Cruise inventory

Forth Ranger FR0190

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Forth Ranger (74FR)
Cruise identifierFR0190
Cruise period1990-01-10 — 1990-01-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePort Edgar, United Kingdom
Port of returnPort Edgar, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To deploy and maintain a current meter/transmissometer mooring.
2. To undertake chemical surveys of the Firth of Forth and Forth estuary.
Chief scientistPhilip W Balls (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportForth Ranger FR0190 cruise report forth_ranger_jan90.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 1
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: surface stations
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: surface stations
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: surface stations
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: surface stations
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: 10 with surface only
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: surface stations
Biology and fisheries 
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: surface stations
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: surface stations
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)56° 0' 0" N  3° 0' 0" W — laid nov 89 (2ACM AND H16x2)
Current meters56° 0' 0" N  3° 0' 0" W — laid nov 89 (2ACM AND H16x2)