Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR10/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR10/78
Cruise period1978-11-09 — 1978-11-28
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To track acoustic floats at 3OO-400 m depth in the vicinity of the Wyville-Thomson Ridge in order to approximate a feature of the migration of the blue whiting.
2. To make a short-term comparison of near-bed velocities as measured by Aanderaa and Plessey current meters in 2000 metres of water.
3. To test the MAFF Salinity Temperature Depth (STD) profiler.
4. To service the JONSIS stations, and recover the current meter network put out in the Tyne-Tees area during CLIONE 13/78.
5. To release a drifting Satellite Buoy with a drogue at 350 metres to the south of the Wyville-Thomson Ridge and thus get an estimate of the long-term drift at that depth.
6. To collect sea-water samples for the Radiobiological Laboratory (AEP I) between the Irish Sea and the Faeroes.
Chief scientistJohn W Ramster (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR10/78 cruise report ci10_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.31 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR10/78 cruise track — trk2159.html RV Cirolana CIR10/78 cruise track — trk2159a.html
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 15
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 1
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 3
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: drogues
Neutrally buoyant floatsQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 6