RV Ocean Crest B/1/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Ocean Crest (74OC)
Cruise identifierB/1/80
Cruise period1980-01-14 — 1980-01-18
Port of departureSwansea, United Kingdom
Port of returnSwansea, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo cover as much of the Bristol Channel monitoring cruise area as possible with an alternative array of sensing equipment on a charter vessel. It was required to make continuous surface measurements of salinity, temperature and fluorescence using the Fast Continuous Plankton Recorder as well as taking discrete samples for salinity and chlorophyll calibration and for the estimation of turbidity and dissolved nitrate-nitrogen.
Chief scientistMichael B Jordan (Institute of Marine Environmental Research, Plymouth)
Cruise reportRV Ocean Crest B/1/80 cruise report ocean_crest_jan80.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
Track chartsRV Ocean Crest B/1/80 cruise track — trk2362.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 370.4
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 32
Description: S surface only
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: 80
Suspended matterQuantity: 80
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 68
Geology and geophysics 
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of hauls = 46
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
103  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
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column