FRV Scotia 12/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier12/82
Cruise period1982-11-10 — 1982-11-24
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To replace the three current meter moorings deployed on Rockall Bank during May.
2. To deploy three current meter moorings in the Wyville-Thomson Ridge/Faroe-Shetland area as part of the NERC/MAFF/DAFS investigations of the Slope Current (CONSLEX).
3. To collect hydrographic/chemical/plankton samples in support of the current measurements.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 12/82 cruise report sc12_82.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFaroe-Shetland Channel, Wyville Thomson Ridge, Rockall, Fair Isle
Track chartsFRV Scotia 12/82 cruise track — trk2885.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 20
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: 3 moorings deployed:7 current meters.;1 recovered:3 current meters.;170 days
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 1
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 1
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 19