RV Lough Foyle LF/06/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/06/98
Cruise period1998-02-01 — 1998-02-03
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To recover and service instrument mooring, attach additional "large volume" water samples and redeploy.
2. To recover the "displaced" guard buoy and mooring, service and redeploy adjacent to the instrument mooring.
3. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions over depth at station 38A. (DANI mooring site).
4. To assess oxygen consumption and denitrification at sediment-water interface at station 38A. (M Trimmer: Univ. Essex)
Chief scientistBrian Stewart (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/06/98 cruise report lf06_98.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea.
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Rosette water sampler then deployed to collect a bulk sample
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Box corer was released to gain sediment information.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 46' 58" N  5° 37' 49" W — An instrumentation mooring was recovered and reconstructed, before being redeployed.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 46' 50" N  5° 38' 4" W — Guard bouy recovered, wires replaced and redeployed.