Cruise inventory

Falcon Spirit 2012-08

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFalcon Spirit
Cruise identifier2012-08
Cruise period2012-08-10 — 2012-08-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe data were acquired from the RV Falcon Spirit, the Plymouth University vessel. The small 14m catermaran was used on a daily basis from 10 August 2012 to 24 August 2012 based off northern Cornish Coast in the Celtic Sea. The aim was to better understand which processes are most important within marginally stratified shelf seas. This project was funded by the NERC Discovery Science grant NE/I001832/1 - Assessing the sensitivity of marginally stratified shelf seas within a changing climate.

Objectives

To identify the processes involved in the existence and intensity of the front displays that are not governed by tidal periodicities.
To test whether the processes that were identified as important to changes in shelf sea stratification through in-situ measurements are indeed responsible for the observed changes.
To incorporate new knowledge into state-of-the-art numerical models that can up-scale the processes observed within this project to the shelf sea environment.
Chief scientistPhil Hosegood (University of Plymouth School of Marine Science and Engineering)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificNorth Cornish Coast
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature measurements50° 21' 0" N  5° 35' 59" W — Moored chain of temperature loggers
Current profiler (eg ADCP)50° 21' 0" N  5° 35' 59" W — ADCP
Currents measured from ship drift50° 19' 59" N  5° 35' 59" W — VMADCP
Other physical oceanographic measurements50° 19' 59" N  5° 34' 59" W — MSS MicroStructure Shear Profiles
Other physical oceanographic measurements50° 19' 59" N  5° 35' 59" W — Towed minibat CTD
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
17  Thermistor chain
Moored instrument depth
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
17185852012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718585
17185972012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718597
17186042012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718604
17186162012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718616
17186282012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718628
17186412012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718641
17186532012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718653
17186652012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718665
17186772012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718677
17186892012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718689
17186902012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718690
17187082012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718708
17187212012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718721
17187332012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718733
17187452012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718745
17187572012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718757
17187692012-08-10 13:56  — 2012-08-22 15:16 50° 20' 43" N  5° 36' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1718769