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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH13/77

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH13/77
Short name CH13/77
Objectives and Narrative Cruise objectives were.
(1) Service the current meter mooring at 57N, 9W and recover another NW of St Kilda. Accomplished.
(2) STD time series at apices of 15km triangles centred on the JASIN moorings and Anton Dohrn Station F. Completed for Station F and two of the moorings plus five of six profiles on a third mooring before bad weather set in. One mooring not worked.
(3) Make shear measurements with the Royal Australian Navy Gradient Richardson number meter. Accomplished.
(4) Work the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) STD section. Accomplished.
(5) Work a series of 25-hour STD time series stations to 1200m depth. Not possible due to weather.
(6) Record along-track temperature and salinity using the STD in a pumped flow on-deck with 10-minute bathymetric depth soundings. Accomplished.
(7) Repeat the shelf-edge STD stations worked on RRS Challenger cruise 10/77. One of the shelf-edge sections (Barra Head) worked.
(8) Collect large-volume surface water samples for radiocaesium analysis. Accomplished with STD profiles.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1977-08-20
Arrival Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1977-09-03
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Associated Project(s) JASIN
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;479
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 57N,10W; 58N,10W; 58N,9W; 57N,9W; 57N,10W
Southern Limit 57N
Northern Limit 58N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 9W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 52
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: 48 days  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of measurements = 3
Description: gradient(Richardson number meter)  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description:  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 42
Description: S surface 35 T surface  
Chemical oceanography  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 6
Description:  
Geology and geophysics  
Bottom photography Description: motion picture  

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
49 CTD/STD cast Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 CTD/STD cast Reference numbers
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  
88669 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-21 10:36Z 56° 51' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
88670 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-21 12:50Z 56° 56' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
88682 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-21 14:40Z 57° 1' N, 9° 1' W Click for more
88694 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-21 16:05Z 57° 3' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
88701 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-21 17:34Z 57° 5' N, 9° 24' W Click for more
88713 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-21 19:53Z 57° 9' N, 9° 43' W Click for more
88725 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-21 22:38Z 57° 12' N, 10° 2' W Click for more
88737 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-22 01:15Z 57° 16' N, 10° 21' W Click for more
88749 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-22 03:47Z 57° 21' N, 10° 38' W Click for more
88750 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-22 06:27Z 57° 24' N, 10° 51' W Click for more
88762 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-22 08:19Z 57° 26' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
88774 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-22 10:11Z 57° 27' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
88786 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-22 11:58Z 57° 29' N, 11° 32' W Click for more
88798 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-22 14:21Z 57° 29' N, 11° 50' W Click for more
88805 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-22 17:11Z 57° 30' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
88817 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-22 19:59Z 57° 31' N, 12° 38' W Click for more
88829 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-22 21:52Z 57° 32' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
88830 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-22 23:19Z 57° 32' N, 12° 58' W Click for more
88842 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 01:02Z 57° 33' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
88854 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 02:15Z 57° 33' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
88866 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 09:59Z 57° 27' N, 12° 22' W Click for more
88878 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 12:00Z 57° 26' N, 12° 8' W Click for more
88891 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 12:46Z 57° 27' N, 12° 7' W Click for more
88909 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 14:09Z 57° 33' N, 12° 14' W Click for more
88910 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 14:53Z 57° 34' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
88922 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 16:30Z 57° 27' N, 12° 21' W Click for more
88934 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 18:00Z 57° 27' N, 12° 6' W Click for more
88946 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 18:47Z 57° 27' N, 12° 6' W Click for more
88958 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 20:13Z 57° 33' N, 12° 18' W Click for more
88971 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-23 20:54Z 57° 33' N, 12° 14' W Click for more
88983 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-26 17:15Z 58° 37' N, 12° 18' W Click for more
88995 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-26 18:51Z 58° 45' N, 12° 16' W Click for more
89009 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-26 20:56Z 58° 41' N, 12° 29' W Click for more
89010 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-26 23:21Z 58° 37' N, 12° 16' W Click for more
89022 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-27 01:21Z 58° 45' N, 12° 17' W Click for more
89034 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-27 03:17Z 58° 42' N, 12° 29' W Click for more
89046 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-27 08:38Z 59° 18' N, 12° 21' W Click for more
89058 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-27 10:42Z 59° 22' N, 12° 4' W Click for more
89071 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-27 12:40Z 59° 26' N, 12° 19' W Click for more
89083 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-27 15:05Z 59° 18' N, 12° 21' W Click for more
89095 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-27 17:02Z 59° 22' N, 12° 5' W Click for more
89102 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-30 21:03Z 57° 40' N, 9° 6' W Click for more
89114 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-30 22:46Z 57° 37' N, 8° 49' W Click for more
89126 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-31 00:31Z 57° 34' N, 8° 31' W Click for more
89138 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-31 02:58Z 57° 33' N, 8° 17' W Click for more
89151 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-31 04:45Z 57° 16' N, 8° 16' W Click for more
89163 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-31 18:40Z 57° 1' N, 9° 11' W Click for more
89175 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-31 18:50Z 57° 1' N, 9° 11' W Click for more
89187 CTD/STD cast 1977-08-31 23:55Z 56° 46' N, 7° 59' W Click for more
89199 CTD/STD cast 1977-09-01 01:44Z 56° 43' N, 7° 39' W Click for more

Project Database

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