RV Clione CLI11/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI11/72
Cruise period1972-08-29 — 1972-09-20
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To re-establish 5 of the moored current meter stations laid between Scotland and Norway by the Deutsches Hydrographisches Institute, Hamburg, in 1962.
2. To re-establish the 2 Sizewell Bank moored current meter stations previously put out in Spring 1972 in order to see if it can be demonstrated that the Suffolk coast current does change in character from season to season.
3. To service the 3 long-term JONSIS stations.
4. To take temperature and salinity samples at lines of stations stretching out from the north coast of Scotland to the 100 fathom line between the Hebrides and Shetlands as background information for the ICES 1972 Herring larval survey. Parachute drogues and DRCM measurements will also be made at various points in the region. (This work is being done in conjunction with the larval survey being made on CORELLA 12 at the same time.
5. To bring back to Lowestoft for Mr Scholes 15, 30-40 cm live plaice.
Chief scientistJohn W Ramster (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI11/72 cruise report clione11_72.pdf (0.58 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 61
Description: 1 with T only
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: 8 days;direct reading