RV Cirolana CIR6/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6/85
Cruise period1985-06-24 — 1985-07-23
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To continue the examination of the distribution of Caesium-137 in distant Northern Seas and British Isles coastal waters for estimates of the inventories in each sea area to be made. The estimates obtained will be used to validate the MAFF box model.
2. To continue the examination of the distribution of Strontium-90, Caesium-134, Plutonium-238 and 239+240 and Americium-241 in seawater.
3. To determine the suspended load in seawater at each locality.
Chief scientistDouglas F Jefferies (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6/85 cruise report ci6_85.pdf (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthern Seas/ British Isles
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR6/85 cruise track — trk3118.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 202
Description: S only 101 bottom
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 101
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 262
Description: Am=15 Np=15
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 69