RV Cirolana CIR4/72
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cirolana (74CZ)|
|Cruise period||1972-04-06 — 1972-05-07|
|Port of departure||Grimsby, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Grimsby, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To test the acoustic release system.
2. To service the JONSIS current meter stations.
3. To launch two drifting buoys in the vicinity of 50°N, 22°Wand 5I°N,
23°W for subsequent tracking by EOLE satellite.
4. To launch XBT probes at synoptic hours as part of the IGOSS YBT Pilot
Project, and in the vicinity of the oceanic polar front and Western approaches for the Hydrographic Department, MOD (Navy).
5. To moor four current meter station across the Labrador Current between
Flemish Cap and the Grand Bank.
6. To complete a hydrographic study south-east of the Newfoundland Grand
Bank as part of a joint WHOI/BIO/MAFF co-operative investigation of the Gulf Stream system in that area.
|Chief scientist||Harold W Hill (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.45 MB)|
|General||North Atlantic Ocean|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 34|
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 3|
|Current meters||Description: 6d|
|Oxygen||Quantity: number of stations = 33|
|Silicate||Quantity: number of stations = 32|
|Alkalinity||Quantity: number of stations = 33|
|Radioactivity||Quantity: number of samples = 5|
|Other contaminant measurements||Quantity: number of samples = 5|
Description: radioactivity pollution
|Other contaminant measurements||Quantity: number of samples = 10|
Description: oil pollution
|Biology and fisheries|
|Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)||Quantity: number of samples = 12|
|Gear research||Description: instrument development|
|Occasional standard measurements|
|Other meteorological measurements||Description: sea and swell|
|Other meteorological measurements||Description: ice observations|