RRS Discovery D119
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Discovery (74E3)|
|Cruise period||1981-04-07 — 1981-05-05|
|Port of departure||Gibraltar, Gibraltar|
|Port of return||Ponta Delgada, Portugal|
|Objectives||1. To carry out a survey of the temperature and salinity structure of the upper ocean northward from 37N 14W to 43 30'N and thence towards the Azores.
2. To make a survey of the thermal and salinity structure of an oceanic frontal region SW of the Azores (near 33N 33W).
3. To make trials of and deploy the Bencat (Benthic current and temperature) instrument.
4. To launch satellite track buoys in the Azores frontal region.
5. To attempt to locate and recover for inspection two Canadian satellite buoys which had been launched on the Flemish cap and which were known to lie near the ship's track.
|Chief scientist||W John Gould (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.49 MB)|
|General||North Atlantic Ocean|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)|
|Bathythermograph||Quantity: number of profiles = 86|
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 20|
|Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements||Quantity: track kilometres = 3333.6|
|Surface drifters/drifting buoys||Quantity: number of deployments = 4|
|Oxygen||Quantity: number of stations = 11|
|Routine standard measurements|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Multi-beam echosounding||Quantity: track kilometres = 3049|