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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH6B/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 CH6B/77
Short name CH6B/77
Objectives and Narrative Cruise objectives were.
(1) Re-establish the current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Accomplished.
(2) Work the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) STD section. Accomplished.
(3) Work the Rosemary Bank STD section and shelf sections to W of Hebrides. No time for Rosemary Bank but stations between St Kilda and South Uist worked.
(4) Collect large volume surface water samples for radiocaesium analysis. Accomplished with STD profiles at all but one station.
(5) Moor IOS Taunton waverider buoy off west coast of South Uist. Accomplished.
(6) Dredge on continental slope for live specimens of Doryneus. Accomplished.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Dunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1977-04-14
Arrival Port Dunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1977-04-19
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;466/181;467/181;468/181;477/181;478/181;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 = 51
Description:  
Instrumented wave measurements Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: waverider buoy  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 50
Description: S surface 25 T surface  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 50
Description: surface water samples for radio-caesium analysis.  
Biology and fisheries  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description:  
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
24 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  
91862 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-14 12:27Z 56° 42' N, 6° 20' W Click for more
91874 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-14 13:14Z 56° 44' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
91886 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-14 14:40Z 56° 43' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
91898 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-14 16:02Z 56° 43' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
91905 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-14 17:41Z 56° 43' N, 7° 20' W Click for more
91917 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-14 19:10Z 56° 43' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
91929 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-14 20:47Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
91930 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-14 22:30Z 56° 51' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
91942 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-14 23:31Z 56° 53' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
91954 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-15 01:40Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
91966 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-15 03:58Z 57° 3' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
91978 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-15 15:10Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
91991 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-15 17:33Z 57° 14' N, 10° 4' W Click for more
92005 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-15 19:52Z 57° 18' N, 10° 23' W Click for more
92017 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-15 22:15Z 57° 22' N, 10° 40' W Click for more
92029 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-16 00:08Z 57° 23' N, 10° 53' W Click for more
92030 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-16 01:29Z 57° 27' N, 11° 5' W Click for more
92042 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-16 02:55Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
92054 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-16 04:20Z 57° 29' N, 11° 32' W Click for more
92066 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-16 06:42Z 57° 29' N, 11° 51' W Click for more
92078 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-16 13:33Z 57° 33' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
92091 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-16 17:03Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
92109 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-16 18:56Z 57° 34' N, 13° 21' W Click for more
92110 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-16 20:11Z 57° 34' N, 13° 37' W Click for more

Project Database

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

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