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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH5A/76

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH5A/76
Short name CH5A/76
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
1. Establish a current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Accomplished.
2. Work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) hydrographic section. Partially accomplished with 5 eastenmost stations missed due to bad weather.
3. Launch a satellite-tracked buoy with thermistor chain. Abandoned due to technical problems with the buoy.
4. Work St. Kilda shelf-edge section. No time to do this due to bad weather.
5. Collection of large-volume surface water samples for radio-caesium measurements. 8 of 10 stations accomplished. STD profiles taken on sampling sites.
6. Near real-time supply of temperature profiles to the Met Office. Accomplished.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1976-03-29
Arrival Port Dunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1976-04-05
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Scottish Marine Biological Association
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;466/181;467/181;479/182;370/182;371/182;372/182;373
Work Area Description Rockall, Anton Dohrn Seamount
Work Area Bounding Polygon 56N,14W; 58N,14W; 58N,6W; 56N,6W; 56N,14W
Southern Limit 56N
Northern Limit 58N
Western Limit 14W
Eastern Limit 6W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 22
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: laid 1 Apr for recovery on subsequent cruise  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 18
Description: S surface 8 T surface  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 8
Description: 137Cs  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Description:  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
20 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  
90404 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-01 19:21Z 57° 34' N, 13° 37' W Click for more
90416 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-01 20:42Z 57° 34' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
90428 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-01 22:18Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
90453 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-02 02:38Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
90465 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-02 04:53Z 57° 31' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
90477 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-02 07:05Z 57° 29' N, 11° 51' W Click for more
90489 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-02 09:48Z 57° 28' N, 11° 29' W Click for more
90490 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-02 11:31Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
90508 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-02 13:00Z 57° 27' N, 11° 5' W Click for more
90521 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-02 14:19Z 57° 24' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
90533 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-02 15:55Z 57° 22' N, 10° 40' W Click for more
90545 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-02 18:03Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
90557 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-02 20:02Z 57° 13' N, 10° 6' W Click for more
90569 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-02 22:55Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
90570 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-04 12:04Z 56° 43' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
90582 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-04 13:45Z 56° 43' N, 7° 16' W Click for more
90594 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-04 15:05Z 56° 43' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
90601 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-04 16:28Z 56° 43' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
90613 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-04 17:45Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
90625 CTD/STD cast 1976-04-04 18:52Z 56° 41' N, 6° 17' W Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database

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