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RRS Charles Darwin CD43

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD43
Cruise period1989-10-20 — 1989-11-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThis physical oceanography cruise was a Joint UMIST/IOSDL cruise to the Faeroes region. The aims were to investigate the transfer of momentum, heat, water, and aerosols between the atmosphere and ocean, particularly under conditions of high winds or of changing sea state, and to continue investigations of the hydrographic structure of the Iceland-Faeroe Bank Channel
Chief scientistMichael H Smith (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology Atmospheric Physics Research Group), Peter K Taylor (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory), W John Gould (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD43 cruise report cd43.pdf — access key 'C' (1.85 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD43 cruise track — trk3488.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 95
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 81
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of stations = 81
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 10
Instrumented wave measurementsDescription: Shipborne Wave Recorder
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurements
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: ice observations