Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR5/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR5/85
Cruise period1985-05-20 — 1985-06-13
StatusCompleted
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To recover the nine-mooring current meter array at the SCFAR float launch site in the Iberia Abyssal Plain.
2. To recover NEADS-6 (8th deployment) and to lay a coherent nine-mooring c/m array (upper-bottom type) around the NEADS-6 site on the continental rise at the mouth of the Rockall Channel.
3. To work tandem Gerard barrel sampling and 30-1 rosette (+CTD) sampling for Cs and Pu in water at a few sites within the NEA dumpsite and 'upstream' (southwards) with emphasis on the near-bottom layer.
4. To take Reinek box cores at the same sampling locations to assess Pu ratios in surficial sediments, plus a bulk bear-bottom water sample for the in situ Pu Kd estimation.
5. To deploy fish traps at the same sampling locations to assess Cs and Pu levels in fish.
6. To recover and redeploy the dumpsite dummy drum mooring.
7. XBT's on passage (selected legs).
8. Surface Cs samples for Mr Jefferies where specified.
Chief scientistRobert R Dickson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR5/85 cruise report ci5_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificIberian Abyssal Plain and the Rockall Channel
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR5/85 cruise track — trk3117.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 23
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Current metersDescription: 17 current meterss deployed;19 recovered;350 days of data.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 18
Description: Caesium and Plutonium analysis
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: abyssal fish for radioactive analysis
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 3
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
8  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
584531985-05-27 13:03 41° 9' 47" N  16° 6' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58453
584651985-05-30 12:49 45° 58' 59" N  17° 10' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58465
584771985-05-31 08:36 46° 14' 17" N  17° 15' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58477
584891985-06-03 17:43 46° 44' 53" N  17° 13' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58489
584901985-06-04 08:31 48° 15' 0" N  17° 22' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58490
585081985-06-08 11:00 52° 4' 17" N  17° 27' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58508
585211985-06-09 18:07 48° 27' 23" N  14° 18' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58521
585331985-06-10 09:00 47° 26' 23" N  10° 59' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 58533