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Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D3_9

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD3_9
Cruise period1964-09-07 — 1964-09-28
Port of departureAden, Yemen
Port of returnPlymouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo complete its part of the UK contribution to the International Indian Ocean Expedition, Discovery occupied 291 water sampling stations in the Indian Ocean in 154 days at sea.
Chief scientistJohn C Swallow (National Institute of Oceanography)
ProjectInternational Indian Ocean Expedition
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D3_9 cruise report d3.pdf — access key 'C' (0.63 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Bay of Biscay
Mediterranean Sea
Red Sea
Gulf of Aden
Track chartsRRS Discovery D3_9 cruise track — d3track.pdf (0.68 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of stations = 6
BathythermographDescription: hourly observations
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Routine standard measurementsDescription: continuous record
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingDescription: continuous record