FRV Scotia 3/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier3/83
Cruise period1983-04-06 — 1983-04-20
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To service the three Rockall Bank current meter moorings.
2. To work hydrographic and plankton sections across Rockall Bank and in the Rockall Trough.
3. To check the moorings presently deployed on the Wyville-Thomson Ridge and work hydrographic stations in their vicinity.
Chief scientistHarry D Dooley (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 3/83 cruise report sc03_83.pdf (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic
Track chartsFRV Scotia 3/83 cruise track — trk2970a.html FRV Scotia 3/83 cruise track — trk2970b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of stations = 1
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 79
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 2
Description: current meters recovered;329 days
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 37
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 63
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 48
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 6
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 26