Cruise inventory

RRS Bransfield Bran_789

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Bransfield (74RD)
Cruise identifierBran_789
Cruise period1978-12-29 — 1979-05-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Port of returnRio de Janeiro, Brazil
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesGeophysical data acquisition. Magnetic reading was carried out on passage lines between Antarctic bases with a more detailed survey, including some seismic reflection profiling, being performed on the boundary between the South American and Antarctic plates east of the South Sandwich Islands.
Chief scientistPeter F Barker (University of Birmingham Department of Geological Sciences)
ProjectMarine Geophysics Cruise - Scotia Sea
Cruise reportRRS Bransfield Bran_789 cruise report bransfield_789.pdf — access key 'C' (5.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificSouthern Ocean
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: Echo-sounding and reflection profiling took place during the cruise. No. of profiles not noted.
Seismic refractionDescription: Echo-sounding and reflection profiling took place during the cruise. No. of profiles not noted.
Magnetic measurementsDescription: A number of magnetometer deployment trials took place during the cruise. No. of trials not noted.