Cruise inventory

RV Sarsia

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Sarsia (74SR)
Cruise period1978-03-29 — 1978-04-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. Sidescan sonar and underwater photography of furrows in central English Channel.
2. Velocity and suspended sediment measurements across furrows in Southampton Water to examine the processes of their formation.
3. Lay barium markers across furrows in Southampton Water for sedimentation rate measurments.
4. Sampling and coring across furrows.
5. Continuous salinity and velocity measurements throughout the water column to study the mixing processes.
Chief scientistKeith Dyer (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Sarsia  cruise report sarsia_29mar78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Track chartsRV Sarsia  cruise track — sarsia_29mar78track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of CTD profiles were made during the cruise. No. of profiles not noted.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: Temperature, salinity and velocity measurements were taken. No. of samples not noted.
Current metersDescription: A number of CTD profiles were made during the cruise. No. of profiles not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomDescription: A number of cores were collected during the cruise. No. of cores not noted.