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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH4/77

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH4/77
Short name CH4/77
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) Re-establish the shelf current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Not possible due to bad weather.
(2) Work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) STD section. Worked except for station Q with increased spacing between stations.
(3) Work STD sections across the southern Rockall Channel and its entrance. A section of 11 stations along 52.5N between 21W and 14W and a section of 9 stations from Porcupine Bank to Rockall Bank were worked.
(4) Release a drifting buoy bearing a wave recorder and thermistor chain on the site of OWS JULIETT (52.5N, 20W). Accomplished.
(5) Collect large-volume surface water samples on the Scottish shelf for radiocaesium analysis. Accomplished with STD profiles at all but one station.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Barry, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1977-02-25
Arrival Port Avonmouth, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1977-03-11
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Scottish Marine Biological Association
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Irish Sea and St. George's Channel, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;466/181;467/181;468/181;479/182;1/182;2/182;3/182;459/183;120
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,21W; 60N,21W; 60N,6W; 50N,6W; 50N,21W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 21W
Eastern Limit 6W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 45
Description:  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: satellite-tracked buoy with thermistor chain and wave-recorder  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 40
Description: S surface 15 T surface  
Chemical oceanography  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Cs  
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
45 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  
90637 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-01 23:50Z 52° 30' N, 20° 55' W Click for more
90649 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-02 04:50Z 52° 30' N, 20° 22' W Click for more
90650 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-02 08:00Z 52° 30' N, 19° 59' W Click for more
90662 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-02 11:46Z 52° 30' N, 19° 37' W Click for more
90674 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-02 17:15Z 52° 30' N, 18° 39' W Click for more
90686 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-02 22:50Z 52° 30' N, 17° 43' W Click for more
90698 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-03 04:15Z 52° 30' N, 16° 40' W Click for more
90705 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-03 10:00Z 52° 30' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
90717 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-03 14:15Z 52° 30' N, 15° 15' W Click for more
90729 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-03 16:40Z 52° 30' N, 14° 51' W Click for more
90730 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-03 19:10Z 52° 30' N, 14° 26' W Click for more
90742 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-04 09:46Z 53° 48' N, 13° 40' W Click for more
90754 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-04 11:57Z 54° 0' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
90766 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-04 14:40Z 54° 7' N, 13° 46' W Click for more
90778 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-04 19:44Z 54° 40' N, 13° 57' W Click for more
90791 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-05 08:19Z 55° 15' N, 14° 9' W Click for more
90809 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-05 13:45Z 55° 46' N, 14° 18' W Click for more
90810 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-05 17:15Z 56° 5' N, 14° 25' W Click for more
90822 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-05 19:25Z 56° 13' N, 14° 34' W Click for more
90834 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-05 21:50Z 56° 33' N, 14° 37' W Click for more
90846 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-06 07:20Z 57° 34' N, 13° 36' W Click for more
90858 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-06 08:35Z 57° 40' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
90871 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-06 10:13Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
90883 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-06 11:20Z 57° 32' N, 12° 51' W Click for more
90895 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-06 13:05Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
90902 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-06 15:25Z 57° 30' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
90914 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-06 18:00Z 57° 29' N, 11° 51' W Click for more
90926 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-06 20:18Z 57° 29' N, 11° 28' W Click for more
90938 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-06 22:03Z 57° 30' N, 11° 18' W Click for more
90951 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-06 23:20Z 57° 27' N, 11° 6' W Click for more
90963 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-07 01:07Z 57° 24' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
90975 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-07 08:05Z 57° 19' N, 10° 34' W Click for more
90987 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-07 10:05Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
90999 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-07 12:57Z 57° 13' N, 10° 0' W Click for more
91002 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-07 15:50Z 57° 9' N, 9° 34' W Click for more
91014 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-07 18:15Z 57° 4' N, 9° 17' W Click for more
91026 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-07 19:45Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
91038 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-07 21:59Z 56° 52' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
91051 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-08 00:05Z 56° 46' N, 7° 59' W Click for more
91063 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-08 01:50Z 56° 43' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
91075 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-08 03:20Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
91087 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-08 05:10Z 56° 45' N, 6° 58' W Click for more
91099 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-08 06:26Z 56° 44' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
91106 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-08 07:35Z 56° 44' N, 6° 30' W Click for more
91118 CTD/STD cast 1977-03-08 08:25Z 56° 40' N, 6° 16' W Click for more

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