RRS Frederick Russell FR5/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR5/84
Cruise period1984-03-19 — 1984-04-02
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesDeploy and recover current meters; track acoustic transponding floats. Intercomparison Experiment
Chief scientistPeter G Collar (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificW. Irish Sea (54 degN, 5 deg45W)
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR5/84 cruise track — trk3147.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 1 recovered;7 days
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 21
Description: surface tracked floats
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: activity duration in days = 7
Instrumented wave measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 7
Description: waverider
Other meteorological measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 7
Description: surface wind (2m)