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RRS Shackleton S4/80 Leg 1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS4/80 Leg 1
Cruise period1980-11-08 — 1980-11-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnRio de Janeiro, Brazil
PurposePassage
ObjectivesTo establish the trace metal chemistry, mineralogy and reminant magnetisation of both soil sized and total particulates from the lower troposphere over the various regions of the North and South Atlantic. Samples were collected by both mesh technique and filtration, for subsequent analysis in the laboratory at Liverpool.

This was opportunistic sample collection during passage between the UK and Brazil.
Chief scientistE Joanna Sharples (University of Liverpool Department of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S4/80 Leg 1 cruise report shackleton4_80.pdf — access key 'C' (1.10 MB)  RRS Shackleton S4/80 Leg 1 cruise report shackleton4_80leg1.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S4/80 Leg 1 cruise track — trk2750.html
Measurements 
Meteorology 
Atmospheric chemistryDescription: The collection of total atmospheric particulates from the lower troposphere.
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: activity duration in days = 4
Description: bathymetry and magnetics survey by RVS staff for UCL.
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 4
Description: bathymetry and magnetics survey by RVS staff for UCL.