RV Corystes COR11/03

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR11/03
Cruise period2003-08-14 — 2003-08-27
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThis cruise was a companion to Cory 8/03 and was designed to include some recovery of instrumentation deployed during cruise 8. The work was generally aimed at achieving a better understanding of the dynamics of the circulation processes of the Western English Channel. Specifically, this cruise aims to better characterise the extent and nature of density-drive and seasonal jet-like circulations which may act as a direct and rapid pathway for the transport of material. The previous cruise found an extensive bloom of the dinoflagellate Gyrodinium Aureolum (now renamed Kareni Miximotoi). The nature of the flows associated with fronts and the structure of the bottom frontal structures is of primary interest.
1. Characterise the hydrographic structure associated with frontal regions and investigate the transport pathyways by use of towed undulating CTDs.
2. Characterise the biological transport indicators by species identification.
3. Recover ARGOS drifting buoys.
4. Recover moorings (ADCP and thermistor chain).
Chief scientistLiam Fernand (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Corystes COR11/03 cruise programme cory11_03.pdf  (0.08 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR11/03 cruise report cory11_03.pdf (1.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificWestern English Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR11/03 cruise track — cory11_03trk.pdf (1.07 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 68
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 230
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of track lines = 19
Description: Scanfish lines
Chemical oceanography 
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 68
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 68
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 68
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 68
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 68