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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR9/81


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR9/81
Short name CIR9/81
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were as follows:
(1) To deploy two upper-bottom moorings at the offshore end of a line along 52.5N down the continental slope west of Ireland. Accomplished.
(2) To recover NEADS 5.
(3) To recover and re-lay four upper-bottom moorings deployed by CIR06/81 east of the mid-Atlantic Ridge. Accomplished.
(4) To lay six moorings across the Madeira Abyssal Plain at 30 N. Accomplshed.
(5) Deploy abyssal fish traps. Accomplished. Catch included Coryphanoides and amphipods.
(6) Recover moorings deployed by CIR9/80 in the King's Trough area. Three of four moorings recovered.
(7) Collect large-volume water samples for radiochemical analysis. Accomplished.
(8) CTD profiling and nutrient sampling. Accomplished.
(9) Regular deployment of XBTs across appropriate parts of the cruise track. Accomplished.
(10) Investigate CTD lowering rate on conductivity measurements in near-surface water. Accomplished.
(11) Take box, boomerang and gravity cores accompanied by near-bed water samples. Accomplished.
(12) Collect surface water samples for neodymium analysis. Accomplished.
(13) Run an on-line HIAC particle sampler section across the continental slope. Accomplished.
Ship RV Cirolana
Departure Port Grimsby, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1981-10-08
Arrival Port Grimsby, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1981-11-11
Principal Scientist(s) Paul A Gurbutt (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 110;2/111;1/111;2/111;3/111;4/146/147/182;1/75;3/75;4
Work Area Description N.E. Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 25N,30W; 55N,30W; 55N,10W; 25N,10W; 25N,30W
Southern Limit 25N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 30W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 96
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 11
Current meters Quantity: number of deployments = 19
Description: 170 days  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: T only  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 5
Chemical oceanography  
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of samples = 12
Description: neodymium analysis(surface water)  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 8
Biology and fisheries  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of samples = 3
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 10

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
8 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  
326269 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-22 20:31Z 30° 0' N, 25° 19' W Click for more
326270 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-23 04:05Z 29° 59' N, 25° 0' W Click for more
326282 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-23 23:54Z 30° 1' N, 25° 0' W Click for more
326294 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-28 13:21Z 32° 4' N, 19° 34' W Click for more
326301 CTD/STD cast 1981-11-02 05:12Z 35° 0' N, 20° 30' W Click for more
326313 CTD/STD cast 1981-11-03 00:18Z 36° 0' N, 19° 38' W Click for more
326325 CTD/STD cast 1981-11-04 02:43Z 36° 59' N, 18° 52' W Click for more
326337 CTD/STD cast 1981-11-05 04:21Z 39° 0' N, 16° 59' W Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database


Track Charts

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