Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D10

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD10
Cruise period1966-02-15 — 1966-04-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesPrimarily an equipment-testing cruise.
Chief scientistJohn C Swallow (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D10 cruise report d10.pdf — access key 'C' (0.38 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificSeine bank, Funchal, Bay of Biscay
Track chartsRRS Discovery D10 cruise track — d10trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: Water bottle samples and current measurements were collected on route to Seine Bank. No. of measurements not noted.
Current metersDescription: Water bottle samples and current measurements were collected on route to Seine Bank. No. of measurements not noted.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: Water bottle samples and current measurements were collected on route to Seine Bank. No. of measurements not noted.
Trace elementsDescription: Water bottle samples and current measurements were collected on route to Seine Bank. No. of measurements not noted.
Contamination 
Suspended matterDescription: Water bottle samples and current measurements were collected on route to Seine Bank. No. of measurements not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: A number of thermistor chain trials took place on passage to the site. No. of trials not noted.