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RRS Charles Darwin CD104(leg2)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD104(leg2)
Cruise period1997-03-21 — 1997-04-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Port of returnAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAn overall aim was to look at the nature of the recent (last Glacial to present) basin filling processes.
The geophysical survey using digitally recorded sidescan sonar images and sub bottom profiles, together with a sampling programme, will be supplemented by a lab based programme of acoustic, geotechnical and sedimentological measurements on the collected samples.
Chief scientistNeil H Kenyon (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD104(leg2) cruise report cd104_leg2.pdf — access key 'C' (2.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralArabian Sea
Gulf of Oman
SpecificGulf of Oman and Arabian Gulf
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD104(leg2) cruise track — cd104_leg2track.pdf (0.24 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Sediment samples were collected every 2 miles using a grap and a soft core. No. of samples not specified.
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of measurements = 1
Description: SAPPA tests. No. of tests not specified.
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of surveys = 4
Description: A number of surveys took place on this cruise. Geophysics survey. Sidescan survey. Underway survey. Sediment survey.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Sediment samples were collected every 2 miles using a grap and a soft core. No. of samples not specified.
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Sediment samples were collected every 2 miles using a grap and a soft core. No. of samples not specified.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of images = 2
Description: 2 camera tows.
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of measurements = 1
Description: SAPPA tests. No. of tests not specified.
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of surveys = 4
Description: A number of surveys took place on this cruise. Geophysics survey. Sidescan survey. Underway survey. Sediment survey.