Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D37

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD37
Cruise period1970-11-25 — 1970-12-16
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe principal objectives of the cruise were:
(a) to test and operate a new spar-buoy for air-sea interaction measurements.
(b) as part of the programme of developing deep-water current meter moorings to locate and check a mooring laid in the previous June near 47 35'N, 8 16', to lay a short term mooring to make current measurements during the cruise and to make temperature and salinity measurements in the same area, finally recovering both these moorings and laying a new long-term mooring in the same area.
(c) to test and calibrate a new precision echo sounder system.
Other objectives of the cruise were to develop further the LOCATE system of wind finding in the lower atmosphere, to test some pyro-release mechanisms for deep-water moorings, to test an improvement in the radio-beacon and to install and test new electronics and remote indicators for the ship's dynamometer system.
Chief scientistA G D Watson (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D37 cruise report d37.pdf — access key 'C' (0.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 4
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Current metersDescription: 4x15 days
Upper air observations
Incident radiation
Occasional standard measurements
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell