MV Whitethorn 2/83 Leg 1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier2/83 Leg 1
Cruise period1983-04-14 — 1983-04-27
Port of departureHull, United Kingdom
Port of returnScrabster, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe object of this leg was to complete the vibrocorer stations planned for the Fair Isle Sheet together with selected gravity cover sites. This was so as to leave the following leg free for occupying the 6m drill sites and additional gravity cover sites required to finish the sheet. Due to better than anticipated weather, the majority of the planned sites were completed.
Chief scientistJohn A Chesher (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 2/83 Leg 1 cruise report whitethorn02_83leg1.pdf (2.43 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea/North Atlantic
Track chartsMV Whitethorn 2/83 Leg 1 cruise track — trk2903.html
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 513
Core - rockQuantity: 3
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 354
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: 29
Description: sampling by divers