Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RL Tamaris (740F)|
|Cruise period||1983-09-28 — 1983-09-30|
|Port of departure||Plymouth, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Plymouth, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Joint cruise with Gammarus.
Previous work in the Tamar Estuary by the Institute of Marine Environmental Research had shown that at neap tides, in one reach of the estuary, stratification gave way very rapidly to vertically homogeneous conditions. It was thought that this might have been caused by breaking internal waves. The measurements were aimed at detecting these internal waves and measuring their characteristics.
|Chief scientist||Keith Dyer (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Taunton)|
|Cruise report||(0.06 MB)|
|Track charts||(0.02 MB)|
|Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements||Description: A number of CTD records were made throughout the cruise also. No. of samples not noted.|
|Current meters||Description: A number of CTD records were made throughout the cruise also. No. of samples not noted.|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Multi-beam echosounding||Description: Echosounding took place during the cruise and revealed several small fronts. No. of surveys not noted.|