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Cruise inventory

RRS Frederick Russell FR11/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Frederick Russell (74GG)
Cruise identifierFR11/85
Cruise period1985-11-09 — 1985-11-17
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To recover current meter moorings 091, 092, 093, 094, 095 and 096 which were deployed in September (Cruise 8).
2) To deploy long term current meter moorings 097 and 098 at positions 092 and 095 respectively.
3) To map out surface distributions of temperature, salinity, chlorophyll 'a' and inorganic nutrients at the shelf-break during autumn conditions.
4) To complete a number of CTD stations at the mooring sites and along transects normal to the slope.
5) To deploy a satellite tracked drifting buoy to measure long term residual drift at the slope.
Chief scientistRobin D Pingree (Marine Biological Association of the UK)
Cruise reportRRS Frederick Russell FR11/85 cruise report frederick_russell11_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
SpecificBay of Biscay
Track chartsRRS Frederick Russell FR11/85 cruise track — trk3091.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 1601.98
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 30
Description: S surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 9
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: 20 c.m.recovered;2 months
Chemical oceanography 
NitrateQuantity: track kilometres = 1601.98
NitriteQuantity: track kilometres = 1601.98
SilicateQuantity: track kilometres = 1601.98
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: track kilometres = 1601.98