Cruise inventory

Researcher 3/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameResearcher
Cruise identifier3/72
Cruise period1972-08-31 — 1972-09-20
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesAir-Sea Interaction Observations.
MV Researcher took part in the observational phase of the JASIN 1972 Experiment. Three ships (Discovery, Researcher and Weather Advisor) and one aircraft worked in an area about 100km across near Ocean Weather Station J (52 degrees north 20 degrees west).
The main part of Researcher's programme was to undertake a series of measurements in parallel with those of the other ships and to contribute to the deployment of moored buoys. In addition, three spar buoys were launched on each of three occasions and a number of drogues were tracked.
Chief scientistHenry Charnock (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportResearcher 3/72 cruise report researcher3_72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.39 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 48
Water bottle stationsDescription: T surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 161
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 14
Description: 11 drogues between surface and 20m
Occasional standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 29
Other meteorological measurementsQuantity: number of observations = 29
Description: sea and swell
Other meteorological measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 69
Description: locate radiosonde;ascents to 600-700 mb air sea interface studies
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosounding