FRV Explorer 8/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8/83
Cruise period1983-08-17 — 1983-09-01
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To perform a hydrographic, chemical, planktonic and benthic survey in the Fair Isle area.
2. To work hydro sections in the Faroe-Shetland Channel and over the Wyville-Thomson Ridge.

Windy conditions restricted work
Chief scientistJ H Anthony Martin (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8/83 cruise report explorer8_83.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFair Isle, Wyville-Thomson Ridge, Faroe Shelf, Munken, Faroe-Shetland, Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Explorer 8/83 cruise track — trk2987.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: 1
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 79
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 12
NitrateQuantity: 12
SilicateQuantity: 45
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 12
PhytoplanktonQuantity: 1
ZooplanktonQuantity: 12
ZoobenthosQuantity: 33
Geology and geophysics 
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: 33
Description: physical analysis of sediments