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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR8/84


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR8/84
Short name CIR8/84
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To launch 6 SOFAR floats ballasted for 2500m. Five launches, one of which sank to the bottom.
(2) To complete an XBT and CTD survey of the float launch area. Accomplished.
(3) To collect water for 14C analysis. Insufficient time.
(4) To collect surface water for 137Cs analysis. Accomplished
Ship RV Cirolana
Departure Port Grimsby, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1984-09-25
Arrival Port Grimsby, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1984-10-11
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 146
Work Area Description Iberian Abyssal Plain
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 74
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 11
Description: 3 with T only  
Neutrally buoyant floats Quantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: SOFAR floats launched, but one sank to the bottom  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 7

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
9 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  
58348 CTD/STD cast 1984-09-30 02:00Z 41° 25' N, 15° 33' W Click for more
58361 CTD/STD cast 1984-09-30 22:49Z 41° 25' N, 14° 58' W Click for more
58373 CTD/STD cast 1984-10-01 17:42Z 40° 34' N, 14° 25' W Click for more
58385 CTD/STD cast 1984-10-02 00:03Z 41° 0' N, 14° 27' W Click for more
58397 CTD/STD cast 1984-10-02 08:00Z 41° 25' N, 14° 27' W Click for more
58404 CTD/STD cast 1984-10-02 15:59Z 41° 49' N, 14° 27' W Click for more
58416 CTD/STD cast 1984-10-03 00:25Z 42° 16' N, 14° 27' W Click for more
58428 CTD/STD cast 1984-10-05 23:36Z 41° 25' N, 13° 55' W Click for more
58441 CTD/STD cast 1984-10-06 20:46Z 41° 25' N, 13° 21' W Click for more

Project Database

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


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