Cruise inventory

RRS Frederick Russell FR18/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR18/83
Cruise period1983-10-14 — 1983-11-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo carry out boundary layer flow measurements and observations of seabed gravel movement in the West Solent and at a location to the south of the Isle of Wight.
Details of current meter and thermistor chain moorings, locations and deployment periods are given in Appendix A. Positions for boundary layer flow and seabed gravel movement studies are shown in Appendix B.
The work at Melville Knoll, La Chapelle Bank and Black Mud Canyon form part of a science vote funded project (SP51) on shelf sediment dynamics. The work in the West Solent and south of the Isle of Wight form part of science vote funded project (SP31) on seabed gravel movement.
Chief scientistAnthony D Heathershaw (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR18/83 cruise report frederick_russell16and18_83.pdf — access key 'C' (0.37 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificCeltic Sea/Solent/ Bay of Biscay
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR18/83 cruise track — frederick_russell16and18_83track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of CTD casts took place during the cruise. No. of casts not noted.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of echo-sounder and thermosalinograph surveys took place during the cruise.
Current metersDescription: A number of CTD casts took place during the cruise. No. of casts not noted.
Current metersDescription: A number of mooring recoveries and deployments were made during the cruise. No. of recoveries not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomDescription: A number of gravity cores were made thoughout the cruise. No. of cores not noted.
Bottom photographyDescription: An amount of underwater camera work took place during the cruise. No. of films not noted
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: A number of echo-sounder and thermosalinograph surveys took place during the cruise.