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Cruise inventory

RV Edward Forbes 5/78 (B/3/78)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifier5/78 (B/3/78)
Cruise period1978-04-14 — 1978-04-18
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Chief scientistMichael B Jordan (Institute of Marine Environmental Research, Plymouth)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
Track chartsRV Edward Forbes 5/78 (B/3/78) cruise track — trk1949.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: continuous recording, 240nm approx.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: S surface only
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Description: continuous recording, 240nm approx.
Current metersQuantity: 1
Description: 6 weeks
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 60
Total - PQuantity: 60
NitrateQuantity: 60
NitriteQuantity: 60
SilicateQuantity: 60
Suspended matterDescription: continuous recording, 240nm approx.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: continuous, surface, 240nm approx.
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: 30
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: 30
PhytoplanktonQuantity: 25
ZooplanktonQuantity: 25
Description: distribution,monitoring
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
163  General station with STD/bottles/additional instrumentsChlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column