Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D169

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD169
Cruise period1987-08-12 — 1987-08-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To study the structure of the benthic boundary layer on the Western Slope of the Porcupine Bank near 51N 15W using CTD and transmissometer yo-yo's and BERTHA (Benthic Resistance Thermometer Array) with VACM's.
2. To deploy an array of moorings in the 3000-4100m designed to examine the eddy field in deep water near the Continental Slope.
3. To obtain photographic transects using the epibenthic sledge as a photosledge.
Chief scientistStephen A Thorpe (University of Southampton Department of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D169 cruise report d169.pdf — access key 'C' (0.68 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Discovery D169 cruise track — trk3309.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 54
Description: includes transmissometer,also 2 x 25 hours yo-yo series
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: 54
Description: includes transmissometer,also 2 x 25 hours yo-yo series
Current metersQuantity: 6
Description: 25 deployed;8 days
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: 10
Description: each station was a transect with total photos for cruise of about 2380
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
19  CTD/STD cast
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
2273881987-08-15 12:47  — 1987-08-15 14:59 50° 24' 47" N  14° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227388
2274071987-08-15 16:17  — 1987-08-15 18:34 50° 20' 53" N  14° 42' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227407
2274191987-08-15 19:39  — 1987-08-15 22:08 50° 18' 17" N  14° 47' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227419
2274201987-08-15 23:28  — 1987-08-16 01:47 50° 15' 29" N  14° 52' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227420
2274321987-08-16 02:41  — 1987-08-16 05:13 50° 12' 24" N  14° 55' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227432
2274441987-08-16 06:00  — 1987-08-16 08:30 50° 9' 35" N  14° 59' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227444
2274561987-08-17 21:06  — 1987-08-17 23:14 50° 26' 23" N  14° 37' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227456
2274681987-08-18 02:38  — 1987-08-18 04:32 50° 25' 36" N  14° 30' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227468
2274811987-08-19 18:52  — 1987-08-19 19:58 50° 35' 35" N  14° 23' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227481
2274931987-08-19 23:01  — 1987-08-20 00:46 50° 30' 11" N  14° 31' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227493
2275001987-08-20 01:39  — 1987-08-20 03:38 50° 27' 42" N  14° 35' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227500
2275121987-08-20 04:32  — 1987-08-20 06:45 50° 23' 53" N  14° 39' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227512
2275241987-08-23 20:36  — 1987-08-23 22:38 50° 24' 24" N  14° 39' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227524
2275361987-08-25 23:55  — 1987-08-26 02:21 50° 16' 48" N  14° 7' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227536
2273391987-08-13 19:14  — 1987-08-13 20:49 50° 14' 30" N  12° 23' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227339
2273401987-08-14 23:48  — 1987-08-15 00:56 50° 35' 41" N  14° 22' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227340
2273521987-08-15 02:02  — 1987-08-15 03:24 50° 32' 42" N  14° 27' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227352
2273641987-08-15 04:16  — 1987-08-15 06:09 50° 29' 53" N  14° 31' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227364
2273761987-08-15 08:30  — 1987-08-15 10:53 50° 27' 17" N  14° 34' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 227376