RV Sarsia 16,Turbl V
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Sarsia (74SR)|
|Cruise identifier||16,Turbl V|
|Cruise period||1977-10-20 — 1977-10-31|
|Port of departure||Plymouth, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Plymouth, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||This cruise was made as part of a study of the processes of sand movement by tidal currents. The detailed aims were:
(a) Handling trials and shakedown of new multicore cable.
(b) Sea trials of sand transport probe.
(c) To make simulataneous measurements of the turbulent components of velocity and suspended sediment concentration, to allow turbulent sediment fluxes to be calculated (CUVW experiment).
(d) To make turbulent velocity measurements under known simple conditions, as a basis for the comparison with the more complicated conditions encountered when sediment is moving over a duned sand bed.
|Chief scientist||Richard L Soulsby (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)|
|Cruise report||(0.16 MB)|
|CTD stations||Quantity: activity duration in hours = 13|
|Transparency (eg transmissometer)||Quantity: activity duration in hours = 40|
Description: turbulence measurements 2 E/M current meters mounted in bottom 2m above bed
|Current meters||Quantity: 2|
Description: 4 days
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of samples = 2|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: activity duration in hours = 4|
Description: on videotape
|Other geological/geophysical measurements||Quantity: number of samples = 62|
Description: suspended sediment samples