Cruise inventory

RRS Frederick Russell FR12/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR12/85
Cruise period1985-11-21 — 1985-11-30
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe first of a three cruise programme aimed at determining the concentrations of biogeochemically active metals which are potential pollutants in coastal waters. The three cruises will allow assessment to be made of how metal concentrations vary in relation to the biological and other processes which create the well documented annual cycle in nutrient element concentrations in coastal waters.
Chief scientistDavid J Hydes (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
ProjectGeochemical Studies in the English Channel
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR12/85 cruise report frederick_russell12_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.96 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Bay of Biscay
SpecificEnglish Channel
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR12/85 cruise track — trk3304.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 48
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 48
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 48
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 48
Trace elementsQuantity: number of stations = 48
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 48
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)