Tethys II SED2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Tethys II (35TT)
Cruise identifierSED2
Cruise period2004-04-13 — 2004-04-20
Port of departurePort-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, France
Port of returnPort-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, France
ObjectivesCollection of sediment cores on the Rhone and Tet prodelta areas for the estimation of recent sedimentation rates using radionuclides.
Mooring of currentmeters and tripod on the Rhone prodelta.
Chief scientistOlivier Radakovitch (European Research Centre for Environmental Geosciences)
Coordinating bodyPhil Weaver - SOC
Cruise reportTethys II SED2 cruise report tethys_sed2_04.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralMediterranean Sea
SpecificThe study area was restricted to the Rhone and tet Prodelta, in the Gulf of Lion (northwestern Mediterranean Sea)
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of cores = 30
Description: Sediment cores (30 cm length) collected by Fluchat or USNEL grab for the analyses of radionuclides
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters43° 19' 0" N  4° 52' 0" E — Three current meters at shallow water depths near the Rhone mouth