RRS Discovery D82B

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD82B
Cruise period1977-04-12 — 1977-05-03
Port of departureDakar, Senegal
Port of returnSouth Shields, United Kingdom
ObjectivesObjectives - Leg 2
A return was made to the position at 20 degrees N, 21 degrees W which had been worked during cruise 79, to resample the bottom fauna at 4000m and to sample the midwater organisms from the surface to just above the sea-bed.
Chief scientistArthur de Chair Baker (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
ProjectUpwelling off NW Africa and Total Column Sampling Around 20N 21W
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D82B cruise report d82.pdf (16.63 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Discovery D82B cruise track — trk1803.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stations
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 3
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 14
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 18
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 11
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 22
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 12
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 124
SestonQuantity: number of samples = 22
NektonQuantity: number of samples = 25
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of samples = 5
Data held at BODC 
1  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
2896871977-04-15 22:42  — 1977-04-16 01:30 20° 10' 23" N  21° 39' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 289687