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RRS Charles Darwin CD107

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD107
Cruise period1997-08-20 — 1997-09-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFairlie, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To map the seabed topography using swath bathymetry.
2. To deploy long moorings comprising sediment traps, transmissometers and current meters.
3. To obtain samples of the seabed using box- and multi-coring techniques.
4. To obtain background CTD information.
Chief scientistKevin S Black (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
ProjectBENBO
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD107 cruise report cd107.pdf — access key 'C' (0.59 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificMouth of Rockall Trough; Hatton-Rockall Basin; Flank of Feni Drift
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD107 cruise track — cd107_97trk.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: CTD deployments Site: A Depth range: 3574-3588m
CTD stationsQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: CTD deployments Site: B Depth range: 1100-1115m
CTD stationsQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: CTD deployments Site: C Depth range: 1950-2040m
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of samples = 22
Description: 22 sediment sampling traps.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottom52° 55' 4" N  16° 55' 1" W — Site A; Mouth of Rockall Trough Water Depth: 3580m Deployments: Multicore 1 Multicore 2 Multicore 3 Box Core 1
Core - soft bottom57° 25' 29" N  15° 40' 58" W — Site B; Hatton-Rockall Basin Water Depth: 1100 Deployments: Multicore 1 Multicore 2 Multicore 3 Box Core 1
Core - soft bottom57° 6' 0" N  12° 30' 54" W — Site C; Flank of Feni Drift Water Depth: 1920 Deployments: Multicore 1 Multicore 2 Multicore 3 Box Core 1