Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI12/68

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI12/68
Cruise period1968-11-03 — 1968-11-16
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To test the PRT 5 airborne radiation thermometer.
2. To measure currents at three depths at each of eight stations
in the western Irish Sea over a period of 15 days using moored
current meters.
3. To test the Plessey current meter as a continuous temperature/
current recording instrument.
4. To release surface drifters of various types at 53°17'30"N,
04°55' W and to follow the patch of drifters while recording
the wind speed and direction, surface and subsurface currents
by means of further current meter stations and parachute
drogues, the initial stages of the dispersion to be recorded
by aerial photography.
5. To work temperature and salinity sections across the area of
the moored current meter array, recording the surface currents
across the sections by GEK.
6. To release surface and sea-bed drifters at the eight moored
current meter stations.
Chief scientistHarold W Hill (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI12/68 cruise report clione12_68.pdf — access key 'C' (0.35 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 10
GEKQuantity: number of stations = 10
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 20
Description: 10 bottom
Other physical oceanographic measurementsDescription: currents from a moored ocean. stat.
Routine standard measurements