RRS Frederick Russell FR12/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR12/83
Cruise period1983-07-12 — 1983-08-01
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesPlankton sampling/ Hydrography. U.K. Shelf Break/PS 21
Chief scientistRobin D Pingree (Marine Biological Association of the UK)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR12/83 cruise report frederick_russell12_83.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Celtic Sea
Bay of Biscay
SpecificBay of Biscay
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR12/83 cruise track — trk2902.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 5556
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 40
Description: S surface 4 T surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 220
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 1820
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: track kilometres = 5556
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: 4 recovered;60 days
Chemical oceanography 
NitrateQuantity: track kilometres = 5556
NitriteQuantity: track kilometres = 5556
SilicateQuantity: track kilometres = 5556
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 300
Description: identification,distribution
Incident radiationQuantity: track kilometres = 5556