RRS Charles Darwin CD8

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD8
Cruise period1985-10-08 — 1985-11-12
Port of departureMindelo, Cape Verde
Port of returnFunchal, Portugal
ObjectivesGeological investigations of ocean floor using active dredges, piston corer and underway measurements
Chief scientistIan A Hill (University of Leicester Department of Geology)
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD8 cruise report cd8.pdf (0.74 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificCape Verdes Islands
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD8 cruise track — trk3321.html
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of hauls = 14
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 7435
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 933
Multichannel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 2164.988
Seismic refractionQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: ocean bottom seismometers
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 8606.244
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 8606.244