Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR4/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR4/79
Cruise period1979-04-11 — 1979-05-01
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To continue the examination of the distribution of Strontiurn-90, Caesium-134, Caesium-137, Plutonium-238, Plutonium 239/24O and Americium-243 in British Isles coastal waters.
2. To continue work on determination of the oxidation states of
plutonium in seawater,
3. To determine the suspended load in seawater at stations where
seawater samples are to be analysed for plutonium.
4. To record the gamma count rate, in a selected energy range, from
surface seawater of the Irish Sea and its immediate approaches.
5. To measure the concentrations of Polonium-210 in seawater and in
6. To collect 5 core samples of the seabed of the north Irish Sea using
the Reineck box corer on mud and the Tennant box corer on sand.
7. To measure surface and bottom seawater temperatures at selected stations in the Irish Sea for Nr R J Wood.
Chief scientistDouglas F Jefferies (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR4/79 cruise report ci04_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.41 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR4/79 cruise track — trk2349a.html RV Cirolana CIR4/79 cruise track — trk2349b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 22
Description: 209 S surface only 64 S bottom
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 14
Suspended matterQuantity: number of samples = 59
Description: suspended solids
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 209
Description: radioactivity Cs-134,Cs-137, 230/241Pu (Cs cts by spectrometry)
Biology and fisheries