Cruise inventory

MV Whitethorn 8/81leg4

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier8/81leg4
Cruise period1981-05-15 — 1981-05-27
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesGeology. Legs 1-6, 12-14. Principal scientists were: Chesher, Owens, Evans and Fyfe. CSU = CSU II Edinburgh

Leg 4:
The objectives of the cruise were to sample the Orkney 1:250,000 sheet as part of the IGS mapping programme. This included the proposal to drill solid rock at outcrop using the IGS 1m drill.

A SSS TV system and Penetrometer were used
Chief scientistDaniel Evans (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 8/81leg4 cruise report whitethorn08_81leg4.pdf — access key 'C' (2.87 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificOrkney Sheet
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 222
Description: Shipek grab used
Core - rockQuantity: number of stations = 150
Description: Rock corer used
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 87
Description: Sediment corer used
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Vibrocorer stations
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of stations = 14
Description: 1m Drill used