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RV Cirolana CIR5B/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR5B/78
Cruise period1978-05-19 — 1978-06-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWorkington, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAims:
1. To continue the examination of the distribution of strontium-90, caesium-I34, caesium-137, plutonium-238, plutonium-239/240 and americium-241 in sea water.
2. To determine the suspended load and particle size distribution in sea water and to measure the chlorophyll-a content at selected stations.
3. To continue the work on determination of the oxidation states of plutonium in sea water, sediments and interstitial waters.
4. To complete work on the shipboard concentration technique for the determination of total plutonium in sea water.
5. To measure concentrations of polonium-210, strontium-90 and radium-226 in seawater using a shipboard concentration technique and to collect a few plankton samples for subsequent analysis for polonium-210.

North-west of British Isles and North Sea.

Sampling grid: radionuclides, suspended load and salinity, chlorophyll a, seawater, suspended particulate material and radionuclides in water. Water processed for radio caesium, plutonium, americium, strontium-90, radium-226 and polonium-210, Pu+4/Pu+6. Also, coring attempted at 6 stations
Chief scientistJ W R Dutton (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR5B/78 cruise report ci05_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.67 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR5B/78 cruise track — trk2154a.html RV Cirolana CIR5B/78 cruise track — trk2154c.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: stations: salinity and temperature measurements
Water bottle stationsDescription: to take water samples
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: stations: salinity and temperature measurements
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityDescription: stations: water processed for radio caesium, plutonium, americium, strontium-90, radium-226 and polonium-210, Pu+4/Pu+6
Contamination 
Suspended matterDescription: stations: suspended particulate material samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: stations: chlorophyll a samples
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: coring attempted