Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR8A/71

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR8A/71
Cruise period1971-09-28 — 1971-10-07
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnLiverpool, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To continue the examination of the budget of artificial radionuclides in
the Irish Sea.
2. To collect seawater samples from the Irish Sea for trace element analysis.
3. Collection of seawater samples in the North Sea and north-east Atlantic
to determine caesium-137 and trace element concentrations.
4. Further tests of total gamma counting above the sea surface to discriminate
between background radiation and radioactive discharge situations.
5. Collection of zooplankton at selected stations and samples of haddock at
2 stations for Dr J H Steele, DAFS, for trace element analysis within the
IDOE programme.
Chief scientistDouglas F Jefferies (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR8A/71 cruise report ci08a_71.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 55
Description: 17 top & bottom only 2 with T & 2 with S only
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elementsQuantity: number of samples = 55
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 55
Occasional standard measurements
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell