RV Clione CLI13/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI13/84
Cruise period1984-11-06 — 1984-11-20
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect and process for radiocaesium analysis, surface and near-bottom seawater from a grid of stations in the Irish Sea, and at selected stations on passage to and from the Irish Sea.
2. To determine the suspended load content of seawater at selected stations.
3. To carry out Dry Cloth and Air Sampler trials between selected stations.
4. To search for missing Sellafield current meter. No attempt was made due to adverse weather.
5. To collect seawater at selected stations for analysis of Plutonium-238, Plutonium-239 + 240 and Americium-241.
Chief scientistA K Steele (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI13/84 cruise report clione13_84.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Clione CLI13/84 cruise track — trk3040.html RV Clione CLI13/84 cruise track — trk3040a.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 112
Description: S surface 51 S bottom
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 168
Suspended matterQuantity: number of samples = 52