RRS Frederick Russell FR17/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR17/83
Cruise period1983-10-03 — 1983-10-12
ObjectivesGeological; sidescan surveys; marine sedimentation etc.
Chief scientistDouglas Hamilton (University of Bristol Geology Department)
Coordinating bodyIOS Taunton
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR17/83 cruise report frederick_russell17_83.pdf (0.62 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificS.W. Approaches/ S. Celtic Sea
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR17/83 cruise track — trk2912.html
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: No. of recovered;4 were deployed on Cr. 16/83:186 hours
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of measurements = 72
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: bedload sediment trap
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of deployments = 23
Bottom photographyQuantity: activity duration in hours = 175
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: activity duration in hours = 162
Description: dualscan