Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI9/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI9/79
Cruise period1979-09-03 — 1979-09-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesPart A:
1. To service the JONSIS, Tees and South Falls current meter stations.
2. To collect 25 litre seawater samples at each JONSIS station.
3. To release 100 seabed drifters at the South Falls station.
Part B:
1. To study bottom morphology in the vicinity of dumping grounds in Liverpool Bay, at the Falls, and at Roughs-Towers using sector scanner.
2. To assess water quality in the vicinity of the sewage sludge disposal ground in Liverpool Bay using embryo development of the oyster, Crassostrea gigas. Water samples to be taken at intervals while steaming over a grid.
3. To collect fish for chemical analysis from Liverpool Bay, Morecambe Bay and the Falls area.
4. To collect sediment samples for biological, physical and chemical analysis from the vicinity of the Falls and Roughs-Tower dumping grounds.
5. To collect water and sediment samples for hydrocarbon analysis from Celtic Sea, Liverpool Bay and the English Channel.
5. During aims 4 and 5 to collect sediment samples for Dr M Goodfellow of Newcastle University Medical School (for Actinomycetes studies).
Chief scientistMichael S Rolfe (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI9/79 cruise report clione9_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.34 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsRV Clione CLI9/79 cruise track — trk2366.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Transparency (eg transmissometer)
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Chemical oceanography 
Oxygen
pH
Contamination 
Suspended matter
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 78
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 23
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: number of samples = 3
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 74
Description: waste water:other
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 78
Description: distribution,monitoring
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: commercial
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 101
Description: physical analysis of sediments
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: track kilometres = 343