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RV Cirolana CIR5/92

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR5/92
Cruise period1992-04-24 — 1992-05-14
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Test UCES phytoplankton model, by monitoring evolution of physical structure and phytoplankton dynamics.
2. Estimate zooplankton production (and if possible, zooplankton grazing) in relation to primary production.
3. Estimate fish larval feeding growth rates.
4. Obtain material for cod larval otolith studies.
Chief scientistKeith M Brander (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR5/92 cruise report ci5_92.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR5/92 cruise track — trk3721.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 98
Description: S only
Subsurface temperature measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: thermistor chain
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of stations = 98
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 8 days of data
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 62
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 62
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 62
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 62
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 8
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 98
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 31
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters53° 51' 0" N  5° 40' 0" W — moored cms
Current meters53° 40' 0" N  4° 49' 59" W — moored cms