RRS Frederick Russell FR4A/83
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)|
|Cruise period||1983-03-06 — 1983-03-14|
|Port of departure||Plymouth, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Plymouth, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To study the currents associated with the Shambles Bank.
2. To investigate features in the English Channel that are apparent in satellite images.
3. To investigate a possible density front between Dutch coastal waters and the waters of the central Southern Bight.
4. To determine the role this front or other vertical structure in the waters of the Southern Bight has on phytoplankton development and compare observations with results from the Continuous Plankton Recorder survey.
5. To quantify the role of turbidity in reducing the availability of light to the phytoplankton of the North Sea.
|Chief scientist||Robin D Pingree (Marine Biological Association of the UK)|
|Cruise report||(0.09 MB)|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Quantity: track kilometres = 2963.2|
|Bathythermograph||Quantity: number of profiles = 10|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 4|
Description: surface only
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 10|
|Optics (eg underwater light levels)||Quantity: track kilometres = 2963.2|
|Current meters||Quantity: number of stations = 2|
Description: No.of c.m. recovered;28 days
|Nitrate||Quantity: track kilometres = 2963.2|
|Nitrite||Quantity: track kilometres = 2963.2|
|Silicate||Quantity: track kilometres = 2963.2|
|Suspended matter||Quantity: track kilometres = 2963.2|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Primary productivity||Quantity: number of stations = 5|
|Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)||Quantity: number of samples = 100|
|Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)||Quantity: number of samples = 100|
|Phytoplankton||Quantity: track kilometres = 2963.2|
|Seston||Quantity: number of samples = 100|