RRS Shackleton S126

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS126
Cruise period1982-03-18 — 1982-04-03
Port of departurePonta Delgada, Portugal
Port of returnGibraltar, Gibraltar
ObjectivesStudy of sediments and sedimentary processes in the Canary Basin. Continuation of RRS Discovery cruise D126 on RRS Shackleton due to mechanical problems with the former.
Chief scientistTim J G Francis (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S126 cruise report d126.pdf (1.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S126 cruise track — trk2964b.html RRS Shackleton S126 cruise track — trk2964c.html
Atmospheric chemistryDescription: the collection of total atmospheric particulates from the lower troposphere
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 7
Description: Kastenlot and gravity cores.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: benthic survey camera
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: activity duration in days = 14
Description: 3.5 kHz and PES survey
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: activity duration in days = 14
Description: 3.5 kHz and PES survey
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: heat flow probe