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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH10A/75

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH10A/75
Short name CH10A/75
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) Deploying a current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Accomplished, but status not checked at the end of the cruise due to time lost through Challenger assisting a trawler in distress.
(2) Work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) and Rockall-Malin Head hydrographic sections. Accomplished.
(3) Net tows to collect crab larvae for Liverpool University Port Erin Laboratory. Tows successfully undertaken but crab larvae were not found.
(4) Collection of shelf sediment Shipek Grab samples for Aberystwyth University. Accomplished.
(5) Collection of large-volume water samples for radio-caesium measurements. Accomplished
(6) Near real-time supply of temperature profiles to the Met Office. Accomplished.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Dunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1975-07-04
Arrival Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1975-07-10
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Scottish Marine Biological Association
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4/182;3
Work Area Description Rockall Bank, Malin Shelf
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,15W; 60N,15W; 60N,5W; 55N,5W; 55N,15W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 15W
Eastern Limit 5W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 29
Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Large-volume samples for radio-caesium determination.  
Biology and fisheries  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 23
Description: Oblique and vertical 50cm plankton net tows  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of deployments = 7
Description: Shipek grab samples  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
57° 0' N 9° 0' W Current meters Current meter mooring deployed

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
29 CTD/STD cast Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
89206 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-05 00:51Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
89218 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-05 02:23Z 57° 0' N, 9° 1' W Click for more
89231 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-05 03:45Z 57° 3' N, 9° 12' W Click for more
89243 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-05 05:00Z 57° 6' N, 9° 25' W Click for more
89255 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-05 14:00Z 57° 10' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
89267 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-05 16:40Z 57° 13' N, 9° 58' W Click for more
89279 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-05 20:15Z 57° 18' N, 10° 23' W Click for more
89280 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-05 22:35Z 57° 21' N, 10° 39' W Click for more
89292 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-06 00:28Z 57° 24' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
89311 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-06 03:27Z 57° 27' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
89323 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-06 04:50Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
89335 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-06 07:13Z 57° 31' N, 11° 26' W Click for more
89347 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-06 10:00Z 57° 30' N, 11° 52' W Click for more
89359 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-06 12:27Z 57° 30' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
89360 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-06 15:40Z 57° 31' N, 12° 33' W Click for more
89372 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-06 17:55Z 57° 32' N, 12° 46' W Click for more
89384 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-06 20:15Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
89396 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-06 22:43Z 57° 34' N, 13° 15' W Click for more
89403 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-07 00:10Z 57° 34' N, 13° 37' W Click for more
89415 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-07 02:10Z 57° 22' N, 13° 42' W Click for more
89427 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-07 03:30Z 57° 18' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
89439 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-07 05:35Z 57° 13' N, 13° 16' W Click for more
89440 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-07 06:35Z 57° 10' N, 13° 9' W Click for more
89452 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-07 08:20Z 57° 6' N, 12° 55' W Click for more
89464 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-07 12:22Z 56° 58' N, 12° 30' W Click for more
89476 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-07 15:30Z 56° 46' N, 12° 2' W Click for more
89488 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-07 20:42Z 56° 36' N, 11° 31' W Click for more
89507 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-08 00:43Z 56° 22' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
89519 CTD/STD cast 1975-07-08 05:20Z 56° 13' N, 10° 32' W Click for more

Project Database

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References

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