RRS Discovery D2
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Discovery (74E3)|
|Cruise period||1963-08-23 — 1963-12-04|
|Port of departure||Aden, Yemen|
|Port of return||Plymouth, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||The scientific activities of Cruise 2 were largely geological and geophysical and were part of the British Contribution to the International Indian Ocean Expedition. In addition to the thirteen geophysicists and geologists on board there were 5 scientists involved in ocean chemistry, temperature measurements and orthinology making continuous observations.|
|Chief scientist||M N Hill (University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences)|
|Project||International Indian Ocean Expedition|
|Cruise report||(0.91 MB)|
|General||Gulf of Aden|
Gulf of Oman
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 26|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Dredge||Quantity: number of deployments = 26|
Description: Rock dredge.
|Grab||Quantity: number of samples = 6|
|Core - soft bottom||Quantity: number of cores = 33|
Description: Cores and heat flow.
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of deployments = 22|
Description: Underwater camera.
|Single channel seismic reflection||Quantity: number of surveys = 5|