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RV Corystes COR8/03

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR8/03
Cruise period2003-06-26 — 2003-07-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe work was generally aimed at achieving a better understanding of the dynamics of the circulation processes of the Western English Channel. 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. The existence of exotic species in the western Channel region is evidence of the potential pathway from the Bay of Biscay or mouth of the Gironde to the UK and Irish coast. The sampling of Karenia mikimotoi which is of interest due to links to HABs was a specific cruise aim. Additionally to study the structure of the mixing in the bottom region, and for comparisons with models a thermistor chain and ADCPs were deployed for the period between the cruises The principle aims of the cruise were completed successfully.
1. To characterise the hydrographic structure associated with the frontal regions and investigate the transport pathways.
2. To undertake sampling to quantify and map the extent of Karenia mikimotoi (by water samples from CTD Rosette ).
3. Deploy ARGOS drifting buoys to quantify the Lagrangian circulation.
4. Deploy Mooring (ADCP and thermistor chain) to study the mixing processes in the transitional region.
Chief scientistLiam Fernand (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectA1225
Coordinating bodyDEFRA
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR8/03 cruise report cory8_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.40 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Specificwestern English Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR8/03 cruise track — cory8_03trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Logged near surface hull PRT and salinity
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: CTD, Par, SPM, chlorophyll sensors
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 1333.44
Description: Scanfish Undulating towed body CTD,PAR, Chlorophyll
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Underway current profiles VM ADCP
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: Rosette bottles collected on ascent
Total - PQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: Rosette bottles collected on ascent
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: Rosette bottles collected on ascent
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: Rosette bottles collected on ascent
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 60
Description: Rosette bottles collected on ascent
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs
PhytoplanktonDescription: Phytoplankton analysis
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature measurements49° 38' 59" N  3° 30' 0" W — ADCP and thermistor chain
Subsurface temperature measurements49° 28' 59" N  4° 15' 0" W — ADCP and thermistor chain
Current profiler (eg ADCP)49° 38' 59" N  3° 30' 0" W — ADCP and thermistor chain
Instrumented wave measurements49° 28' 59" N  4° 15' 0" W — ADCP and thermistor chain
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
59  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
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
Reference numbers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
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
Reference numbers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7431732003-06-28 06:56 50° 1' 9" N  5° 4' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743173
7431852003-06-28 07:25 50° 0' 23" N  5° 3' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743185
7431972003-06-28 07:53 49° 59' 55" N  5° 3' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743197
7432042003-06-28 22:01 49° 39' 17" N  3° 30' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743204
7432162003-06-29 10:38 48° 52' 48" N  4° 25' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743216
7432282003-06-29 12:12 48° 42' 43" N  4° 18' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743228
7432412003-06-29 15:42 48° 51' 36" N  3° 33' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743241
7432532003-06-29 19:59 49° 2' 29" N  3° 37' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743253
7432652003-06-29 21:42 49° 13' 33" N  3° 43' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743265
7432772003-06-29 23:37 49° 24' 31" N  3° 49' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743277
7432892003-06-30 01:25 49° 35' 57" N  3° 55' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743289
7432902003-06-30 02:59 49° 45' 52" N  3° 56' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743290
7433082003-06-30 04:33 49° 55' 28" N  3° 55' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743308
7433212003-06-30 05:52 50° 4' 52" N  3° 55' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743321
7433332003-06-30 07:31 50° 7' 58" N  4° 11' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743333
7433452003-06-30 09:04 50° 8' 6" N  4° 27' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743345
7433572003-06-30 10:21 50° 5' 55" N  4° 39' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743357
7433692003-06-30 12:17 50° 1' 5" N  5° 4' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743369
7433702003-06-30 13:08 49° 56' 53" N  5° 2' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743370
7433822003-06-30 14:43 49° 50' 31" N  4° 59' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743382
7433942003-06-30 16:53 49° 42' 2" N  4° 55' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743394
7434012003-06-30 18:19 49° 35' 23" N  4° 52' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743401
7434132003-06-30 20:17 49° 22' 38" N  4° 47' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743413
7434252003-06-30 21:48 49° 15' 45" N  4° 41' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743425
7434372003-06-30 23:16 49° 8' 23" N  4° 37' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743437
7434492003-07-02 06:07 49° 39' 21" N  3° 29' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743449
7434502003-07-02 10:01 49° 52' 55" N  2° 55' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743450
7434622003-07-02 12:00 49° 48' 55" N  3° 10' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743462
7434742003-07-02 16:20 49° 29' 8" N  4° 13' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743474
7434862003-07-02 18:29 49° 25' 50" N  4° 35' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743486
7434982003-07-03 14:12 48° 10' 0" N  4° 39' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743498
7435052003-07-03 15:46 48° 10' 5" N  4° 55' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743505
7435172003-07-03 17:27 48° 10' 0" N  5° 10' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743517
7435292003-07-03 19:25 48° 9' 43" N  5° 24' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743529
7435302003-07-03 20:44 48° 9' 55" N  5° 35' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743530
7435422003-07-03 22:20 48° 10' 8" N  5° 47' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743542
7435542003-07-05 06:32 49° 53' 13" N  6° 28' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743554
7435662003-07-05 07:36 49° 51' 19" N  6° 21' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743566
7435782003-07-05 08:20 49° 48' 41" N  6° 20' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743578
7435912003-07-05 08:58 49° 45' 55" N  6° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743591
7436092003-07-05 09:52 49° 40' 5" N  6° 18' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743609
7436102003-07-05 11:23 49° 27' 52" N  6° 14' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743610
7436222003-07-05 13:02 49° 13' 59" N  6° 10' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743622
7436342003-07-05 15:11 49° 6' 21" N  5° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743634
7436462003-07-05 17:15 48° 58' 41" N  5° 27' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743646
7436582003-07-05 19:01 48° 53' 1" N  5° 11' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743658
7436712003-07-05 20:14 48° 48' 44" N  5° 1' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743671
7436832003-07-06 04:41 50° 2' 16" N  5° 36' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743683
7436952003-07-06 05:29 50° 1' 21" N  5° 35' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743695
7437022003-07-06 06:22 49° 59' 58" N  5° 34' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743702
7437142003-07-06 23:52 50° 12' 1" N  3° 0' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743714
7437262003-07-07 01:43 49° 59' 55" N  3° 14' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743726
7437382003-07-07 06:05 49° 54' 6" N  3° 34' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743738
7437512003-07-07 08:42 49° 39' 8" N  3° 31' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743751
7437632003-07-07 10:05 49° 31' 54" N  3° 43' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743763
7437752003-07-07 11:10 49° 30' 4" N  3° 31' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743775
7437872003-07-07 12:17 49° 28' 5" N  3° 18' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743787
7437992003-07-07 13:52 49° 25' 5" N  3° 2' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743799
7438062003-07-08 00:15 49° 52' 5" N  2° 19' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 743806