RRS Discovery D29

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD29
Cruise period1969-08-02 — 1969-10-06
Port of departureSouthampton, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe entire emphasis on Leg 1 was to test the Geological Long Range Inclined Asdic (GLORIA).
Chief scientistAnthony S Laughton (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D29 cruise report d29.pdf (0.91 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Discovery D29 cruise track — d29track.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingDescription: GLORIA trials took place on the cruise. No. of trials not noted.
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: To determine the upper mantle anisotropy. No. of deployments not noted.
Gravity measurementsDescription: Gravity readings were collected through the cruise. No. of readings not noted.