RRS Discovery D62

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD62
Cruise period1974-05-24 — 1974-06-03
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe main purposes of the cruise were:
1. To check the hydrodynamic stability of the 'Gloria' Mk II model when towed by two alternative towing arrangements.
2. To gain experience in the operational use of 'Batfish' and to verify navigational procedures for covering a set grid pattern relative to the water.
3. To check the compensating capabilities of the forward compensated hydrographic winch.
4. To prove various Data Processing programmes and techniques, processing of records from Batfish and Gloria Mk II model and setting up navigational grids for Batfish.
5. Tp pressure test a guided profiling current meter case, and to check the necessary ballasting for free fall down a wire.
6. To check recording techniques when using a micro-current meter.
Chief scientistWilliam E Elford (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D62 cruise report d62.pdf (0.49 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: GLORIA towing and BATFISH trials took place during the cruise. No of trials not noted.