Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR6A/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6A/76
Cruise period1976-05-25 — 1976-06-14
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
1. To continue the examination of the distribution of caesium-137 in sea water
of the North Sea and approach area between Dover and 6Odeg N for project RANOSP, a joint FRL and DTI programme.
2. To collect sea water at selected stations for the examination of plutonium-238 and plutonium-239+240.
3. To measure the concentrations of inorganic and total mercury in sea water.
4. To collect seawater samples for selected trace metal analyses.
5. To collect sea water for the measurement of the total suspended load where mercury and other trace metal analyses are made.
1. To collect seawater samples for the measurement of particulate iron and for the examination of the composition and distribution of the suspended load in the North Sea.
2. To collect samples of surface seabed sediment for the measurement of selected heavy metals.
Chief scientistDouglas F Jefferies (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6A/76 cruise report ci06a_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBaltic Sea
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR6A/76 cruise track — trk1703.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 202
Description: S surface 147 S bottom
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elementsQuantity: number of samples = 152
Suspended matterQuantity: number of samples = 166
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 140
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: 238Pu,239Pu & 240Pu
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 202
Description: 134Cs & 137Cs
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 128