RRS Discovery D83
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Discovery (74E3)|
|Cruise period||1977-05-26 — 1977-06-09|
|Port of departure||South Shields, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Barry, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||The primary objective was to carry out trials and to commission the new GLORIA II vehicle, its launch and recovery gantry and associated electrical/electronic power and signal processing equipment for use on Cruise 84.
Secondary objectives were to:
a) carry out further tests on the shipborne side-scan sonar MkIII, to assess modifications made during the refit and the fitting of fins to the pod.
B) check the two drum hydraulic capstan for hydrophone/air gun deployment, recently converted for two drum operation.
|Chief scientist||William E Elford (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)|
|Project||GLORIA II Proving Trials|
|Cruise report||(4.02 MB)|
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bay of Biscay
|Routine standard measurements|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Long/short range side scan sonar||Quantity: track kilometres = 2592|
Description: short range side-scan on MuFax paper(also telesounder);long range side-scan on magnetic tape