FRV Explorer 7/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier7/83
Cruise period1983-07-15 — 1983-07-26
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the distribution of trace metals and nutrients in the coastal zone and major estuaries of eastern Scotland and northern England.
2. To work hydrographic stations in the Firth of Forth.
3. To collect radio caesium samples for MAFF, Lowestoft.
Chief scientistPhilip W Balls (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 7/83 cruise report explorer7_83.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificCoast and Estuaries of Eastern Scotland and Northern England, Peterhead, Great Yarmouth, Firth of Forth, Flamborough Head, St Abbs Head
Track chartsFRV Explorer 7/83 cruise track — trk2986.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 477
Description: surface water sample
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 477
Description: surface water sample
NitrateQuantity: 477
Description: surface water sample
SilicateQuantity: 477
Description: surface water sample
Suspended matterQuantity: track kilometres = 240.76
Trace metalsQuantity: track kilometres = 240.76
Description: surface water sample tested for cadmiun, lead and copper
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 833.4