RRS Frederick Russell FR13/82
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)|
|Cruise period||1982-09-02 — 1982-09-20|
|Port of departure||Barry, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Plymouth, 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 scientist||Anthony D Heathershaw (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)|
|Cruise report||(0.29 MB)|
Bay of Biscay
|Specific||English Channel/ Celtic Sea|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)|
|Bathythermograph||Quantity: number of profiles = 4|
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 2|
|Current meters||Description: 25 c.m.deployed;20 c.m.recovered;2 weeks|
|Other physical oceanographic measurements||Description: boundary layer studies,turbulence,acoustics etc(+ video)|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of deployments = 33|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of deployments = 4|
|Multi-beam echosounding||Quantity: track kilometres = 275|
|Long/short range side scan sonar||Quantity: track kilometres = 275|