Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/20/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/20/98
Cruise period1998-05-10 — 1998-05-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To investigate the effect of tidal current on nutrient concentrations in the immediate environment of the moored water sampler.
2. To assess the possibility of a nutrient rich environment around the moored water sampler.
3. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions over depth at stations 38A and 47.
4. To assess oxygen consumption and denitrification at sediment-water interface at station 38A. (M Trimmer: Univ. Essex).
Chief scientistBrian Stewart (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/20/98 cruise report lf20_98.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of measurements = 1
Description: CTD and water sampler deployed.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Box corer was deployed to aquire sediment for oxygen consumption and denitrification experiments.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Zooplankton net was deployed
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Box corer was deployed to aquire sediment for oxygen consumption and denitrification experiments.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stations53° 46' 48" N  5° 37' 59" W — The guard buoy was recovered, upgraded, checked and redeployed.
Water bottle stations53° 46' 59" N  5° 38' 4" W — Instrumenting and bouy were recovered, serviced, reprogrammed and redeployed.