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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH8/76

Introduction

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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH8/76
Short name CH8/76
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
1. Service the current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Recovered but not relaid due to heavy fishing activity in the area.
2. Work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) hydrographic section. Accomplished.
3. Obtain live spiny crab larvae for Liverpool University Port Erin Laboratory.Net hauls successfully completed but very few crab larvae caught.
4. Work two deep stations in the Rockall Channel for particulate and trace metal analyses. One station successfully worked.
5. Lay three current meter moorings in the Sea of the Hebrides for the duration of the cruise. Only two were deployed due to equipment shortages. Both were successfully recovered.
6. Work a grid of STD stations in the Sea of the Hebrides with water bottle sampling for caesium, lead and radium isotope determination. STD grid and surface sampling completed, but only one near-bottom sample due to Niskin bottle failure.
7. Collection of large-volume surface water samples for radio-caesium measurements. Accomplished.
8. Obtain bottom grab samples for Aberystwyth University Geology Department. Shelf and Rockall Bank samples successfully obtained.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1976-05-19
Arrival Port Barry, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1976-06-01
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation SHOM
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;456/181;457/181;466/181;467/181;468/182;361/182;362/182;370/182;371/182;372/182;373
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,14W; 58N,14W; 58N,6W; 55N,6W; 55N,14W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 58N
Western Limit 14W
Eastern Limit 6W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 68
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: 2x51d + 2x9d  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 55
Description: S surface 3 T surface  
Chemical oceanography  
Oxygen Description:  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 61
Description: (Cs,Pb & Ra)  
Trace elements Description:  
Biology and fisheries  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of samples = 19
Description:  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Description: (syn.hours)  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 30
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
65 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  
91131 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-20 23:30Z 56° 51' N, 8° 22' W Click for more
91143 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-21 01:42Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
91155 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-21 03:50Z 57° 3' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
91167 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-21 04:55Z 57° 6' N, 9° 25' W Click for more
91179 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-21 12:00Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
91180 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-21 15:45Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
91192 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-21 19:00Z 57° 13' N, 10° 1' W Click for more
91211 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-21 21:37Z 57° 18' N, 10° 23' W Click for more
91223 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-22 08:31Z 57° 22' N, 10° 40' W Click for more
91235 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-22 11:53Z 57° 23' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
91247 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-22 13:46Z 57° 27' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
91259 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-22 16:10Z 57° 27' N, 11° 21' W Click for more
91260 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-22 19:35Z 57° 28' N, 11° 33' W Click for more
91272 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-22 21:50Z 57° 30' N, 11° 51' W Click for more
91284 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-23 00:57Z 57° 30' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
91296 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-23 03:25Z 57° 31' N, 12° 38' W Click for more
91303 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-23 05:17Z 57° 32' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
91315 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-23 07:10Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
91327 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-23 08:55Z 57° 33' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
91339 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-23 11:00Z 57° 36' N, 13° 37' W Click for more
91340 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-24 10:33Z 58° 12' N, 12° 35' W Click for more
91352 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-25 19:45Z 55° 14' N, 6° 46' W Click for more
91364 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-25 20:35Z 55° 18' N, 6° 44' W Click for more
91388 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-25 22:25Z 55° 27' N, 6° 34' W Click for more
91407 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-25 23:29Z 55° 31' N, 6° 29' W Click for more
91419 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-26 00:30Z 55° 36' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
91420 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-26 01:25Z 55° 40' N, 6° 22' W Click for more
91432 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-26 03:28Z 55° 46' N, 6° 31' W Click for more
91444 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-26 03:50Z 55° 46' N, 6° 36' W Click for more
91456 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-26 05:48Z 55° 46' N, 6° 46' W Click for more
91468 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-26 06:55Z 55° 46' N, 6° 55' W Click for more
91481 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-26 08:20Z 55° 46' N, 7° 7' W Click for more
91493 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-26 09:30Z 55° 45' N, 7° 20' W Click for more
91500 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-26 11:23Z 55° 46' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
91512 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 02:35Z 56° 11' N, 5° 54' W Click for more
91524 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 03:29Z 56° 10' N, 6° 1' W Click for more
91536 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 04:30Z 56° 9' N, 6° 10' W Click for more
91548 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 05:10Z 56° 9' N, 6° 16' W Click for more
91561 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 06:07Z 56° 10' N, 6° 25' W Click for more
91573 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 07:47Z 56° 15' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
91585 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 09:47Z 56° 15' N, 7° 3' W Click for more
91597 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 10:39Z 56° 15' N, 7° 15' W Click for more
91604 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 11:52Z 56° 15' N, 7° 25' W Click for more
91616 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 13:12Z 56° 15' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
91628 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 14:44Z 56° 15' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
91641 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 16:43Z 56° 15' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
91653 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 18:20Z 56° 15' N, 8° 40' W Click for more
91665 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 19:55Z 56° 24' N, 8° 40' W Click for more
91677 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 21:40Z 56° 36' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
91689 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-27 23:53Z 56° 49' N, 8° 54' W Click for more
91690 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-28 02:26Z 56° 51' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
91708 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-28 04:20Z 56° 55' N, 8° 40' W Click for more
91721 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-28 06:00Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
91733 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-28 15:33Z 56° 47' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
91745 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-28 16:50Z 56° 43' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
91757 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-28 18:30Z 56° 44' N, 7° 16' W Click for more
91770 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-28 23:10Z 56° 44' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
91782 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-29 00:50Z 56° 41' N, 6° 17' W Click for more
91794 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-29 03:02Z 56° 48' N, 5° 57' W Click for more
91801 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-29 03:45Z 56° 49' N, 6° 4' W Click for more
91813 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-29 04:45Z 56° 52' N, 6° 15' W Click for more
91825 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-29 05:35Z 56° 55' N, 6° 21' W Click for more
91837 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-29 06:42Z 56° 57' N, 6° 29' W Click for more
91849 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-29 09:39Z 56° 38' N, 6° 24' W Click for more
91850 CTD/STD cast 1976-05-29 12:53Z 56° 36' N, 6° 52' W Click for more

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