RRS Discovery D150

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD150
Cruise period1984-08-23 — 1984-09-06
Port of departureSouth Shields, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe primary objective was to carry out a multichannel, wide-angle seismic experiment using the newly-developed Pull-Up Multi-channel Array (PUMA) on the continental shelf west of the Outer Hebrides.
Chief scientistMartin C Sinha (University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D150 cruise report d150.pdf (0.66 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Atlantic/ W. of Hebrides
Track chartsRRS Discovery D150 cruise track — trk3009.html
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: sound velocity stations
Routine standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of measurements = 17
Description: acoustical properties
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 555
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 185
Seismic refractionQuantity: track kilometres = 200
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 555
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 185