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Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR6/93

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR6/93
Cruise period1993-06-09 — 1993-07-01
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct monitoring studies at stations established under the UK National Monitoring Programme (NMP). This will involve physical measurements, and the collection of samples for chemical analysis and biological effects studies.
2. To collect water and sediment samples for analysis of PAH in coastal and estuarine waters.
3. To collect water samples for the analysis of volatile organic compounds in coastal and estuarine waters.
4. To collect water samples along a transect through the English Channel for Lindane (y-HCH) analysis, following the loss of MV Perintis in March 1989.
5. To recover a multi-instrumental mooring laid in the western Irish Sea (approximate position 54º N 5º 40' W) in May 1993.
Chief scientistRobin John Law (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR6/93 cruise report ci6_93.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth Sea, English Channel, Irish Sea, Clyde Sea, Hebrides
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR6/93 cruise track — trk3841.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 22
Description: continuous
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 84
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 45
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 92
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 92
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 92
AmmoniaQuantity: number of samples = 92
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 92
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 42
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: number of samples = 75
Description: Hydrocarbon concentrations
Other dissolved substancesQuantity: number of samples = 83
Description: Volatile organics, HCH and Triazines