RRS John Murray JM6/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS John Murray (74MJ)
Cruise identifierJM6/72
Cruise period1972-04-21 — 1972-05-30
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo enable us to complete the northern end of a chain of tidal pressure and current recordings around the edge of the Continental Shelf, which we have been making piecemeal since 1968.
Chief scientistDavid E Cartwright (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS John Murray JM6/72 cruise report john_murray6_72.pdf (0.54 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS John Murray JM6/72 cruise track — john_murray6_72track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Current metersDescription: 5x27 days
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Description: 90 days 3x27 days sea bed pressure
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 143
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 4