Cruise inventory

Le Surell FR1-2003

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameLe Surell
Cruise identifierFR1-2003
Cruise period2003-11-06 — 2003-11-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePort-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, France
Port of returnPort-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, France
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesBathymetric, EMCM, OBS, pressure sensor and ADCP survey of the Rhône river mouth and prodelta areas. This cruise was the second in a series planned for the Gulf of Lions within Workpackage 1 (Shelf and River input systems) of the European Union FP5 project European Margin Strata Formation (EUROSTRATAFORM) (EVK3-CT-2002-00079)(see also AR1-2003). EUROSTRATAFORM objectives are to explore the fate of sediment particles from their source in rivers through to their deposition on shallow deltas, the continental shelf and deep sea basins.
Chief scientistCarl L Amos (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
ProjectEUROSTRATAFORM
Coordinating bodyChallenger Division, SOC, Southampton, SO14 3ZH
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralMediterranean Sea
SpecificGulf of Lions, northwest Mediterranean
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 74.08
Description: Surface temperature measurements underway, single beam Lowrance echosounder 200kHz, surface water temperature, continuous recording
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 74.08
Description: ADCP current profiler, RDI 600 kHz Workhorse, depth to bottom and seabed morphology, continuous recording
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 74.08
Description: ADCP current profiler, RDI 600 kHz Workhorse, current velocity, vertical profile, continuous recording
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 74.08
Description: ADCP current profiler, RDI 600 kHz Workhorse, backscatter intensity, vertical profile, continuous recording
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of track lines = 39
Description: ADCP current profiler, RDI 600 kHz Workhorse, river discharge
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Water bottle samples, water bottle, surface suspended matter concentrations in Rhône plume, for calculation at SOES labs, UK
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Water bottle samples, Niskin bottle, bottom and near bottom suspended matter concentrations below Rhône plume, for OBS calibration at SOES labs, UK
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Sediment traps, Helley Smith bedload sampler, for sediment flux calculations at SOES labs, UK. Deployed in river adjacent to DO1, DO9, H17, D72 stations on 10/11/03
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Bottom samples in prodelta area on 13/11/03, Van Veen grab, for grain size trend analysis and settling velocity/rate experiments at SOES labs, UK
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: Bottom samples in river on 07/11/03, Van Veen grab, for grain size trend analysis at SOES labs, UK
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 74.08
Description: Single beam echosounding, single beam Lowrance echosounder 200kHz, depth to bottom, continuous recording
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 18' 53" N  4° 51' 29" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 17.4 m water depth, deployed 11/11/03, recovered 11/11/03, between Roustan est and Roustan sud
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 19' 18" N  4° 50' 35" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 3.6 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 20' 41" N  4° 50' 17" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 13.7 m water depth, deployed 12/11/03, recovered 12/11/03
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 20' 35" N  4° 50' 5" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 2.3 m water depth, deployed 12/11/03, recovered 12/11/03
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 18' 47" N  4° 50' 41" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 13.9 m water depth, deployed 11/11/03, recovered 11/11/03, Roustan sud
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 22' 36" N  4° 48' 42" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 9.5 m water depth, deployed 10/11/03, recovered 10/11/03, Pallisade
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 19' 36" N  4° 50' 12" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 2.5 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 19' 59" N  4° 50' 30" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 4.9 m water depth, deployed 10/11/03, recovered 10/11/03, Flêche
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 19' 12" N  4° 51' 36" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 3.7 m water depth, deployed 13/11/03, recovered 13/11/03
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 19' 23" N  4° 51' 6" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 3.7 m water depth, deployed 13/11/03, recovered 13/11/03
Optics (eg underwater light levels)43° 19' 36" N  4° 50' 53" E — OBS (Valeport 730D), bottom turbidity, one instrument, 7.3 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03
Current meters43° 18' 53" N  4° 51' 29" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 17.4 m water depth, deployed 11/11/03, recovered 11/11/03, between Roustan est and Roustan sud
