RRS Discovery D137

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD137
Cruise period1983-05-18 — 1983-06-12
Port of departureSwansea, United Kingdom
Port of returnSwansea, United Kingdom
ObjectivesGeophysics, Geology, Sedimentology, Hydrography. Aegean Sea
Chief scientistMichael B Collins (University of Wales Swansea Department of Geology and Oceanography), Michael Brooks (University of Wales Swansea Department of Geology and Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D137 cruise report d137.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralMediterranean Sea - Western basin
Aegean Sea (The Archipelago) (Mediterranean Sea)
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern basin
SpecificGulf of Corinth/ N.W. Aegean Sea
Track chartsRRS Discovery D137 cruise track — trk3019a.html RRS Discovery D137 cruise track — trk3019b.html RRS Discovery D137 cruise track — trk3019c.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: cont.
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 104
Water bottle stationsDescription: surface S
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 4
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 15
Description: 15 depl. & 15 rec. 3-16 days
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 7
Description: physical analysis of sediments
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 7
Description: physical analysis of sediments
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 7
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: track kilometres = 1296
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 2778
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 2778
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 926