RRS Shackleton S4/80 Leg 6

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS4/80 Leg 6
Cruise period1981-03-24 — 1981-04-16
Port of departureRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo establish the trace metal chemistry, mineralogy and reminant magnetisation of both soil sized and total particulates from the lower troposphere over the various regions of the North and South Atlantic. Samples were collected by both mesh technique and filtration, for subsequent analysis in the laboratory at Liverpool.

This was opportunistic sample collection during passage between the UK and Brazil.
Chief scientistE Joanna Sharples (University of Liverpool Department of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S4/80 Leg 6 cruise report shackleton4_80.pdf (1.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S4/80 Leg 6 cruise track — trk2753.html
Biology and fisheries 
Atmospheric chemistryDescription: total atmos.particulates from lower troposhere