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RRS James Clark Ross JR20010217 (JR59)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Clark Ross (74JC)
Cruise identifierJR20010217 (JR59)
Cruise period2001-02-17 — 2001-03-11
Port of departureStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Port of returnStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
ObjectivesCruise JR59 was originally planned as a follow-up to the highly successful cruise JR48
in the 1999-2000 season. It had been intended to conduct swath bathymetric survey and TOPAS profiling in the area of the former Larsen Ice Shelf. About a month before departure it became clear that the pack ice in the northwestern Weddell Sea was not going to recede sufficiently to allow ship access to that area. Accordingly it was decided to work on the west side of the Antarctic Peninsula, from southernmost Marguerite Bay out to the continental shelf edge at 71/W.
This cruise forms part of the BAS SAGES programme (Signals in Antarctica of Global
changES) and the AFI bid "Ice-rafted debris on the Antarctic continental margin and the
dynamics of the Antarctic ice sheet" led by Julian Dowdeswell and Carol Pudsey.
Chief scientistCarol J Pudsey (British Antarctic Survey)
ProjectSAGES and AFI
Coordinating bodyBAS
Cruise reportRRS James Clark Ross JR20010217 (JR59) cruise report jr59.pdf — access key 'C' (4.61 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouthern Ocean
SpecificAntarctic Peninsula margin, Marguerite Bay, Wordie Ice shelf, King George VI sound
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographDescription: A number of XBTs were deployed throughout the cruise. No. of deployments not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: New EM120 and TOPAS gear was used on the cruise. It took the crew some practice to get used to the equipment.
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: TOPAS and EM120 samples were made throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Single channel seismic reflectionDescription: TOPAS and EM120 samples were made throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.