Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D51 Leg 3

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD51 Leg 3
Cruise period1972-12-09 — 1972-12-18
Port of departureGibraltar, Gibraltar
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Repeat the TSD and camera station in the Guld of Cadiz
2. Recover the tide gauge on Josephine Bank
3. Test new net monitors
4. Bathymetric and magnetic profiles on passage along chosen track to fill gaps
5. Recover 3 current meter moorings near 47.5° N and 8.5° W
6. Towing trials on near-surface T-S fish
Chief scientistJohn C Swallow (National Institute of Oceanography)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D51 Leg 3 cruise report d51.pdf — access key 'C' (1.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
Bristol Channel
Strait of Gibraltar (Mediterranean Sea)
Track chartsRRS Discovery D51 Leg 3 cruise track — d51track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Occasional standard measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: geology and physical oceanography