RRS Frederick Russell FR14A/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR14A/81
Cruise period1981-10-06 — 1981-10-14
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
Objectivesa) To conduct boundary layer flow measurements on the different gravel bedform types in the West Solent
b) To study gravel movement using underwater TV, a sediment trap and an acoustic probe to record self generated noise (see appendix)
c) If time and environment conditions permitted, to conduct preliminary observations of gravel movement under waves.
Chief scientistRichard L Soulsby (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton), Roger H Wilkinson (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR14A/81 cruise report frederick_russell14_81leg1.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificStart Bay
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR14A/81 cruise track — trk2610.html
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: 6
Description: 6 braystoke c.m.mounted in the bottom 2m;13 hours
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: 2
Description: em cm's
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 1
Bottom photographyQuantity: 250
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 250
Description: pumped suspended sediment samples