RV Lough Foyle LF/21/2001
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Lough Foyle (74LG)|
|Cruise period||2001-05-20 — 2001-05-25|
|Port of departure||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To maintain a nutrient monitoring programme at station 38A.
2. To assess temperature, salinity and nutrient distributions over depth at stations 38A and 47.
3. To assess levels of primary production at both inshore and offshore stations in the Irish Sea.
4. To assess the extent of the frontal region in the north western Irish Sea.
|Chief scientist||Brian Stewart (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)|
|Cruise report||(0.19 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||Western Irish Sea|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)||Quantity: number of samples = 5|
Description: At F3, F5, F1, F4 and F2 the water sampler was deployed to obtain standard samples and to obtain calibration data for the fluorometer
|Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)||Quantity: number of samples = 2|
Description: Rosette water sampler was deployed to acquire pre drawn water samples. Then later to obtain nutrient, chlorophyll and organic content from the depth profile.
|Moorings, landers, buoys|
|Water bottle stations||53° 46' 50" N 5° 38' 2" W — A recovery of the instrument mooring and servicing. The thermistor chain and water samplers were removed and the data downloaded. Then they were reattatched and the buoy redeployed.|
|Subsurface temperature measurements||53° 46' 50" N 5° 38' 2" W — A recovery of the instrument mooring and servicing. The thermistor chain and water samplers were removed and the data downloaded. Then they were reattatched and the buoy redeployed.|
|Data held at BODC|
|4 CTD frame plus rosette sampler||Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies|
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Light absorption in the water column
Primary production in the water column