RRS Shackleton (57-70) Shack_68

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameRRS Shackleton (57-70)
Cruise identifierShack_68
Cruise period1968-11-13 — 1969-04-10
ObjectivesMagnetic and bathymetric surveys made in the Drake Passage and Scotia Sea. Seismic experiments were also carried out which included the testing of a seismic profiling system, sonobuoy refraction measurements and a major two ship seismic reflection and refraction programme.
Chief scientistF J Davey (University of Birmingham Department of Geology)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton (57-70) Shack_68 cruise report shackleton_68.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
SpecificDrake Passage, Scotia Sea.
Track chartsRRS Shackleton (57-70) Shack_68 cruise track — shackleton_68trk.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Geology and geophysics 
Geophysical measurements made at depthQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: The main geophysics programme took place during the cruise.
Seismic refractionQuantity: number of surveys = 2
Description: A number of seismic surveys took place during the cruise.
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: The final magnetometer survey took place during the cruise.