RRS Discovery D22
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Discovery (74E3)|
|Cruise period||1968-06-18 — 1968-07-25|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Plymouth, United Kingdom|
1. Tidal Current Array - Part of a long-term project to study the tides on the edge of the shelf N and W of Britain
2. Asdic Survey - Opportunity was taken wherever convenient to take Asdic records of the sea floor for geological study.
3. Measurements of vertical ship motion - A gyro-mounted accelerometer was placed at a position on the port side where a new controlled-velocity winch was to be installed eventually.
4. Test of Spar Buoy - A Spar buoy, intended as a free-floating instrument carrier for air-sea interaction measurements.
|Chief scientist||David E Cartwright (National Institute of Oceanography)|
|Project||Tidal Current Array Near St. Kilda|
|Cruise report||(3.23 MB)|
|General||North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)|
|Specific||Mostly on shelf edge near St. Kilda|
|Instrumented wave measurements||Description: A wave recorder survey took place during certain points of the cruise. No. of surveys not noted.|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Gear research||Quantity: number of deployments = 1|
Description: A spar buoy was deployed and tested for launching abitilty and general performance.