Cruise inventory

MV Whitethorn 82/WH/05 Leg 6

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier82/WH/05 Leg 6
Cruise period1982-06-10 — 1982-06-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureScrabster, United Kingdom
Port of returnBlyth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesGeology. CSU = CSU II Edinburgh

Leg 6:
The object of the leg was to complete sampling of the Rona Sheet, carry out initial sampling of the Fair Isle Sheet and to use the new rock drill to complete work on the Orkney Sheet.
In the event, much work was carried out on the Fair Isle Sheet and some on the Foula Sheet, but none was done on the Rona Sheet while the new drill failed to operate effectively.
Chief scientistDaniel Evans (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 82/WH/05 Leg 6 cruise report whitethorn05_82leg6.pdf — access key 'C' (2.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificRona Sheet, Fair Isle Sheet, Orkney Sheet, Foula Sheet
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 173
Description: Shipek grab system
Core - rockQuantity: number of stations = 26
Description: Gravity corer system
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 119
Description: Sediment corer
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Drilling with 6M Rock drill