MV Whitethorn 82/WH/05 Leg 3

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier82/WH/05 Leg 3
Cruise period1982-04-29 — 1982-05-12
Port of departureScrabster, United Kingdom
Port of returnLiverpool, United Kingdom
ObjectivesGeology. CSU = CSU II Edinburgh

Leg 3:
Following on from an earlier geophysics programme the present cruise (the second of four planned cruise legs in the area) was aimed at obtaining both samples and cores, including rock cores. The data will be used in the preparation of the IGS bottom sediments, Quaternary and 'Solid' reconnaissance geology maps.
Chief scientistNigel G T Fannin (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 82/WH/05 Leg 3 cruise report whitethorn05_82leg3.pdf (3.77 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRona Sheet
Track chartsMV Whitethorn 82/WH/05 Leg 3 cruise track — trk2774.html
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 108
Core - rockQuantity: number of stations = 14
Description: 2 drill sites recovered cores of biotite gneiss
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 88
Description: 90mm*1.5m barrels were used at sediment sites.
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: 6M Drilling. Core recovered at 2 sites. Rock barrels were used with the Gravity corer over areas of rock outcrop and recovered sample of in situ rock.