Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR6B/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6B/74
Cruise period1974-07-17 — 1974-07-31
Port of departureStornoway, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To continue the examination of the budget of artificial radionuclides in the
Irish Sea.
2. To collect seawater samples from selected stations in the Irish Sea for trace
element analyses .
3. To collect seawater samples in British Isles coastal waters and the north-east
Atlantic for radiocaesium and trace element analyses.
4. To collect core samples of the seabed in deep mud areas of the Bristol Channel
for examination of the distribution of Cs-137 and Pb-210 with depth from the
surface layers.
Chief scientistDouglas F Jefferies (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6B/74 cruise report ci06b_74.pdf — access key 'C' (0.26 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR6B/74 cruise track — trk1375.html RV Cirolana CIR6B/74 cruise track — trk1375a.html RV Cirolana CIR6B/74 cruise track — trk1375b.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 124
Description: S surface 104 S bottom
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: seawater probe(37 mls continuously)
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elementsQuantity: number of samples = 102
Description: Zn,Mn,Cu,Ni,Co,Cd,Pb,Hg,filtrate suspended
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 124
Description: 134Cs,137Cs,95Zn,95Nb,144Ce,106Ru,90Sr,65Zn,232Pu
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 102
Description: chemical pollution
Occasional standard measurementsQuantity: number of measurements = 114
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 16
Description: van Veen grab
Core - rockQuantity: number of cores = 26
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 26
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of samples = 42
Description: radioactivity msmnts.