RV Cirolana CIR6/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6/84
Cruise period1984-06-28 — 1984-07-17
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To recover and relay the NEADS 6 mooring at the head of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain.
2. To recover the 8 - mooring current meter array from Azores-Biscay Rise to Galicia Bank.
3. To lay the 9 mooring c/m array at the SOFAR float launch site in the Iberia Abyssal Plain.
4. To conduct ballasting trials of two of the MAFF SOFAR floats in the Iberia Abyssal Plain plus backup CTD measurements.
5. To work a 25 station XBT grid across the planned float launch site for initialising the Harvard REM.
6. To recover, sample from, and relay the NEA dumpsite dummy drum (colonisation experiment for Dr Pentreath, drum samples for NIREX).
7. Fishtraps when convenient.
Chief scientistRobert R Dickson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6/84 cruise report ci6_84.pdf (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR6/84 cruise track — trk3049.html
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 30
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 18
Description: Current meters deployed and receovered after 35 days
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 14
Geology and geophysics 
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingDescription: acoustical properties