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RV Lough Foyle LF/39/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/39/98
Cruise period1998-09-20 — 1998-09-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions over depth at stations 38A and 47.
2. To assess the performance of a moored W. S Ocean automated water sampler.
3. To redeploy the McLane automated water sampler at station 38A.
4. To assess nutrient and chlorophyll concentrations along a transect between Liverpool Bay and Dundalk Bay.

During the cruise the A-frame, main trawl winches, both hydrographic winches and the ship's clean sea-water supply were used
Chief scientistBrian Stewart (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/39/98 cruise report lf39_98.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish sea, Dundalk Bay and Liverpool Bay.
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Data from the depth profile
Chemical oceanography 
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Sediment samples from the mini-corer were sub-sampled for C/N estimation
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Nutient data from the depth profile
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Chlorophyll a data from the depth profile. Sediment samples from the mini-corer were sub-sampled for chlorophyll a.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: The zooplankton net was deployed for 3 hauls at both stations 38A & 47
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Bowers & Connelly mini-corer was deployed at station 38A
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stations53° 46' 58" N  5° 38' 7" W — Guard buoy (id no.1) redeployed after being checked for corrosion and replacement of components where necessary
Water bottle stations53° 47' 3" N  5° 37' 55" W — McLane and W.S Ocean water samplers deployed at the mooring site