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RV Cirolana CIR9/88

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR9/88
Cruise period1988-10-28 — 1988-11-17
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine the distribution and inventory of transuranic and gamma-emitting artificial radionuclides in the sediments of the Irish Sea.
2. To determine the distribution of transuranic and Cs radionuclides in filtered seawater and suspended particulates.
3. To investigate the effects of tidally-induced resuspension of sediment on the scavenging of dissolved radionuclides. An anchor station, WSW of St Bee's Head, will be occupied for 24 hours. The tetrapod (NBVR) will be deployed nearby.
4. To determine the variation of the chemical charcteristics and processes, and radium concentrations, in pore waters with depth in sediment.
5. To collect sediment cores from the Solway Firth to examine the distributions of Th-234/U-238 and Pb-210/Ra-226.
6. To collect water samples for C-14 analysis at SURRC, East Kilbride, in support of a NERC/MAFF CASE studentship.
7. To extend past surveys of benthic infauna to determine the degree and extent of bioturbation.
8. To collect sediment samples to be used in laboratory studies.
Chief scientistDennis S Woodhead (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR9/88 cruise report ci9_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 100
Description: calibration S only CTD
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: near bed velocity recorder
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 42
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 14
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 87
Description: Reineck or Kaston cores.