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RRS James Clark Ross JR19970308 (JR19)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Clark Ross (74JC)
Cruise identifierJR19970308 (JR19)
Cruise period1997-03-08 — 1997-04-03
Port of departureStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Port of returnStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
ObjectivesThe main objective was to collect cores and 3.5kHz profiles from a number of sediment drifts on the continental rise. This area is the focus of international collaboration in the form of a) the SEDANO programme of the Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale (OGS); b) Ocean Drilling Program (ODP). Secondary objectives included comparison of ship-mounted and towed magnetometers, and plankton sampling from surface water.
Chief scientistCarol J Pudsey (British Antarctic Survey)
ProjectMarine Geology - Western Margin of the Antarctic Peninsula
Coordinating bodyBAS
Cruise reportRRS James Clark Ross JR19970308 (JR19) cruise report jr19.pdf — access key 'C' (1.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificSouthern Ocean
Track chartsRRS James Clark Ross JR19970308 (JR19) cruise track — jr19track.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: Plankton sampling took place out stations north and south of the polar front. No. of samples not noted/
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomDescription: A number of cores were carried out during the cruise. No. of cores not noted.
Magnetic measurementsDescription: The magnetometer was deployed througout the cruise. No. of deployments not noted.