Cruise inventory

MV Gorsethorn GTH1/88

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Gorsethorn (74GT)
Cruise identifierGTH1/88
Cruise period1988-10-23 — 1988-11-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureHull, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To make CTD transects and collect large volume water samples for radiocaesium analysis between the shelf-edge and the Sound of Mull and between Copeland and Portpatrick.
2. To obtain water sampes and sediment cores by Craib corer at thirteen sites between Sellafield and Dounreay.
3. To service the current meter mooring in the Tiree Passage.
4. To retrieve mooring N3, south of Faroe Bank and to work CTD sections in the vicinity of Faroe Bank and the Wyville-Thomson Ridge.
5. To work on the SMBA CTD section from Rockall across Anton Dohrn Seamount to the Scottish shelf-edge.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
ProjectNANSEN
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportMV Gorsethorn GTH1/88 cruise report gorsethorn1_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsMV Gorsethorn GTH1/88 cruise track — gorsethorn1_88track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: 5 bottom 4 in NANSEN data set
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 15
Description: water samples for radio-caesium and plutonium analysis.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 11
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
11  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
3436781988-10-27 07:25 54° 40' 12" N  5° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343678
3436911988-10-27 08:38 54° 41' 35" N  5° 25' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343691
3437091988-11-01 21:13 60° 13' 18" N  8° 35' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343709
3437101988-11-02 00:07 60° 15' 0" N  8° 33' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343710
3437221988-11-02 01:26 60° 17' 59" N  8° 34' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343722
3437341988-11-02 02:40 60° 21' 0" N  8° 34' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343734
3437461988-11-05 05:54 54° 41' 30" N  5° 24' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343746
3437581988-11-05 06:47 54° 43' 11" N  5° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343758
3437711988-11-05 08:48 54° 47' 59" N  5° 5' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343771
3437831988-11-05 09:48 54° 46' 12" N  5° 10' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343783
3437951988-11-05 11:17 54° 44' 53" N  5° 15' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343795