RRS Frederick Russell FR1/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR1/84
Cruise period1984-01-05 — 1984-01-30
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To recover SMBA and MAFF moorings L1, L2, L3 and L4 on Porcupine Bank.
2) To deploy two Bidston tide gauges at station YP in the Porcupine Sea Bight.
3) To recover SMBA moorings F and M and Bidston tide gauge N1 in the Rockall Channel.
4) To recover SMBA moorings V and W near the Wyville Thomson Ridge.
5) To service the UCNW moorings HS1 and M2 on the Scottish Continental Shelf.
6) To deploy four SMBA satellite-tracked drogues between station F and the Anton Dohrn Seamount. In addition, another drogue to be deployed on the eastern slope of Anton Dohrn.
7) To collect caesium samples for MAFF and Glasgow University.
Chief scientistAnton Edwards (Scottish Marine Biological Association), Colin R Griffiths (Scottish Marine Biological Association), Joseph M Graham (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR1/84 cruise report frederick_russell1_84.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR1/84 cruise track — trk3004.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: S surface only
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: 8 c.m.recovered;138 days
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: satellite tracked drogues;radio transmission to satellite
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: tide gauges
Instrumented wave measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Chemical oceanography 
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 28
Description: caesium