RV Farnella 5/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Farnella (74AE)
Cruise identifier5/82
Cruise period1982-01-02 — 1982-01-19
Port of departureBelem, Brazil
Port of returnBridgetown, Barbados
Objectives1. The main objective was to make a long-range side scan sonar study of the morphology of the Amazon Cone, and in particular the distributory channel patterns on the middle and upper fan.
2. A secondary objective was to investigate the southernmost part of the tectonically deformed Barbados Outer Ridge using long-range side scan sonar.
Chief scientistJohn E Damuth (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory), Robert H Belderson (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Farnella 5/82 cruise report farnella5_82.pdf (0.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Caribbean Sea
SpecificN.W. Atlantic/ N.E. Atlantic
Track chartsRV Farnella 5/82 cruise track — trk2898a.html RV Farnella 5/82 cruise track — trk2898b.html
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 4504
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: track kilometres = 4504
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 4148