RRS Frederick Russell FR2/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR2/82
Cruise period1982-03-16 — 1982-03-29
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Recovery of moorings at sites I2, I4 and of a current meter tripod T in the N. Rockall Trough.
2) Relay of I2 and I4.
3) Recovery of moorings at sites E2 and E3 in the Faroe-Shetland Channel.
4) Deployment of mooring at site G3 in Faroe-Shetland Channel.
5) Hydrographic stations and work with profiling Aanderaa current meter around NW UK continental slope.
6) Dragging for previously lost moorings in Rockall Trough
Chief scientistJohn W Cherriman (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory), W John Gould (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR2/82 cruise report frederick_russell2_82.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN. & W. of Scotland
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR2/82 cruise track — trk2725a.html RRS Frederick Russell FR2/82 cruise track — trk2725b.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 4
Current metersDescription: 2 moorings recovered,2 morrings laid,each with 4 c.m.;4 months
Current profiler (eg ADCP)
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 6
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 740.8