RRS Discovery D78C
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Discovery (74E3)|
|Cruise period||1976-10-04 — 1976-10-18|
|Port of departure||Stornoway, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Barry, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||The primary objective was to complete the northern portion of a circuit of tidal pressure recordings. The circuit encloses the part of the northeast Atlantic bounded in latitude by southern Iceand and Cape St Vincent and in longitude by the mid-Atlantic ridge.
The circuit was steamed in an anticlockwise direction. Sounding and magnetometer watches continued for most of the deep water passage work. Exact repetition of Leg 1 course was avoided. Tide gauge capsules were released and recovered and good records were obtained. Stong magnetic anomalies were observed when passing the top of Reykjanes Ridge.
|Chief scientist||David E Cartwright (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Bidston Laboratory)|
|Project||Oceanic Tidal Recording SE and SW of Iceland|
|Cruise report||(9.90 MB)|
|General||North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)|
|Other physical oceanographic measurements||Description: continuous monitoring|