Cruise inventory

RRS John Murray JM16/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS John Murray (74MJ)
Cruise identifierJM16/74
Cruise period1974-12-06 — 1974-12-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureHull, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo determine the tidal elevations and currents in the neighbourhood of the Orkney and Shetland Islands in order to provide data for numerical models of the North Sea and Continental Shelf and to level Fair Isle to the Shetland Islands using hydrodynamical equations of motion. To determine the residual circulation of the area and distribution of temperature, salinity and density
Chief scientistAlan J Harrison (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Bidston Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS John Murray JM16/74 cruise report john_murray14and16_74.pdf — access key 'C' (0.57 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsRRS John Murray JM16/74 cruise track — john_murray14and16_74track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stations
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 14
Description: Sound velocity stations.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters59° 16' 59" N  0° 4' 59" W — Current meter rig and off-shore tide gauge recovered from station E.
Current meters58° 42' 59" N  2° 4' 59" W — Current meter rig and off-shore tide gauge recovered from station F.
Current meters58° 23' 59" N  2° 36' 59" W — Current meter rig recovered from station G.
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 42' 59" N  2° 4' 59" W — Current meter rig and off-shore tide gauge recovered from station F.
Other physical oceanographic measurements59° 16' 59" N  0° 4' 59" W — Current meter rig and off-shore tide gauge recovered from station E.