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Cruise inventory

RRS Shackleton S3/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS3/79
Cruise period1979-03-27 — 1979-04-11
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThese were to follow up work carried out on RRS Shackleton cruises 5/76 and 4/77 to study in detail the crustal structure and geology of the continent-ocean boundary region west of Ireland. The boundary identified west of Goban Spur was to be traced northwards into the mouth of Rockall Trough.
Chief scientistRoger A Scrutton (University of Edinburgh Department of Geology)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S3/79 cruise report shackleton3_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S3/79 cruise track — trk2202.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 25
Description: 6-hourly observations made by ship's officers.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 3
Description: physical analysis of sediments;paleontology
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 2307.592
Multichannel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 1622.352
Description: Airgun plus 2-channel hydrophone array.
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 2307.592
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 1983.492