Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 3/72

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier3/72
Cruise period1972-06-25 — 1972-07-26
Objectives5 SP/1972
Chief scientistGraham Topping (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 93
Description: including temperature and salinity bridge
Subsurface temperature measurements
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 21
Description: transmissometer
Current metersDescription: 7 days
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: drogues
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 78
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 86
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 78
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 85
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 77
Trace elementsQuantity: number of stations = 87
Description: 78 trace metals in plankton
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 8
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 167
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 26
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 92
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 92
NeustonQuantity: number of samples = 10
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 2
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 10