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MV Whitethorn 82/WH/05 Leg 5

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier82/WH/05 Leg 5
Cruise period1982-05-27 — 1982-06-09
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnScrabster, United Kingdom
ObjectivesGeology. CSU = CSU II Edinburgh

Leg 5:
The objectives of the cruise were twofold: to complete the sampling of the Fladen Sheet and to carry out a reconnaissance survey of the Fair Isle Sheet. The weather was excellent during the first ten days of the cruise but then deteriorated, necessitating some changes in the programme. One hundred and sixteen stations were occupied in the Fladen area and 55 stations in the Fair Isle area.
Chief scientistJ Alan Fyfe (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 82/WH/05 Leg 5 cruise report whitethorn05_82leg5.pdf — access key 'C' (4.36 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFair Isle Sheet, Fladen Sheet
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 171
Description: Shipek grab stations at 4 different sites
Core - rockQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Rock corer stations
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 63
Description: Vibrocorer stations at 4 different sites
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 109
Description: Sediment corer stations at 4 different sites