Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D114

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD114
Cruise period1980-10-16 — 1980-11-30
StatusCompleted
Port of returnPonta Delgada, Portugal
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To make a long transect of batfish observations southwards across the N.E. Atlantic to observe the latitudinal changes in the physical structure of the surface 300m.
2. To locate the boundary of the 18° Sargasso Sea Water to the south-west of the Azores.
3. To investigate the physical and biological characteristics of the boundary, if it occurred as a clearly demarcated front.
4. To pick up a tide gauge laid during Cruise 112.
5. To lay current meter moorings for the benthic boundary layer experiment in the vicinity of the NEADS mooring site on the Madeiran Abyssal Plain.
Chief scientistMartin V Angel (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D114 cruise report d114.pdf — access key 'C' (1.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Discovery D114 cruise track — trk2527.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 14
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 73
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 26
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 14
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 3
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: Moorings laid.to be recovered on cr.119
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: number of recoveries = 1
Description: Tide gauges recovered for D.E.Cartwright
Chemical oceanography 
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 10
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 4
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 3
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 4
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 149
Description: survey:taxonomy,distribution
NektonQuantity: number of samples = 292
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
23  CTD/STD cast
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
2983891980-11-16 05:38  — 1980-11-16 06:42 32° 0' 24" N  31° 29' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 298389
2983901980-11-17 01:22  — 1980-11-17 02:30 32° 15' 11" N  31° 30' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 298390
2984081980-11-17 04:03  — 1980-11-17 05:28 32° 25' 41" N  31° 30' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 298408
2984211980-11-17 06:40  — 1980-11-17 07:55 32° 34' 54" N  31° 30' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 298421
2984331980-11-17 09:09  — 1980-11-17 09:48 32° 45' 42" N  31° 29' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 298433
2984451980-11-17 11:28  — 1980-11-17 11:57 32° 55' 0" N  31° 29' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 298445
2984571980-11-17 15:47  — 1980-11-17 16:48 33° 8' 59" N  31° 47' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 298457
2984691980-11-18 18:06  — 1980-11-18 19:10 33° 11' 42" N  31° 47' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 298469
2984701980-11-19 17:51  — 1980-11-19 19:01 33° 0' 11" N  31° 30' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 298470
2984821980-11-21 08:56  — 1980-11-21 09:32 32° 49' 5" N  31° 13' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 298482
2984941980-11-21 18:05  — 1980-11-21 19:38 32° 25' 41" N  30° 39' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 298494
2890971980-11-03 19:35  — 1980-11-03 20:03 32° 55' 23" N  31° 30' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289097
2891041980-11-04 06:57  — 1980-11-04 07:18 32° 54' 6" N  31° 11' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289104
2891161980-11-04 09:32  — 1980-11-04 09:57 32° 52' 59" N  30° 54' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289116
2891281980-11-17 04:03  — 1980-11-17 05:28 32° 25' 41" N  31° 30' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289128
2891411980-11-17 06:40  — 1980-11-17 07:55 32° 34' 54" N  31° 30' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289141
2891531980-11-17 09:09  — 1980-11-17 09:48 32° 45' 42" N  31° 29' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289153
2891651980-11-17 11:28  — 1980-11-17 11:57 32° 55' 0" N  31° 29' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289165
2891771980-11-17 15:47  — 1980-11-17 16:48 33° 8' 59" N  31° 47' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289177
2891891980-11-18 18:06  — 1980-11-18 19:10 33° 11' 42" N  31° 47' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289189
2891901980-11-19 17:51  — 1980-11-19 19:01 33° 0' 11" N  31° 30' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289190
2892081980-11-21 08:56  — 1980-11-21 09:32 32° 49' 5" N  31° 13' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289208
2892211980-11-21 18:05  — 1980-11-21 19:38 32° 25' 41" N  30° 39' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289221