RV Cirolana CIR10/73
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cirolana (74CZ)|
|Cruise period||1973-11-30 — 1973-12-20|
|Port of departure||Grimsby, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Grimsby, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To lay and recover 6 moored current meter stations in a line stretching from Land's End to Ushant.
2. To complete a temperature-salinity and echo-trace survey over the region between the Mid-channel and 7 degrees W.
3. To track the drift of parachute drogues within short-term triangles of moored current meter stations built up from the established line of moored stations.
4. To test:
a. the MAFF acoustic release system at a depth of about 600 m and if the test is successful to leave 4 releases out in the field to be recovered by CIROLANA 1/74. (The single line deep mooring in this case to be laid via the free-fall technique from the stern deck).
b. Various radar-target structures on the existing surface buoys.
|Chief scientist||John W Ramster (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.50 MB)|
|Specific||48-40N;06-00W to 50-40N;02-20W|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 53|
|Current meters||Quantity: number of deployments = 8|
|Surface drifters/drifting buoys||Description: drogues|
|Occasional standard measurements|
|Geology and geophysics|