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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR6/81

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR6/81
Short name CIR6/81
Objectives and Narrative The aims of this cruise were:
(1) Recover 8-mooring array on the SW Approaches continental slope. Four recovered, but four lost.
(2) Recover the NEADS-6 mooring from 52.5N, 17.75W. Accomplished.
(3) Survey midwater nepheloid layers along the Porcupine Bank Slope using CTD, nephelometer, transmissometer and HIAC. Accomplished.
(4) Lay and recover a short-term mooring of thermistors and current meters on a site of slope erosion on the Porcupine Bank. Deployed for three days.
(5) Establish a working shipboard system for bulk radiochemical sampling. Accomplished.
(6) Lay bottom current meter moorings to the SW of Rockall Bank and east of the mid-Atlantic Ridge. Four moorings deployed to be recovered on CIR9/81.
(7) Deploy abyssal fish traps. Four deployments yielding 7 Coryphanoides and a few amphipods.
(8) Make continuous surface chlorophyll and nutrient measurements. Accomplished.
(9) Sample mackerel post-larvae using a neuston net. Accomplished.
(10) Recover the Nab Tower current meter mooring. Accomplished.
(11) Take regular XBT profiles whilst underway. Accomplished.
(12) Take surface samples for radiocaesium analysis. Accomplished.
Ship RV Cirolana
Departure Port Grimsby, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1981-06-03
Arrival Port Grimsby, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1981-06-30
Principal Scientist(s) Robert R Dickson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 146;3/146;4/147;3/181;1/181;2/182;1/182;2/183;1
Work Area Description N.E. Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 45N,25W; 55N,25W; 55N,0E; 45N,0E; 45N,25W
Southern Limit 45N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 25W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 93
Description:  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 32
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of deployments = 8
Description: 1 year  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of stations = 32
Description: particle counts  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: T only  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description:  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of stations = 25
Description: nephelometer  
Chemical oceanography  
Isotopes Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description:  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description:  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description:  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description:  
Biology and fisheries  
Neuston Quantity: number of hauls = 49
Description:  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: deep-sea fish traps  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Description:  
Meteorology  
Occasional standard measurements Description:  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 1
Description:  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
31 CTD/STD cast Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
325451 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-19 21:00Z 51° 45' N, 17° 55' W Click for more
325463 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-15 12:59Z 51° 42' N, 14° 32' W Click for more
325475 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-15 14:28Z 51° 43' N, 14° 39' W Click for more
325487 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-15 16:02Z 51° 42' N, 14° 50' W Click for more
325499 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-15 18:40Z 51° 41' N, 15° 0' W Click for more
325506 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-15 20:38Z 51° 42' N, 14° 44' W Click for more
325518 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-16 07:45Z 51° 52' N, 14° 44' W Click for more
325531 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-16 09:03Z 51° 52' N, 14° 51' W Click for more
325543 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-16 10:26Z 51° 52' N, 14° 59' W Click for more
325555 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-16 12:31Z 51° 52' N, 15° 6' W Click for more
325567 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-16 14:56Z 52° 4' N, 14° 56' W Click for more
325579 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-16 17:25Z 52° 5' N, 14° 52' W Click for more
325580 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-16 18:44Z 52° 5' N, 14° 48' W Click for more
325592 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-16 20:00Z 52° 5' N, 14° 38' W Click for more
325611 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-16 22:40Z 52° 18' N, 14° 35' W Click for more
325623 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-17 06:27Z 52° 18' N, 14° 45' W Click for more
325635 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-17 07:27Z 52° 18' N, 14° 49' W Click for more
325647 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-17 08:43Z 52° 18' N, 14° 57' W Click for more
325659 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-17 10:16Z 52° 17' N, 15° 4' W Click for more
325660 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-17 12:41Z 52° 28' N, 15° 10' W Click for more
325672 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-17 14:33Z 52° 30' N, 14° 59' W Click for more
325684 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-17 16:08Z 52° 28' N, 14° 51' W Click for more
325696 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-17 19:50Z 52° 28' N, 14° 54' W Click for more
325703 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-17 21:08Z 52° 28' N, 14° 43' W Click for more
325715 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-18 06:41Z 51° 42' N, 14° 39' W Click for more
325727 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-18 08:12Z 51° 42' N, 14° 36' W Click for more
325739 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-18 10:45Z 51° 42' N, 14° 31' W Click for more
325740 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-18 13:07Z 51° 42' N, 14° 39' W Click for more
325752 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-18 14:02Z 51° 42' N, 14° 45' W Click for more
325764 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-18 14:57Z 51° 42' N, 14° 49' W Click for more
325776 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-18 16:07Z 51° 41' N, 15° 0' W Click for more

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