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RV Edward Forbes 13/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Edward Forbes (74EF)
Cruise identifier13/78
Cruise period1978-08-16 — 1978-08-30
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo continue sediment transport studies in the Sizewell-Dunwich Banks area by measuring bedload transport, using a fluorescent tracer technique. To deploy current meters to measure current speeds and directions during the experiment, and to box core to measure the depth of mixing of the tracer after the first survey.
Chief scientistBarbara J Lees (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Edward Forbes 13/78 cruise report edward_forbes13_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: 2
Description: 2 months
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: 1
Description: sediment transport(injections)
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 4
Description: bedload,fluorescence tracer(surveys)
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 9