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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR6/82


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR6/82
Short name CIR6/82
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To recover current meter moorings at NEADS 6 site, the eastern flanks of the mid-Atlantic Ridge and Madeira Abyssal plain. Ten of eleven moorings successfully recovered.
(2) To re-lay current meter moorings on the Porcupine Bank slope, between the tail of the Rockall-Hatton Bank and the head of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain and in the deep gap between Hatton Bank and the mid-Atlantic Ridge. Accomplished.
(3) To work a 226/228Ra section across the continental slope west of Porcupine Bank using bulk samplers and CTD/HIAC/nephelometer profiler. Accomplished.
(4) To work a full-depth radiocaesium and 14C station in the NEA dumpsite. Accomplished.
(5) To moor an empty waste drum at the NEA dumpsite for faunal settlement studies. Accomplished.
(6) To deploy XBTs on appropriate underway sections. Deployed on section from south of Rockall to the Madeira Abyssal Plain.
(7) To collect fish trap samples. Two deployments possible returning one Coryphaenoides and a number of amphipods.
(8) To work a neuston net transect of the Celtic Sea. Worked, but catches were very low.
(9) To sample nutrients and chlorophyll fluorescence in the vicinity of the continental slope. Accomplished
Ship RV Cirolana
Departure Port Grimsby, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1982-06-18
Arrival Port Grimsby, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1982-07-18
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 110;2/110;4/111;1/111;2/111;4/145;3/145;4/146;2/146;3/146;4/147;1/147;2/182;1/182;2/183;1
Work Area Description N.E. Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 30N,30W; 55N,30W; 55N,0E; 30N,0E; 30N,30W
Southern Limit 30N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 30W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 99
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 12
Description: 2 with S only  
Current meters Description: 25 current meters deployed. 23 current meters recovered;243 days  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: T only  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 8
Biology and fisheries  
Neuston Quantity: number of samples = 12

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
5 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)

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BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
58188 CTD/STD cast 1982-06-25 12:41Z 51° 42' N, 14° 31' W Click for more
58207 CTD/STD cast 1982-06-25 14:24Z 51° 42' N, 14° 39' W Click for more
58219 CTD/STD cast 1982-06-25 16:49Z 51° 42' N, 14° 50' W Click for more
58220 CTD/STD cast 1982-06-25 18:39Z 51° 42' N, 15° 0' W Click for more
58232 CTD/STD cast 1982-06-25 20:33Z 51° 42' N, 15° 13' W Click for more

Project Database

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


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