RV Knorr KN207-02

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Knorr (316N)
Cruise identifierKN207-02
Cruise period2012-05-09 — 2012-06-11
Port of departureSt. George's, Bermuda
Port of returnPonta Delgada, Portugal
ObjectivesThe primary objective of this cruise was to sample the mid-Atlantic Ridge in international waters between 23N and 30N. At the end of the expedition, a small number of samples were taken in Portuguese waters near the Azores Islands, to obtain gravity cores in segments with hydrothermal activity, and to obtain volcanic samples from the poorly known segment near 38N. The aim of the cruise was to determine whether segments exhibiting symmetric and asymmetric spreading had differing petrological signatures.
Chief scientistCharles H Langmuir (Harvard University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Cruise reportRV Knorr KN207-02 cruise report knorr_kn207.pdf (0.53 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificMid-Atlantic Ridge