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RV Cirolana CIR6A/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6A/87
Cruise period1987-06-19 — 1987-07-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were:
(1) Recover four moorings from the lower continental slope west of Porcupine Bank. Accomplished.
(2) To recover NEADS 6 and undertake a CTD station and bathymetric survey of the area. Accomplished.
(3) To recover two trial current meter moorings from the East Greenland Slope. Not done.
(4) To lay eight current meter moorings along a line from 62° 53.7N, 35° 51.5W to 63° 25.8 min N, 36° 34.2 min W. Accomplished.
(5) To work a CTD/hydrochemistry section along this line and collect water for caesium and plutonium determination. Accomplished.
(6) To deploy XBTs on steaming legs west of 20W. Accomplished.
(7) To recover three ALSs from the Iberian Abyssal Plain region. Two of three recovered.
Chief scientistPaul A Gurbutt (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectNANSEN
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6A/87 cruise report ci6a_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralGreenland Sea
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR6A/87 cruise track — trk3372.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 83
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: 8 deployments and 4 recoveries.
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: autonomous listening stations
Other physical oceanographic measurementsDescription: progressive depth recording