RV Clione CLI5/68
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Clione (74CN)|
|Cruise period||1968-04-04 — 1968-04-24|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Parts A and C:
1. To moor and recover six of the current meter stations of the Irish Sea network. (The Galney station will not be used.)
2. To measure currents at 4 metre intervals throughout the water column close to one or more of the moored buoy stations by means of the Direct Reading Current Meter.
3. To look for the three Plessey meters lost on CLIONE 2/1968 at the St. Bee's station with the aid of the sideways-looking sonar.
4. To investigate the nature of the 'phosphate' patch in the Solway Firth and to bring back samples from the centre of the patch for Mr. Preston.
5. To collect live rays for Mr. Holden.
(i) To conduct an in situ gamma spectrametric survey of the sea bed at the
Windscale inshore stations, up to and including the 20 mile outer stations, and
to collect grab samples from each station for subsequent laboratory analysis.
(ii) To mark and tag 1200 plaice/dabs in the vicinity of the Windscale pipeline,
using lithium fluoride sachet tags.
(iii) To conduct measurements of gamma nuclides in sea water near the Windscale pipeline, weather and time permitting.
(iv) To collect filtered samples of sea water from surface, middle and bottom layers at each of the stations referred to in (i) above.
(v) To collect live, mature sole for Dr. Purdom.
|Chief scientist||John W Ramster (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.35 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 56|
Description: T surface only
|Currents measured from ship drift||Description: anchored vessel|
|Other physical oceanographic measurements||Description: moored ocean.station|