RRS Frederick Russell FR15/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR15/84
Cruise period1984-08-20 — 1984-09-09
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe aims of the cruise were to study the propagation both on and off shelf of the internal tides generated at the shelf-break using the IOS Seasoar, ships radar and the Atlas 30 KHz echo-sounder. These measurements are to be combined with current meter and thermistor chain measurements from nine rigs deployed in early June.
Chief scientistRobin D Pingree (Marine Biological Association of the UK)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR15/84 cruise report frederick_russell15_84.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic/ N. Bay of Biscay/ W. English Channel
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR15/84 cruise track — trk3017.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 3704
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 55
Description: S surface only
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: track kilometres = 3704
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 15
Description: no.of recovered cm;3 months
Chemical oceanography 
NitrateQuantity: track kilometres = 3704
NitriteQuantity: track kilometres = 3704
SilicateQuantity: track kilometres = 3704
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: track kilometres = 3704