RV Lough Foyle LF/01/93

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/01/93
Cruise period1993-01-05 — 1993-01-07
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo map temperature, salinity and assess the winter nutrient distributions in the NW Irish Sea.

The entire cruise track was surface mapped for temperature and salinity. Water samples were taken and stored for nutrient analysis.
Chief scientistBrian Stewart (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/01/93 cruise report lf01_93.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNW Irish Sea and North Channel
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/01/93 cruise track — lf01_93track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: CTD probe was deployed at each station to aquire temperature and salinity data from the depth profile. Water samples were also taken and stored for nutrient analysis.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of stations = 12
Description: Secchi disc used
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Underwater light measurements
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 12
Description: Duplicate vertical zooplankton hauls were taken at each station