Cruise inventory

Polar Duke WSEX91

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Polar Duke (33PD)
Cruise identifierWSEX91
Cruise period1991-02-10 — 1991-03-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMarsh Base, Antarctica
Port of returnMarsh Base, Antarctica
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesPart of an ongoing programme to look at Weddell Sea bottom water formation and production rates. One of the objectives of the cruise was to collect gravity cores in order to give BAS scientists an insight on the local sediments prior to planning their own comprehensive coring programme.
Chief scientistTheodore D Foster (University of California Santa Cruz Institute of Marine Sciences)
ProjectWeddell Sea Oceanographic Cruise
Coordinating bodyBritish Antarctic Survey (BAS)
Cruise reportPolar Duke WSEX91 cruise report polar_duke_wsex91.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificWeddell Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of CTD casts were made throughout the cruise. No. of casts not noted.
Current metersDescription: A number of CTD casts were made throughout the cruise. No. of casts not noted.
Current metersQuantity: number of dives = 7
Description: A number of current meters were laid during the cruise.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: A number of CTD casts were made throughout the cruise. No. of casts not noted.
Contamination 
Suspended matterDescription: A number of CTD casts were made throughout the cruise. No. of casts not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 6
Description: A number of gravity cores were used throughout the cruise.