Cruise inventory

RV Sea Vigil SV3

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Sea Vigil (74S9)
Cruise identifierSV3
Cruise period1993-09-01 — 1993-09-01
StatusCompleted
Port of departureHull, United Kingdom
Port of returnHull, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo obtain measurements of the optical characteristics and water quality of the Humber Estuary during synchronous airborne CASI (Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager) overflights for the development of algorithms and atmospheric corrections.
Chief scientistDuncan Plummer (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
ProjectLOIS (RACS)
Cruise reportRV Sea Vigil SV3 cruise report sv3.pdf — access key 'C' (2.59 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificHumber Estuary and feeder rivers
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Underway surveying was started using the Undulating Oceanographic Recorder. The surveying was started from approximately off North Killingholme and continued along an axial track following the main navigation channel to seaward.
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Water samples were taken at half hourly intervals from 1m below surface to determine salinity levels and DOC.
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Description: Vertical profiles taken to measure light spectra and light penetration.
Contamination 
Suspended matterDescription: Underway surveying was started using the Undulating Oceanographic Recorder. The surveying was started from approximately off North Killingholme and continued along an axial track following the main navigation channel to seaward.
Suspended matterDescription: Along an axial track starting from North Killinghome and following the main navigation channel, water samples were taken at half hourly intervals from 1m below surface.
Suspended matterDescription: Water samples taken at half hourly intervals from 1m below surface to determine particle size distribution.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: Underway surveying was started using the Undulating Oceanographic Recorder. The surveying was started from approximately off North Killingholme and continued along an axial track following the main navigation channel to seaward.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: Along an axial track starting from North Killinghome and following the main navigation channel, water samples were taken at half hourly intervals from 1m below surface.
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Description: Water samples were taken at half hourly intervals from 1m below surface to determine salinity levels and DOC.
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
14  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyChlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column