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RV Cirolana CIR10/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR10/76
Cruise period1976-11-12 — 1976-12-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To moor three deep current meter moorings around a full depth current meter mooring set in the NEA dumping zone by RRS DISCOVERY on Leg 1 of Cruise 80.
2. To carry out float tracking experiments through the current meter array.
3. To work standard hydrographic sections around the NEA dumping zone.
4. To carry out tests of an acoustic vertical profiler.
5. To carry out an acoustic survey of mackerel in the Western Approaches.
Chief scientistHarold W Hill (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR10/76 cruise report ci10_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR10/76 cruise track — trk1708.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 35
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 10
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: 25 days
Neutrally buoyant floatsQuantity: number of deployments = 7
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of measurements = 113
Description: fixing positions of bottom transponder and swallow floats