Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR8/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR8/82
Cruise period1982-09-21 — 1982-10-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To recover and re-lay moorings on the continental slope west of Porcupine Bank. Accomplished.
(2) To work a CTD section across the continental slope west of Porcupine Bank. Abandoned due to poor weather.
(3) To recover and re-lay the dummy waste drum mooring for colonisation studies at the NEA dumpsite. Accomplished.
(4) To collect large-volume water samples for 14C, 226/228Ra, 137Cs, 3H and 3He along a meridional deep water track in the eastern Atlantic. Accomplished.
(5) To collect CTD profiles and water samples for nutrients along same section. Accomplished.
(6) To collect fish trap samples. Three deployments possible returning two Coryphaenoides and a number of amphipods.
(7) To take sediment cores on the approach to and at the NEA dumpsite. Accomplished.
(8) To deploy moored 226/228Ra collectors. Not done.
(9) To deploy XBTs on appropriate underway sections. Deployed on meridional section.
(10) To collect near-bottom water samples at the NEA dumpsite for 222Rn analysis. Accomplished.
(11) To study the bottom nepheloid layer at the NEA dumpsite using CTD, nephelometers and water samples. Accomplished.
(12) To obtain a continuous underway profile of particulate concentration across the shelf edge using the HIAC system. Accomplished.
(13) To work a neuston net transect of the Celtic Sea. Worked, but catches were very low.
(14) To study the behaviour of waste containers under normal operating conditions. Accomplished.
Chief scientistPaul A Gurbutt (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR8/82 cruise report ci8_82.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR8/82 cruise track — trk2822.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 55
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 23
Description: 3 with S only
Current metersDescription: 6 current meters recovered;4 current meters deployed;90 days
Chemical oceanography 
NitrateDescription: continuous analysis of nitrates while crossing shelf edge
Biology and fisheries 
NeustonQuantity: number of samples = 6
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 16
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
6  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.
582441982-10-02 10:07 46° 0' 0" N  17° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58244
582561982-10-03 14:40 42° 58' 53" N  14° 0' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58256
582681982-10-03 20:42 43° 0' 18" N  14° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58268
582811982-10-04 18:00 39° 59' 47" N  16° 24' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58281
582931982-10-18 18:25 46° 0' 47" N  16° 42' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58293
583001982-10-18 21:22 46° 2' 11" N  16° 43' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58300