RRS Discovery D135

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD135
Cruise period1983-03-30 — 1983-04-24
Port of departureFunchal, Portugal
Port of returnPatrai, Greece
ObjectivesGeochemical investigations of the water column and sediment system in the area west of Portugal. Water column sampling for trace metals, including manganese and aluminium, with filtered particulates. Sediment and pore water studies in the same region. Sites of special interest were 'Discovery Gap', King's Trough, Torre Seamount and Mediterranean outflow water. Several minor sites in the Mediterranean were also occupied.
Chief scientistT Roger S Wilson (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D135 cruise report d135.pdf (0.37 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Mediterranean Sea
Strait of Gibraltar (Mediterranean Sea)
SpecificNorth Atlantic/ Mediterranean
Track chartsRRS Discovery D135 cruise track — trk3167.html
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of deployments = 10
Description: FIDO.Filtration pump profiler.
Routine standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 9
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: Pore waters