Wessex Explorer

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameWessex Explorer
Cruise period1982-04-25 — 1982-04-26
Port of departureDartmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnDartmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a detailed bathymetric survey of part of the sandwave field on the eastern flank of the Skerries Bank. This area was last surveyed in detail in 1977 and it is intended to compare the two surveys in order to study the long period changes in sandwave morphology.
2. To carry out survey lines along the track of the SAR 580 float during the studies conducted in July 1982.
Chief scientistD Nicholas Langhorne (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportWessex Explorer  cruise report wessex_explorer_apr82.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsWessex Explorer  cruise track — trk2781.html
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: 60