Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D162

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD162
Cruise period1986-09-22 — 1986-10-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFunchal, Portugal
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Recovery of 3 current meter moorings at GME.
2. Recovery of a recording transmissometer mooring, also at GME.
3. Recovery of 4 Autonomous Listening Stations and redeployment of northern 3.
4. Working of CTD stations at GME and in the ALS area to the North.
5. Re-calibration of Electromagnetic Log.
Chief scientistPeter M Saunders (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D162 cruise report d162.pdf — access key 'C' (0.70 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Discovery D162 cruise track — trk3313.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 22
Current metersQuantity: 13
Description: recovered;9x12/4x2 months
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: ADCP,run cont. throughout cruise
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: 4 recovered,3 relaid,ALS,to monitor drifting floats
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 17
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 3704
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
22  CTD/STD cast
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
573941986-09-30 00:00 41° 40' 37" N  15° 16' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57394
574011986-10-01 01:03 41° 33' 10" N  13° 27' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57401
574131986-10-01 21:14 42° 35' 13" N  14° 49' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57413
574371986-10-02 19:25 44° 1' 19" N  15° 50' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57437
574491986-10-03 07:49 43° 16' 48" N  14° 4' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57449
574501986-10-03 21:55 44° 38' 34" N  15° 7' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57450
574621986-10-06 05:50 46° 11' 31" N  11° 35' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57462
574741986-10-06 15:39 47° 5' 13" N  10° 29' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57474
574861986-10-02 09:17 42° 48' 25" N  16° 35' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57486
575051986-10-08 08:13 48° 45' 18" N  8° 49' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57505
575171986-10-08 09:01 48° 49' 17" N  8° 48' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57517
575291986-10-08 12:52 48° 45' 10" N  8° 57' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57529
575301986-10-08 13:52 48° 40' 58" N  9° 3' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57530
575421986-10-08 14:45 48° 44' 52" N  9° 3' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57542
575541986-10-08 15:33 48° 48' 59" N  9° 3' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57554
575661986-10-08 07:26 48° 41' 34" N  8° 50' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57566
576221986-09-24 20:43 31° 32' 42" N  25° 24' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57622
576341986-09-25 04:03 31° 30' 11" N  24° 45' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57634
576461986-09-25 13:42 31° 25' 23" N  25° 10' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57646
576581986-10-04 19:47 45° 18' 23" N  14° 9' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57658
573701986-09-28 18:18 41° 50' 24" N  18° 50' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57370
573821986-09-29 00:00 41° 44' 49" N  17° 15' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57382