description: format 0 is seismic analogue paper record
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: 10
Description: format 0 is seismic analogue paper record
Seismic refractionQuantity: track kilometres = 137.048
Description: sparker.74nm boomer.Format 0 is seismic analogue paper record
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 137.048