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Cruise inventory

RRS Frederick Russell FR8/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR8/85
Cruise period1985-09-06 — 1985-09-26
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesStudies of phytoplankton growth in relation to physical stability of water column; participate in ONDINE experiment
Chief scientistRobin D Pingree (Marine Biological Association of the UK)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR8/85 cruise report frederick_russell8_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificBay of Biscay (slope)
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR8/85 cruise track — trk3067.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 5556
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 40
Description: surface only 20 T
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 28
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 2222.4
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: track kilometres = 5556
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 29
Description: 7 c.m.recovered;2 weeks
Chemical oceanography 
NitrateQuantity: track kilometres = 5556
NitriteQuantity: track kilometres = 5556
SilicateQuantity: track kilometres = 5556
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: track kilometres = 5556
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 5556