Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR5B/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR5B/95
Cruise period1995-05-04 — 1995-05-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLiverpool, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe work is directed at a better understanding of the dynamics of the North Channel which control the flushing characteristics of the Irish Sea. Net outflow from the Irish Sea is northward but there are apparently long periods of inflow on the western side of the channel. It is not known to what extent outflowing water recirculates and extends southward along the Irish coast or what importance inflows of Atlantic water have on flushing characteristics of the region. Variability in the flow regime and factors governing it are poorly understood. The main sampling aims of the cruise were:
1. To deploy and recover mooring arrays in the North Channel and western Irish Sea.
2. Deploy and retrieve free floating ARGOS buoys in the North Channel and western Irish Sea to determine the Lagrangian circulation.
3. Undertake associated physical and biological surveys of the region in support of 1) and 2).
4. Collect Nephrops larvae to augment data collected during Cirolana 4b/05, in order to progress our understanding of the role physical processes play in the retention or distribution of the stock associated with the Irish Sea mud patch.
5. Evaluate the performance of the new Valeport BFM308 current meter in a comparison with an Aanderaa.
6. Test new NAS-2 nitrate analysers in a deck tank.
7. Take water samples immediately above the munitions dumping sites in the North Channel for subsequent bio-assays at the Burnham Laboratory.
Chief scientistJuan Brown (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR5B/95 cruise report co5b_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.30 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea and North Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR5B/95 cruise track — trk4136a.html RV Corystes COR5B/95 cruise track — trk4136b.html RV Corystes COR5B/95 cruise track — trk4136c.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 17
Description: days continuous T & S
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 57
Description: also 528 miles undulating CTD
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: 5 current meters deployed
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 15
Description: satellite tracked drifting buoys
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 57
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 57
Total - NQuantity: number of stations = 57
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 57
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 57
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 57
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 57
Description: chlorophyll 'a'
PhytobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 54
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 54
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters54° 17' 59" N  5° 5' 59" W — moored current meters deploy
Current meters55° 7' 0" N  5° 52' 59" W — moored current meters deploy
Current meters55° 10' 59" N  5° 40' 0" W — moored current meters deploy
Current meters54° 32' 59" N  5° 10' 0" W — moored current meters deploy
Current meters54° 45' 0" N  5° 10' 0" W — moored current meters deploy
Current meters54° 52' 59" N  5° 24' 0" W —
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
57  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6019501995-05-20 10:45 53° 32' 1" N  5° 29' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601950
6019491995-05-15 06:03 55° 1' 21" N  5° 11' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601949
6019371995-05-15 05:30 55° 2' 53" N  5° 14' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601937
6019251995-05-15 04:48 55° 4' 43" N  5° 18' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601925
6019131995-05-15 04:14 55° 6' 50" N  5° 22' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601913
6019011995-05-15 03:32 55° 9' 8" N  5° 26' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601901
6018941995-05-15 02:34 55° 11' 36" N  5° 31' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601894
6018821995-05-15 01:41 55° 13' 38" N  5° 35' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601882
6018701995-05-15 00:46 55° 15' 35" N  5° 39' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601870
6018691995-05-14 23:03 55° 8' 1" N  5° 44' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601869
6018571995-05-14 20:12 54° 53' 49" N  5° 22' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601857
6018451995-05-14 14:05 54° 45' 24" N  5° 15' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601845
6018331995-05-14 12:28 54° 35' 5" N  5° 5' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601833
6018211995-05-14 02:10 54° 41' 54" N  5° 1' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601821
6018081995-05-14 01:13 54° 40' 40" N  5° 3' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601808
6017901995-05-14 00:10 54° 39' 33" N  5° 8' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601790
6017891995-05-13 23:02 54° 38' 29" N  5° 11' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601789
6017771995-05-13 22:17 54° 37' 27" N  5° 14' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601777
6017651995-05-13 21:26 54° 36' 13" N  5° 19' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601765
6017531995-05-13 20:43 54° 35' 12" N  5° 22' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601753
6017411995-05-13 20:06 54° 34' 5" N  5° 26' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601741
6017281995-05-08 22:56 55° 1' 16" N  5° 10' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601728
6017161995-05-08 22:07 55° 4' 50" N  5° 18' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601716
6017041995-05-08 21:15 55° 9' 10" N  5° 27' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601704
6016971995-05-08 20:22 55° 13' 38" N  5° 35' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601697
6016851995-05-08 19:14 55° 17' 1" N  5° 42' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601685
6016731995-05-08 18:28 55° 15' 53" N  5° 33' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601673
6016611995-05-08 17:31 55° 14' 56" N  5° 37' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601661
6016481995-05-08 16:50 55° 12' 22" N  5° 41' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601648
6016361995-05-08 16:03 55° 10' 19" N  5° 45' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601636
6016241995-05-08 15:15 55° 8' 17" N  5° 49' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601624
6016121995-05-08 14:16 55° 6' 2" N  5° 53' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601612
6016001995-05-08 13:25 55° 3' 49" N  5° 57' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601600
6015931995-05-08 07:14 54° 57' 53" N  5° 14' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601593
6015811995-05-08 06:35 54° 56' 15" N  5° 18' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601581
6015681995-05-08 05:49 54° 54' 33" N  5° 23' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601568
6015561995-05-08 04:57 54° 53' 19" N  5° 29' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601556
6015441995-05-08 04:00 54° 51' 40" N  5° 35' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601544
6015321995-05-08 03:12 54° 50' 1" N  5° 40' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601532
6015201995-05-08 00:37 54° 36' 35" N  5° 27' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601520
6015191995-05-07 23:40 54° 38' 17" N  5° 24' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601519
6015071995-05-07 22:25 54° 39' 59" N  5° 20' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601507
6014881995-05-07 21:19 54° 41' 35" N  5° 15' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601488
6014761995-05-07 20:11 54° 43' 20" N  5° 13' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601476
6014641995-05-07 19:26 54° 45' 22" N  5° 9' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601464
6014521995-05-07 18:43 54° 47' 11" N  5° 5' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601452
6014401995-05-07 05:01 54° 26' 48" N  4° 23' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601440
6014391995-05-07 04:26 54° 28' 59" N  4° 24' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601439
6014271995-05-07 03:49 54° 31' 31" N  4° 24' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601427
6014151995-05-07 03:09 54° 33' 58" N  4° 24' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601415
6014031995-05-07 02:23 54° 36' 29" N  4° 24' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601403
6013961995-05-07 01:40 54° 39' 27" N  4° 23' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601396
6013841995-05-06 03:48 53° 48' 11" N  5° 54' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601384
6013721995-05-06 02:33 53° 48' 0" N  5° 42' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601372
6013601995-05-06 01:26 53° 47' 59" N  5° 30' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601360
6013591995-05-06 00:02 53° 48' 4" N  5° 18' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601359
6013471995-05-05 22:21 53° 48' 1" N  5° 5' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 601347