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RRS James Clark Ross JR20040214 (JR77, JR78)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Clark Ross (74JC)
Cruise identifierJR20040214 (JR77, JR78)
Cruise period2004-02-14 — 2004-03-05
Port of departureStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Port of returnStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
ObjectivesThe combined cruises had two main objectives. JR77 aimed to acquire rock samples
to constrain the history of the mantle beneath the Scotia Sea, from which the oceanic
crust was derived by melting. JR78, by contrast, sought to understand the role of the
central Scotia Sea in the development of a deep connection between the Pacific and
Atlantic oceans. A program of bathymetric mapping and rock sampling using a dredge was planned at sixteen sites in five areas.
Chief scientistPhil T Leat (British Antarctic Survey), Roy Livermore (British Antarctic Survey)
Cruise reportRRS James Clark Ross JR20040214 (JR77, JR78) cruise report jr77_jr78.pdf — access key 'C' (1.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificDrake Passage, Scotia Sea North and Central
Track chartsRRS James Clark Ross JR20040214 (JR77, JR78) cruise track — jr77_jr78track.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of hauls = 14
Description: dredges made in five areas
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of surveys = 5
Description: swath bathymetric survey