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Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D60

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD60
Cruise period1974-02-26 — 1974-03-22
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To examine the nature of the continent ocean boundary on the south west margins of the Rockall Plateau. With particular emphasis on the relationship of spreading rate changes to the structural and stratigraphic history

2) intercomparison of the continental margin with the 76 Ma spreading discontinuity in the oceanic crust to the west of Porcupine Bank

3) comparative study of ensimatic rift margins at 52 21'N and 53'N 25'W

4) Eastward extension of Gibbs fracture zone and southward extension of the east margin of Rockall Plateau

5) Comparative geological history of the Celtic Sea, Porcupine Seabight and Rockall Trough.

6) JOIDES site surveys in the Hatton-Rockall Basin and in the Rockall Trough.

7) Dredging on Fangon Bank, Edora Bank and Porcupine Bank
Chief scientistDavid G Roberts (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D60 cruise report d60.pdf — access key 'C' (0.56 MB)  RRS Discovery D60 cruise report d60_data_report.pdf (2.60 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Discovery D60 cruise track — trk1237.html
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: 2
Routine standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosounding
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: 17
Magnetic measurements