Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/27/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/27/98
Cruise period1998-07-02 — 1998-07-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To determine rates of oxygen consumption and denitrification at the sediment-water interface at the DANI mooring site in the central Irish Sea.
2. To collect data on water column structure at the DANI mooring site and standard station in Irish coastal waters.
3. To collect water samples for determination of phytoplankton biomass and dissovled inorganic nutrients.
4. To collect zooplankton samples from the two stations.
Chief scientistRichard Gowen (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/27/98 cruise report lf27_98.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern and central Irish Sea.
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of measurements = 1
Description: A CTD proflie was recorded
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Bottom sediments were collected and used to determine rates of sediment oxygen consumption, sulphate reduction and nutrient efflux.
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Bottom sediments were collected and used to determine rates of sediment oxygen consumption, sulphate reduction and nutrient efflux.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Zooplankton samples were collected using a 0.6m 280µm mesh ring net.