Falcon Spirit 2012-08
Cruise summary report
|Ship name||Falcon Spirit|
|Cruise period||2012-08-10 — 2012-08-24|
|Port of departure||Plymouth, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Plymouth, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||The 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.
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 scientist||Phil Hosegood (University of Plymouth School of Marine Science and Engineering)|
|Specific||North Cornish Coast|
|Moorings, landers, buoys|
|Subsurface temperature measurements||50° 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 drift||50° 19' 59" N 5° 35' 59" W — VMADCP|
|Other physical oceanographic measurements||50° 19' 59" N 5° 35' 59" W — Towed minibat CTD|
|Other physical oceanographic measurements||50° 19' 59" N 5° 34' 59" W — MSS MicroStructure Shear Profiles|
|Data held at BODC||Get data|
|2 Instrument mooring|