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RRS Shackleton S3/80 Leg 3

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS3/80 Leg 3
Cruise period1980-05-22 — 1980-06-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesVessel sailed from Great Yarmouth and carried out side scan sonar and Humtec boomer trials. It completed lines 33-68 inclusive, totalling 1822km of regional survey including side scan sonar on all lines. Navigational accuracy remeained good. Gravity results continued to be excellent tying well with previous data. Seismic records emphasised the difference in geological regime between the Spurn and Indefatigable sheets.
Chief scientistAlan S Mould (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Project80/01
Coordinating bodyNERC
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S3/80 Leg 3 cruise report shackleton3_80leg1.pdf — access key 'C' (0.70 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S3/80 Leg 3 cruise track — trk2470.html
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: track kilometres = 1822
Description: geophysical survey
Seismic refractionQuantity: track kilometres = 1822
Description: geophysical survey
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 1822
Description: geophysical survey