RRS Discovery D19
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Discovery (74E3)|
|Cruise period||1967-09-12 — 1967-10-12|
|Port of departure||Falmouth, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Falmouth, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To obtain critical information about sand ribbons and sand patches and test out current ideas on the origin and development of the continental shelf and margin of Western Europe.
2. Survey for GPO to facilitate their choice of a submarine cable route.
3. Hydrophone and pre-amplifier trials.
|Chief scientist||A H B Stride (National Institute of Oceanography)|
|Cruise report||(0.16 MB)|
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Track charts||(0.02 MB)|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Description: Sand patches of the northen Celtic Sea were analysed. No. of samples not noted.|
|Grab||Description: Samples from large sandbanks at the the north-east trending ridge of the Celtic Sea. No. of samples not noted.|
|Core - soft bottom||Description: Samples from large sandbanks at the the north-east trending ridge of the Celtic Sea. No. of samples not noted.|
|Bottom photography||Description: To examine the compostistion of the sand ribbons and the sea floor. No. of tows not noted.|
|Multi-beam echosounding||Quantity: number of surveys = 1|
Description: A survey of the GPO cable route was made.
|Long/short range side scan sonar||Description: Sand patches of the northen Celtic Sea were analysed. No. of samples not noted.|