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MV Whitethorn 8/81leg13

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier8/81leg13
Cruise period1981-09-16 — 1981-09-30
Port of departureStornoway, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
ObjectivesGeology. Legs 1-6, 12-14. Principal scientists were: Chesher, Owens, Evans and Fyfe. CSU = CSU II Edinburgh

Leg 13:
The objectives of the cruise were twofold. The beginning of the first week was to be spent continuing the basic reconnaissance surface sediment sampling of the northern part of the Sutherland Sheet started in Leg 12. The remainder of the time was to spent surface sediment sampling in the Tiree/Argyll area. The surface sampling in both Sutherland and Tiree areas is part of the IGS regional mapping programme.
Chief scientistJ Alan Fyfe (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 8/81leg13 cruise report whitethorn08_81leg13.pdf — access key 'C' (5.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSutherland, Little Minch, Tiree, Argyll
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 117
Description: Shipek grab system including winch used
Core - rockQuantity: number of stations = 17
Description: Rock corer used
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: 20ft Vibrocore system used
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 67
Description: Gravity core system (5ft NX system) used