Cruise summary report
|Cruise period||1972-08-31 — 1972-09-20|
|Port of departure||Barry, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Barry, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Air-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 scientist||Henry Charnock (National Institute of Oceanography)|
|Cruise report||(0.39 MB)|
|General||North Atlantic Ocean|
|Bathythermograph||Quantity: number of profiles = 48|
|Water bottle stations||Description: T surface only|
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of profiles = 161|
|Surface drifters/drifting buoys||Quantity: number of deployments = 14|
Description: 11 drogues between surface and 20m
|Occasional standard measurements||Quantity: activity duration in days = 29|
|Other meteorological measurements||Quantity: number of deployments = 69|
Description: locate radiosonde;ascents to 600-700 mb air sea interface studies
|Other meteorological measurements||Quantity: number of observations = 29|
Description: sea and swell
|Geology and geophysics|