RV Cirolana CIR3/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR3/82
Cruise period1982-02-25 — 1982-03-22
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To continue the examination of the distribution of caesium-137, caesium-134, strontium-90, plutonium-238, plutonium-239/240 and americium-241 in seawater.
2. To collect core samples of the seabed of the North Sea for the determination of 137Cs and 134Cs.
3. To determine the suspended load in seawater in each locality.
4. To continue the investigation in the use of 134Cs as an onboard tracer for low-level radiocaesium and stable caesium determinations.
5. To collect 3 core samples in the Northern North Sea for Dr P Kershaw.
Chief scientistDouglas F Jefferies (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR3/82 cruise report ci3_82.pdf (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBaltic Sea
North Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea/Baltic/ Skagerrak/Kattegat
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR3/82 cruise track — trk2817.html RV Cirolana CIR3/82 cruise track — trk2817a.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 83
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 179
Suspended matterQuantity: number of samples = 102
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 11
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 2
Description: mud cores obtained from the sea bed.