Current meters43° 18' 47" N  4° 50' 41" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 13.9 m water depth, deployed 11/11/03, recovered 11/11/03, Roustan sud
Current meters43° 19' 59" N  4° 50' 30" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 4.9 m water depth, deployed 10/11/03, recovered 10/11/03, Flêche
Current meters43° 22' 36" N  4° 48' 42" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 9.5 m water depth, deployed 10/11/03, recovered 10/11/03, Pallisade
Current meters43° 20' 41" N  4° 50' 17" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 13.7 m water depth, deployed 12/11/03, recovered 12/11/03
Current meters43° 20' 35" N  4° 50' 5" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 2.3 m water depth, deployed 12/11/03, recovered 12/11/03
Current meters43° 19' 36" N  4° 50' 12" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 2.5 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03
Current meters43° 19' 18" N  4° 50' 35" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 3.6 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03
Current meters43° 19' 36" N  4° 50' 53" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 7.3 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03
Current meters43° 19' 12" N  4° 51' 36" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 3.7 m water depth, deployed 13/11/03, recovered 13/11/03
Current meters43° 19' 23" N  4° 51' 6" E — EMCM (Valeport 730D), bottom current velocity, one instrument, 3.7 m water depth, deployed 13/11/03, recovered 13/11/03
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 19' 18" N  4° 50' 35" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 3.6 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 19' 12" N  4° 51' 36" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 3.7 m water depth, deployed 13/11/03, recovered 13/11/03
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 20' 41" N  4° 50' 17" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 13.7 m water depth, deployed 12/11/03, recovered 12/11/03
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 19' 59" N  4° 50' 30" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 4.9 m water depth, deployed 10/11/03, recovered 10/11/03, Flêche
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 18' 47" N  4° 50' 41" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 13.9 m water depth, deployed 11/11/03, recovered 11/11/03, Roustan sud
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 18' 53" N  4° 51' 29" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 17.4 m water depth, deployed 11/11/03, recovered 11/11/03, between Roustan est and Roustan sud
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 19' 36" N  4° 50' 12" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 2.5 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 19' 23" N  4° 51' 6" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 3.7 m water depth, deployed 13/11/03, recovered 13/11/03
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 19' 36" N  4° 50' 53" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 7.3 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 20' 35" N  4° 50' 5" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 2.3 m water depth, deployed 12/11/03, recovered 12/11/03
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)43° 22' 36" N  4° 48' 42" E — Pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), bottom pressure, one instrument, 9.5 m water depth, deployed 10/11/03, recovered 10/11/03, Pallisade
Instrumented wave measurements43° 18' 53" N  4° 51' 29" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 17.4 m water depth, deployed 11/11/03, recovered 11/11/03, between Roustan est and Roustan sud
Instrumented wave measurements43° 18' 47" N  4° 50' 41" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 13.9 m water depth, deployed 11/11/03, recovered 11/11/03, Roustan sud
Instrumented wave measurements43° 20' 41" N  4° 50' 17" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 13.7 m water depth, deployed 12/11/03, recovered 12/11/03
Instrumented wave measurements43° 19' 23" N  4° 51' 6" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 3.7 m water depth, deployed 13/11/03, recovered 13/11/03
Instrumented wave measurements43° 19' 36" N  4° 50' 53" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 7.3 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03
Instrumented wave measurements43° 22' 36" N  4° 48' 42" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 9.5 m water depth, deployed 10/11/03, recovered 10/11/03, Pallisade
Instrumented wave measurements43° 19' 12" N  4° 51' 36" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 3.7 m water depth, deployed 13/11/03, recovered 13/11/03
Instrumented wave measurements43° 19' 18" N  4° 50' 35" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 3.6 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03
Instrumented wave measurements43° 19' 59" N  4° 50' 30" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 4.9 m water depth, deployed 10/11/03, recovered 10/11/03, Flêche
Instrumented wave measurements43° 20' 35" N  4° 50' 5" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 2.3 m water depth, deployed 12/11/03, recovered 12/11/03
Instrumented wave measurements43° 19' 36" N  4° 50' 12" E — Wave pressure sensor (Valeport 730D), wave frequency, wave velocity, wave amplitude, one instrument, 2.5 m water depth, deployed 14/11/03, recovered 14/11/03