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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR4B/96

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Cirolana (74CZ) cruise CIR4B/96
Short name CIR4B/96
Objectives and Narrative 1. To carry out SCANFISH trials and a survey of the NW Irish Sea plus, if time and weather permit, extend this out to the Malin Shelf.
2. To collect simultaneous OPC (optical plankton counter) and net samples of plankton for comparison of size spectra.
3. To carry out a TTN (Tin Tow Net) grid of the NW Irish Sea.
4. To estimate primary and secondary production rates in different domains.
5. To maintain continuous records of T, S, chlorophyll and measure surface nutrient levels.
6. To deploy instruments at DANI mooring Station 45 (NW Irish Sea).
7. To recover ARGOS buoys deployed during the previous half of the cruise.
8. Following the Sea Empress oil spill, complete a TTN grid south from Milford Haven and across the Bristol Channel to provide an indication of egg and larvae distributions and enable comparison with previous years.
Ship RV Cirolana
Departure Port Liverpool, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1996-04-12
Arrival Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1996-04-26
Principal Scientist(s) Juan Brown (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1/181;2
Work Area Description Irish Sea and Bristol Channel
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,10W; 55N,10W; 55N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,10W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 20
Description:  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 583
Description: undulating CTD  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: satellite-tracked buoys  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 15
Description: continous  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 129
Description: underway samples at 4m 1 with T only  
Chemical oceanography  
Ammonia Quantity: number of samples = 132
Description: 16 profiles and 116 underway samples at 4m  
Nitrate Quantity: number of samples = 143
Description: 16 profiles and 127 underway samples at 4m  
Nitrite Quantity: number of samples = 143
Description: 16 profiles and 127 underway samples at 4m  
Phosphate Quantity: number of samples = 143
Description: 16 profiles and 127 underway samples at 4m  
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 143
Description: 16 profiles and 128 underway samples at 4m  
Biology and fisheries  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Description: primary/secondary production rates  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 74
Description: plankton survey  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 20
Description:  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 74
Description: plankton survey  

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
1 CTD/STD cast Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
15 CTD/STD cast Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
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  
599384 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-14 19:57Z 53° 43' N, 5° 31' W Click for more
599396 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-15 17:09Z 54° 0' N, 5° 55' W Click for more
599403 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-17 12:46Z 53° 16' N, 5° 0' W Click for more
599415 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-17 13:51Z 53° 16' N, 5° 7' W Click for more
599427 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-17 14:53Z 53° 16' N, 5° 15' W Click for more
599439 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-17 16:06Z 53° 16' N, 5° 22' W Click for more
599440 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-17 16:53Z 53° 17' N, 5° 30' W Click for more
599452 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-17 18:04Z 53° 17' N, 5° 37' W Click for more
599464 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-17 18:48Z 53° 17' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
599476 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-17 19:34Z 53° 16' N, 5° 52' W Click for more
599488 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-20 17:22Z 54° 19' N, 4° 52' W Click for more
599507 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-20 18:14Z 54° 19' N, 5° 1' W Click for more
599519 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-20 19:13Z 54° 19' N, 5° 9' W Click for more
599520 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-20 20:09Z 54° 19' N, 5° 16' W Click for more
599532 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-20 21:01Z 54° 19' N, 5° 25' W Click for more
599544 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-21 04:06Z 54° 31' N, 4° 37' W Click for more

Project Database

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

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