Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D3_4

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD3_4
Cruise period1964-05-12 — 1964-06-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCochin, India
Port of returnVictoria, Seychelles
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo complete its part of the UK contribution to the International Indian Ocean Expedition, Discovery occupied 291 water sampling stations in the Indian Ocean in 154 days at sea.
Chief scientistJohn C Swallow (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D3_4 cruise report d3.pdf — access key 'C' (0.63 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIndian Ocean
Track chartsRRS Discovery D3_4 cruise track — d3track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 49
Description: 27 to the bottom
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 41
Description: TSD
Current metersQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: current-shear
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 25
Description: chlorophyll
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 60
Description: 22 series of vertical net hauls; 26 fine mesh net hauls; 12 Indian Ocean standard net hauls
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 60
Description: 22 series of vertical net hauls; 26 fine mesh net hauls; 12 Indian Ocean standard net hauls
NeustonQuantity: number of hauls = 28
Description: Neuston net tows
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: trawls
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsDescription: continuous records
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingDescription: continuous records