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RV Cirolana CIR4A/96

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR4A/96
Cruise period1996-04-01 — 1996-04-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLiverpool, United Kingdom
ObjectivesPhysical oceanography in two areas of the Irish Sea. The first was between Cumbria and the Isle of Man. The second was between 4 and 6 W at 53.75N. Recovery of two current meter stations in the Southern North Sea.
Chief scientistWilliam John Meadows (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR4A/96 cruise track — trk4216.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: 12 current meters deployed, 2 recovered
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: ARGOS-tracked drifting buoys deployed
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 3
Long/short range side scan sonarDescription: side scan survey
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters54° 25' 59" N  3° 38' 59" W — 1 cm deployed
Current meters51° 49' 59" N  1° 28' 0" E — nearbed cm recovery
Current meters54° 23' 59" N  3° 45' 0" W — 2 cm deployed
Current meters54° 22' 0" N  3° 52' 0" W — 2 cm deployed
Current meters54° 21' 0" N  3° 42' 0" W — nearbed cm deployed
Current meters54° 22' 59" N  3° 37' 0" W — nearbed cm deployed
Current meters51° 52' 59" N  1° 28' 59" E — nearbed cm recovery
Current meters54° 19' 59" N  3° 32' 59" W — 1 cm deployed
Current meters54° 16' 0" N  3° 46' 59" W — 2 cm deployed
Current meters54° 17' 59" N  3° 40' 0" W — 2 cm deployed