Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D126

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD126
Cruise period1982-03-04 — 1982-03-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGibraltar, Gibraltar
Port of returnPonta Delgada, Portugal
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo study sediments and sedimentary processes in the Canary Basin. Also, it was part of a two-way seismic experiment, in which it would be the receiving ship. Cruise was terminated due to mechanical failure and activities transferred to RRS Shackleton under the designation S126.
Chief scientistTim J G Francis (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D126 cruise report d126.pdf — access key 'C' (1.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificCentral N. Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Discovery D126 cruise track — trk2964a.html
Measurements 
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 1
Description: physical analysis;paleontology;geothermy
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: 3.5 kHz and PES
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: 3.5 kHz and PES
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 2222.4
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: heat flow probe
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: high resolution deep profiler