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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR9/86


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR9/86
Short name CIR9/86
Objectives and Narrative 1. To investigate the horizontal and vertical distributions of macrofauna and meiofauna in the sediments of the Irish Sea using Reineck and Kaston cores and the towed, sledge-mounted TV camera. To collect specimens of Callianassa subterranea for laboratory studies of bioturbation.
2. To investigate the physico-chemical conditions in sediment pore waters and how these affect the behaviour of radionuclides.
3. To collect water and sediment samples to investigate the rates of scavenging of the natural radionuclides Th-234 and Pb-210.
4. To collect water, suspended load, sediment and fish for C-14 analysis.
5. To measure the concentrations and chemical speciation of the transuranic radionuclides in the seawater at the outfall.
6. To measure currents and suspended load over a tidal cycle at two anchored stations.
7. To make CTD sections as time allows.
8. To recover seven current meter moorings.
9. To sample plaice and dabs off Sellafield and in Dundrum Bay for fish disease studies.
Ship RV Cirolana
Departure Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1986-11-03
Arrival Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1986-11-23
Principal Scientist(s) Dennis S Woodhead (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 English Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1
Work Area Description Irish Sea
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,5W; 55N,5W; 55N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,5W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 5W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 19
Current meters Quantity: number of recoveries = 7
Description: recovered;45 days  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 12
Description: carbon-14  
Suspended matter Description:  
Biology and fisheries  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 12
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 36
Description: chemical analysis  

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
19 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  
176971 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-14 08:54Z 54° 22' N, 4° 3' W Click for more
176983 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-14 11:37Z 54° 27' N, 3° 49' W Click for more
176995 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-14 14:25Z 54° 29' N, 3° 42' W Click for more
177009 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-14 18:05Z 54° 30' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
177010 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-15 08:50Z 54° 25' N, 3° 34' W Click for more
177022 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-15 12:53Z 54° 22' N, 3° 36' W Click for more
177034 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-18 14:08Z 54° 30' N, 4° 23' W Click for more
177046 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-18 15:21Z 54° 34' N, 4° 22' W Click for more
177058 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-18 16:03Z 54° 38' N, 4° 22' W Click for more
177071 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-19 10:26Z 54° 21' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
177083 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-19 12:42Z 54° 21' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
177095 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-19 13:50Z 54° 21' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
177102 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-19 14:44Z 54° 21' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
177114 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-19 15:39Z 54° 21' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
177126 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-19 16:26Z 54° 21' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
177138 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-19 17:50Z 54° 21' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
177151 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-19 18:36Z 54° 21' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
177163 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-19 19:20Z 54° 21' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
177175 CTD/STD cast 1986-11-19 21:42Z 54° 21' N, 3° 39' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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