Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR2/92

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR2/92
Cruise period1992-01-17 — 1992-01-31
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnWorkington, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect and process surface water (and bottom water from selected sites), from the S. North Sea and Channel for 99Tc, 125Sb and 137Cs analysis as part of a MAST project (ACA5, COGEMA).
2. To collect and analyse surface water samples from the S. North Sea for nutrients (BCG2, N. Sea Task Force).
3. To study the particle and colloidal association of Pu, Am and Th radionuclides in Irish Sea water using various innovative techniques. (ACA3, ACB8, UCD, NLH).
4. To collect a large sample of N. Atlantic seawater from the Malin Shelf area for intercomparison measurements of 99Tc. (ACA5, MAST).
Chief scientistB R Harvey (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR2/92 cruise report ci2_92.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificS North Sea and Channel
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR2/92 cruise track — trk3725.html RV Cirolana CIR2/92 cruise track — trk3725b.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 59
Description: S only mainly surface
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 96
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 96
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 96
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 96
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 55
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 11
Description: large volume samples for various analyses