RRS Discovery D41 Leg 1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD41 Leg 1
Cruise period1971-08-09 — 1971-08-19
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnLerwick, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo enable four shelf-tide recorders and four Bergen current meters to be moored at special positions near the shelf edge between the islands of St Kilda and Foula, and to be recovered after at least 29 days of recording.
2 anchor stations 50 hours of current meter readings.
Tide gauge sphere test
Chief scientistDavid E Cartwright (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D41 Leg 1 cruise report d41.pdf (0.53 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Discovery D41 Leg 1 cruise track — d41track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: Bergen
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: anchor, 50 hour current meter recordings
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: shelf-tide grecorders
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: tide gauge sphere tests