RV Lough Foyle LF/14/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/14/98
Cruise period1998-03-29 — 1998-03-31
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To recover, service and redeploy instrument mooring at station 38A.
2. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions over depth at stations 38A and 47.
3. 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/14/98 cruise report lf14_98.pdf (0.13 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 deployed to gather a bulk sample for the experiment.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Zooplankton net deployed
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Box corer deployed to collect sediment for oxygen consumption and denitrification experiments.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 46' 46" N  5° 38' 4" W — Guard buoy recovered, checked and serviced before being redeployed.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 47' 2" N  5° 38' 2" W — Instrument buoy recovered, serviced, reprogrammed and redeployed.