RRS Charles Darwin CD126

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD126
Cruise period2001-03-11 — 2001-03-20
Port of departureFunchal, Portugal
Port of returnSanta Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
ObjectivesThe major cruise objective was to obtain sediment cores at various locations to the west and southwest of the Canary Islands with the aims of :
- Sampling debris flow sediments in the Canary and Saharan debris flows
- Obtaining dateable sediments immediately above and below the debris flow sediments
- Sampling turbidite sediments associated with the debris flows
- Sampling sediments on either flank of a sediment wave west of La Palma

In addition, it was planned to
- obtain seabed video footage, using the SHRIMP towed camera station, at several localities where downslope sediment transport was believed to be active at the present day, and
- undertake some test deployments of the SOC Scatterometer system
Chief scientistDouglas G Masson (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD126 cruise report cd126.pdf (0.77 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest and southwest of the Canaries
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD126 cruise track — cd126trk.pdf (0.49 MB)