Cruise inventory

RV Sarsia 1/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Sarsia (74SR)
Cruise identifier1/77
Cruise period1977-01-10 — 1977-01-21
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were threefold:
1. To obtain sediment core samples from the Swansea Bay area for dating, particle analysis, structural analysis and for determinations of the thickness of potentially mobile material.
2. To obtain core samples from the radioactive tracer zone for depth of burial estimates.
3. To carry out suspended seiment and velocity profile measurements near the sea bed for determination of sediment fluxes and bed shear stresses.
Chief scientistAlan P Carr (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)
Cruise reportRV Sarsia 1/77 cruise report sarsia1_77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.32 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
SpecificSwansea Bay
Track chartsRV Sarsia 1/77 cruise track — sarsia1and3_77track.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 16
Description: vibrocores for sedimentological analysis.