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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR6/89


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR6/89
Short name CIR6/89
Objectives and Narrative 1. To lay a line of 5 current meter moorings off the Tyne for later recovery by CORYSTES.
2. To recover the East Greenland current meter array of 8 moorings (3 current meters per mooring; 2 thermistor chains; 1 Seacat salinity recorder) and relay the array for recovery 1990.
3. To work CTD, Freons (113, 11 and 12) and CCI4 (if available) at a range of locations from the Greenland Sea to the Labrador coast.
4. To conduct near-bottom hydrography of a few days duration at the foot of the Continental Slope of Porcupine Bank.
5. To test-run the PML pCO2 apparatus continuously around the entire cruise track,
6. To work XBTs for MOD (N) at 6-hour intervals throughout the cruise when in water depths > 200m.
7. To collect bulk (50 1) water samples where required for AEP 1 and for ICES nutrient intercalibration work.
Ship RV Cirolana
Departure Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1989-06-21
Arrival Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1989-07-20
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;4/147;3/147;4/148;3/148;4/185;2/185;3/217;2/218;4/219;3/219;4/220;1/220;2
Work Area Description N.W. Atlantic/ North Sea
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 = 49
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 19
Current meters Quantity: number of recoveries = 24
Description: recovered/18 deployed;243 days  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: number of stations = 2
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 19
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 19
Other dissolved gases Quantity: number of stations = 19
Description: Freons in seawater  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 19
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 19
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 19

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
12 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  
326116 CTD/STD cast 1989-06-26 08:56Z 68° 12' N, 19° 43' W Click for more
326128 CTD/STD cast 1989-06-27 09:51Z 65° 51' N, 28° 15' W Click for more
326141 CTD/STD cast 1989-06-30 14:10Z 65° 49' N, 28° 17' W Click for more
326153 CTD/STD cast 1989-06-30 15:10Z 65° 51' N, 28° 16' W Click for more
326165 CTD/STD cast 1989-06-30 18:49Z 65° 52' N, 28° 12' W Click for more
326177 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-02 07:03Z 62° 54' N, 35° 7' W Click for more
326189 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-02 19:03Z 63° 7' N, 35° 33' W Click for more
326190 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-03 06:58Z 63° 16' N, 35° 53' W Click for more
326208 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-03 18:38Z 63° 28' N, 36° 18' W Click for more
326221 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-04 07:01Z 63° 37' N, 36° 43' W Click for more
326233 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-05 05:53Z 63° 40' N, 37° 1' W Click for more
326245 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-08 11:32Z 52° 28' N, 48° 13' W Click for more

Project Database

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


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