RRS Discovery D37
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Discovery (74E3)|
|Cruise period||1970-11-25 — 1970-12-16|
|Port of departure||Barry, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Barry, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||The 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 scientist||A G D Watson (National Institute of Oceanography)|
|Cruise report||(0.29 MB)|
|General||Bay of Biscay|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 4|
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 7|
|Current meters||Description: 4x15 days|
|Upper air observations|
|Occasional standard measurements|
|Other meteorological measurements||Description: sea and swell|