Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI5B/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI5B/87
Cruise period1987-04-21 — 1987-04-30
Port of departureStranraer, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To service 6 standard current meter moorings in the Eastern Irish Sea positions M,P,Q,R,V and W, recover mooring S, and establish 2 new moorings at positions U and X.
2. To deploy and recover the Near Bed Velocity recorder (NBVR) and its 3 guard buoys at position 7.
3. To collect bottom and surface water samples for Thorium analysis plus ancillary sediment samples using box corer and transmissometer profiles at up to 8 stations.
4. To make DCRM; CTD and turbidity measurements and collect suspended sediment samples at hourly intervals for one tidal cycle at two anchored stations.
5. To undertake CTD sections between the Isle of Man and the Scottish/English/Welsh coast.
6. To release Sea Bed Drifters at two sites east of the Isle of Wight.
Chief scientistJ Alan Durance (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI5B/87 cruise report clione5b_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificEastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Clione CLI5B/87 cruise track — trk3382.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 44
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of samples = 2
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: new current meter stations south of station W were established.
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: DRCM;12 deployed;12 recovered;50 days
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Near Bed Velocity recorder.
Suspended matterQuantity: number of samples = 2
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 8
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 8
Description: box core stations.
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 8
Description: transmissometer profiles
Data held at BODC 
1  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.
3262571987-04-26 11:30 54° 27' 29" N  3° 48' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 326257