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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR6/94

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR6/94
Short name CIR6/94
Objectives and Narrative 1. To study the surface sediment and water concentrations of U, Th, Ra, Po and Pb radionuclides and nutrients in the immediate vicinity of the Marchon outfall and further offshore in the eastern Irish Sea. Part of this work is to be carried out in conjunction with a small charter vessel (AE0115A).
2. To commence a study to investigate the surface sediment and water concentrations of radionuclides from the Ribble estuary (AE0115A).
3. Collection of sediment cores from the Irish Sea and thus enable laboratory experiments to be carried out to evaluate the relative importance of historic and current discharges of radionuclides to the sea from Sellafield (AE0117A).
4. To collect and process surface water from the Irish Sea for the analysis Tc, Cs, Sb and transuranic radionuclides as part of the Post EARP survey (AE0114A, Nuclear Fission Safety Programme - CEC contract).
5. To collect plankton samples and hence study, in conjunction with aim 4, concentration processes of radionuclides in the primary food chain (AE0117A, Nuclear Fission Safety Programme).
6. Collection of live Plaice from Rye Bay and thus enable laboratory experiments to be carried out to evaluate radiation effects on reproduction (AE0116A).
7. To collect, on behalf of IAEA, a bulk fish sample for world wide distribution as a intercalibration reference sample.
All of the aims were successfully completed
Ship RV Cirolana
Departure Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1994-05-17
Arrival Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1994-06-03
Principal Scientist(s) Kinson S Leonard (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory
Associated Project(s) Post EARP Survey
IHB Sea Areas Visited English Channel, Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1/181;2/216;1
Work Area Description Irish Sea
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,10W; 55N,10W; 55N,5E; 50N,5E; 50N,10W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 5E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description:  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: number of samples = 111
Description: surface salinity Marchon outfall and vicinity  
Chemical oceanography  
Ammonia Quantity: number of samples = 68
Description: surface  
Nitrate Quantity: number of samples = 68
Description: surface  
Nitrite Quantity: number of samples = 68
Description: surface  
Phosphate Quantity: number of samples = 68
Description: surface  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 171
Description: (Uranium, Thorium, Radium, Polonium, Lead radionuclies, Marchon & Ribble  
Radioactivity Description: Technetium, Caesium, Antimony, transuranic as part of post EARP  
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 68
Description: surface  
Biology and fisheries  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 19
Description:  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 15
Description:  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 15
Description:  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 9
Description: historic/current discharges of radionuclides from Sellafield  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 30
Description: surface sediment for transuranic elements  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
10 CTD/STD cast Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance 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  
488686 CTD/STD cast 1994-05-22 14:55Z 53° 49' N, 3° 9' W Click for more
488698 CTD/STD cast 1994-05-23 09:18Z 53° 43' N, 3° 10' W Click for more
488705 CTD/STD cast 1994-05-23 11:55Z 53° 35' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
488717 CTD/STD cast 1994-05-23 12:33Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
488729 CTD/STD cast 1994-05-23 13:06Z 53° 39' N, 3° 12' W Click for more
488730 CTD/STD cast 1994-05-23 13:39Z 53° 40' N, 3° 11' W Click for more
488742 CTD/STD cast 1994-05-23 14:18Z 53° 43' N, 3° 10' W Click for more
488754 CTD/STD cast 1994-05-23 14:54Z 53° 45' N, 3° 10' W Click for more
488766 CTD/STD cast 1994-05-23 15:30Z 53° 46' N, 3° 10' W Click for more
488778 CTD/STD cast 1994-05-23 16:44Z 53° 49' N, 3° 9' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

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