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RV Cirolana CIR6/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6/82
Cruise period1982-06-18 — 1982-07-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To recover current meter moorings at NEADS 6 site, the eastern flanks of the mid-Atlantic Ridge and Madeira Abyssal plain. Ten of eleven moorings successfully recovered.
(2) To re-lay current meter moorings on the Porcupine Bank slope, between the tail of the Rockall-Hatton Bank and the head of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain and in the deep gap between Hatton Bank and the mid-Atlantic Ridge. Accomplished.
(3) To work a 226/228Ra section across the continental slope west of Porcupine Bank using bulk samplers and CTD/HIAC/nephelometer profiler. Accomplished.
(4) To work a full-depth radiocaesium and 14C station in the NEA dumpsite. Accomplished.
(5) To moor an empty waste drum at the NEA dumpsite for faunal settlement studies. Accomplished.
(6) To deploy XBTs on appropriate underway sections. Deployed on section from south of Rockall to the Madeira Abyssal Plain.
(7) To collect fish trap samples. Two deployments possible returning one Coryphaenoides and a number of amphipods.
(8) To work a neuston net transect of the Celtic Sea. Worked, but catches were very low.
(9) To sample nutrients and chlorophyll fluorescence in the vicinity of the continental slope. Accomplished
Chief scientistRobert R Dickson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6/82 cruise report ci6_82.pdf — access key 'C' (0.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR6/82 cruise track — trk2820.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 99
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: 2 with S only
Current metersDescription: 25 current meters deployed. 23 current meters recovered;243 days
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 8
Biology and fisheries 
NeustonQuantity: number of samples = 12
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
5  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
581881982-06-25 12:41 51° 42' 17" N  14° 30' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58188
582071982-06-25 14:24 51° 41' 53" N  14° 39' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58207
582191982-06-25 16:49 51° 42' 0" N  14° 50' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58219
582201982-06-25 18:39 51° 42' 0" N  15° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58220
582321982-06-25 20:33 51° 42' 47" N  15° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58232