RRS James Cook Cruise JC88 : Glasgow to Southampton FASTNEt Cruise to the Malin Shelf Edge 28th June to 24th July 2013

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Abstract

JC88 was the second of two cruises under the NERC-funded Consortium
grant FASTNEt (Fluxes across the Sloping Topography of the North East
Atlantic). Sailing 08:30 BST on Friday 28th June 2013 from King George V
Dock, Govan, JC88 was a 26 day cruise to the Malin shelf edge, retuning to
Southampton at 09:00 on Wednesday 24th July 2013.
The scientific aims for JC88 were four-fold: 1) A process study of the internal
tide and its contribution to cross shelf exchange and vertical mixing, 2) An
investigation of on-shelf intrusions of high-salinity water of oceanic origin, 3)
deployment of long term platforms (Drifters and Gliders) for an investigation of
the state of exchange at the shelf edge during the transition from summerstratified
to winter well-mixed conditions and 4) A dye-release study of the
recruitment of shelf waters into the off-shelf flowing bottom Ekman layer of the
slop current.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherScottish Association for Marine Science
Number of pages213
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameSAMS Internal reports
No.291

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