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Cruise inventory

RRS Frederick Russell FR5/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR5/85
Cruise period1985-07-10 — 1985-08-03
Objectives(a) Sampling and analysis of biogenic sulphur compounds in the sea and marine atmosphere.
(b) Studies on primary and secondary production in coccolithophore and dinoflagellate blooms.
(c) Studies on the composition and rate of sedimentation of biogenic material on the continental slope.
(d) Measurements of the optical properties of coccolithophore blooms.
Chief scientistPatrick M Holligan (Marine Biological Association of the UK)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR5/85 cruise report frederick_russell5_85.pdf — access key 'C' (3.99 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Norwegian Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificEnglish Channel; North Sea; Norwegian Sea; Irish Sea; Western Approaches
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR5/85 cruise track — trk3060.html RRS Frederick Russell FR5/85 cruise track — trk3060a.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 37
Description: S surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 35
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of stations = 26
Description: secchi disc
Chemical oceanography 
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsDescription: dimethyl sulphide
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of experiments = 17
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 450
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 450
ZooplanktonDescription: survey:taxonomy,distribution
Incident radiation
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: wind speed and direction every 20 min.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 4