Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR8/01

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR8/01
Cruise period2001-08-14 — 2001-08-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe work is directed towards:
1) A better understanding of the dynamics of the circulation processes of the central North Sea in order to characterise the extent and nature of density driven and seasonal jet-like circulation which acts as a direct and rapid pathway for transport of material. Subsequently, the knowledge will be viewed with respect to concerns that elevated levels of contaminants in the central North Sea have originated in the near coastal regions.
2) Improved knowledge of the processes that determine areas of strong phytoplankton production in the vicinity of the Dogger Bank.
3) A resolution of the processes that influence primary productivity and the distribution and behaviour of particulate matter and nutrients in the southern North Sea. In particular, the interaction between UK and Dutch waters.
4) Additionally, work includes the servicing of moorings in the vicinity of the Outer Gabbard and Thames as part of the National Marine Monitoring Programme.
Chief scientistJuan Brown (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR8/01 cruise report co8_01.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificOuter Thames Estuary; Dogger Bank
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 14
Description: Logged Hull PRT temperatures, radiation and salinity
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Vertical profiles with FSI CTD - PAR, SPM and chlorophyll sensors fitted
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 928
Description: Scanfish undulating towed buoy with temperature, conductivity, turbidity, PAR and fluorescence sensors
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Vertical profiles with FSI CTD - PAR, SPM and chlorophyll sensors fitted
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: track kilometres = 928
Description: Scanfish undulating towed buoy with temperature, conductivity, turbidity, PAR and fluorescence sensors
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 14
Description: Underway current profiling - vessel mounted ADCP
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: track kilometres = 928
Description: Scanfish undulating towed buoy with temperature, conductivity, turbidity, PAR and fluorescence sensors
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Vertical profiles with FSI CTD - PAR, SPM and chlorophyll sensors fitted
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 928
Description: Scanfish undulating towed buoy with temperature, conductivity, turbidity, PAR and fluorescence sensors
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Vertical profiles with FSI CTD - PAR, SPM and chlorophyll sensors fitted
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: activity duration in days = 14
Description: Logged Hull PRT temperatures, radiation and salinity
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)55° 40' 59" N  2° 16' 59" E — Bottom mounted ADCP 01G1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 28/06/01)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)55° 36' 0" N  2° 19' 59" E — Bottom mounted ADCP 01H1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 28/06/01)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)55° 13' 59" N  2° 34' 0" E — Bottom mounted ADCP 01M1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 28/06/01) ARGOS Drifting Buoys recovered - see list for Cruise Corystes 6/2001
Current profiler (eg ADCP)55° 28' 0" N  2° 25' 0" E — Bottom mounted ADCP 01J1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 28/06/01)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)55° 21' 0" N  2° 30' 0" E — Bottom mounted ADCP 01L1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 27/06/01)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)55° 31' 59" N  2° 22' 0" E — Bottom mounted ADCP 01I1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 28/06/01)
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
35  CTD/STD cast
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
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5964782001-08-20 08:49 55° 44' 40" N  2° 14' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596478
5964662001-08-20 08:01 55° 44' 44" N  2° 14' 28" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596466
5964542001-08-19 16:14 55° 20' 46" N  2° 30' 15" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596454
5964422001-08-19 14:15 55° 35' 41" N  2° 20' 35" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596442
5964302001-08-19 12:57 55° 35' 43" N  2° 20' 16" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596430
5964292001-08-19 11:52 55° 28' 16" N  2° 24' 40" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596429
5964172001-08-19 10:49 55° 28' 20" N  2° 24' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596417
5964052001-08-19 08:28 55° 16' 56" N  2° 32' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596405
5963982001-08-19 08:00 55° 17' 1" N  2° 32' 44" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596398
5963862001-08-18 17:31 55° 32' 7" N  2° 22' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596386
5963742001-08-18 16:43 55° 32' 5" N  2° 22' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596374
5963622001-08-18 14:37 55° 13' 16" N  2° 35' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596362
5963502001-08-18 10:07 55° 5' 43" N  2° 40' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596350
5963492001-08-18 09:32 55° 5' 41" N  2° 40' 16" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596349
5963372001-08-17 16:10 55° 24' 34" N  2° 27' 55" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596337
5963252001-08-17 15:30 55° 24' 31" N  2° 27' 49" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596325
5963132001-08-17 13:32 55° 39' 40" N  2° 17' 49" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596313
5963012001-08-17 11:54 55° 49' 46" N  2° 10' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596301
5962942001-08-17 10:30 55° 49' 45" N  2° 10' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596294
5962822001-08-15 19:58 51° 59' 57" N  2° 19' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596282
5962702001-08-15 19:28 51° 59' 54" N  2° 19' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596270
5962692001-08-15 18:57 51° 59' 54" N  2° 19' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596269
5962572001-08-15 16:45 51° 53' 13" N  1° 55' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596257
5962452001-08-15 14:57 51° 49' 13" N  1° 40' 8" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596245
5962332001-08-15 13:03 51° 44' 31" N  1° 25' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596233
5962212001-08-15 11:17 51° 37' 24" N  1° 14' 8" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596221
5962082001-08-15 09:59 51° 31' 41" N  1° 2' 4" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596208
5961902001-08-15 09:27 51° 31' 36" N  1° 2' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596190
5961892001-08-15 08:59 51° 31' 39" N  1° 1' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596189
5961772001-08-15 08:29 51° 31' 38" N  1° 1' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596177
5961652001-08-15 06:30 51° 31' 31" N  1° 1' 47" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596165
5961532001-08-15 05:52 51° 31' 32" N  1° 1' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596153
5961412001-08-14 14:50 51° 59' 39" N  2° 20' 27" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596141
5961282001-08-14 11:56 52° 0' 33" N  2° 20' 43" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 596128