Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR6/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6/78
Cruise period1978-06-22 — 1978-07-25
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To recover and relay the NEADS-6 upper-bottom c/m mooring at 52 degrees 30' north 17 degrees 45' west, deployed during CIROLANA 11/77.
2. To recover the three upper bottom c/m moorings deployed in the Gibbs Fracture Zone during CIROLANA 11/77.
3. To lay an east-west network of upper bottom c/m moorings north east of the Azores between the mid-Atlantic Ridge and the NEADS-4 site at 41 degrees north 25 degrees west.
4. To test the MK II neutrally buoyant float tracking system at the above site.
5. To make XBT observations every 15-20 miles on passage with emphasis on the mid-Atlantic Ridge crestline and the continental slope of the eastern North Atlantic.
6. To conduct standard hydro sections and take oxygen and silicate samples in selected areas of the eastern Atlantic.
7. To test the deep-submergence scintillation counter.
8. To service the moorings at Spurn, Jonsis 1 and 2, Tyne and Tees.
Chief scientistRobert R Dickson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6/78 cruise report ci06_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.47 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR6/78 cruise track — trk2155.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 236
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 17
Neutrally buoyant floatsQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 4
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 9250