RRS Frederick Russell FR17/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR17/84
Cruise period1984-09-25 — 1984-10-05
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesBiological. Celtic Sea^Micron IV
Chief scientistNicholas J P Owens (Institute of Marine Environmental Research, Plymouth)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR17/84 cruise report frederick_russell17_84.pdf (0.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Bristol Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificS.W. Approaches
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR17/84 cruise track — trk3104.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: T bottom only
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 8
PhosphateQuantity: 8
NitrateQuantity: 8
NitriteQuantity: 8
SilicateQuantity: 8
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: 3
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 8
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: 16
PhytoplanktonQuantity: 8
ZooplanktonQuantity: 3
Description: survey:taxonomy,distribution,biomass determination,energy transfers
SestonQuantity: 8
NektonQuantity: 3
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: 8