RRS Frederick Russell FR13/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR13/82
Cruise period1982-09-02 — 1982-09-20
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
Objectives(a) To carry out echosounding and sidescan sonar observations to determine the size and extent of sandwaves on La Chapelle Bank.
(b) To deploy recording current meter (RCM) and thermistor chain (TC) moorings on a line across the shelf break.
(c) To deploy Bristol University remote recording shelf sediment monitor (BLIP).
(d) To carry out salinity and temperature measurements using CTD, XBT and thermo-salinograph equipment.
(e) To obtain sediment samples and carry out underwater photography at selected sites.
(f) To deploy recording current meter and Bristol University equipment (BLIP) at a location to the S of the Isle of Wight.
(g) To carry out boundary layer flow measurements and observations of gravel movement in the West Solent.
The work on La Chapelle Bank and in the West Solent form part of Science vote funded projects S28 and S26 respectively.
Chief scientistAnthony D Heathershaw (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR13/82 cruise report frederick_russell13_82.pdf (0.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Celtic Sea
Bay of Biscay
SpecificEnglish Channel/ Celtic Sea
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR13/82 cruise track — trk2784a.html RRS Frederick Russell FR13/82 cruise track — trk2784b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 4
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Current metersDescription: 25 c.m.deployed;20 c.m.recovered;2 weeks
Other physical oceanographic measurementsDescription: boundary layer studies,turbulence,acoustics etc(+ video)
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of deployments = 33
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 275
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: track kilometres = 275