Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D94_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD94_2
Cruise period1978-07-27 — 1978-08-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGlasgow, United Kingdom
Port of returnGlasgow, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To launch and track a drifing Spar carrying current meters from 14 to 50m depth.
2. To track near surface floats measuring Lagrangian shear, dispersion and vertical velocities.
3. To conduct batfish surveys in the depth range 0 to 80m.
4. To make directional wave measurements in conjunction with SEASAT passes and aircraft overflights.
All these tasks were accomplished with a substantial degree of success.
Chief scientistPeter M Saunders (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
ProjectJASIN
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D94_2 cruise report d94.pdf — access key 'C' (1.59 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Discovery D94_2 cruise track — trk2076.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in hours = 420
Description: T only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 16
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in hours = 420
Current metersQuantity: 8
Description: 5 days
Neutrally buoyant floatsQuantity: 75
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: 2 min. samples
Routine standard measurementsDescription: 2 min. samples
Other meteorological measurementsQuantity: 20
Description: Sea and swell; 6 hourly
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 1482
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Unspecified Instrumentation
Air pressure
Wind strength and direction
Horizontal platform movement
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Air temperature
Air pressure
Wind strength and direction
Horizontal platform movement
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Air temperature

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
456701978-07-28 19:14  — 1978-08-15 08:48 57° 46' 59" N  13° 31' 59" W — 59° 54' 59" N  6° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 45670