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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH8/78

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH8/78
Short name CH8/78
Objectives and Narrative The objective of this cruise was to recover the tide gauges, current meters and thermistor chain deployed on cruise CH5/78 to quantify:
(1) The coherence of non-tidal coastal water level changes in the Celtic Sea and their relationships with off-shore currents.
(2) The details of tidal propagation from the deep Atlantic through the Celtic Sea.
(3) Internal tides near the continental margin.
(4) Thermocline development in the Celtic Sea.
(5) Fluxes of mass, momentum, energy, salt and heat into and through the Celtic Sea.
The station distribution was along three sections from Baginbun to St. Marys, Ilfracombe to Castletownshend and NE to SW from 51.5N, 6.5W to 47.75N, 10.5 W. Fourteen of seventeen moorings were successfully recovered with most instruments intact. Several CTD profiles were taken on each mooring location.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Barry, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1978-05-12
Arrival Port Barry, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1978-05-24
Principal Scientist(s) Alan J Harrison (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Bidston Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Bidston Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited English Channel, Irish Sea and St. George's Channel, Bay of Biscay
Marsden Squares Visited 145;4/146;3/181;1/181;2/182;2
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 45N,20W; 55N,20W; 55N,0E; 45N,0E; 45N,20W
Southern Limit 45N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 48
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of recoveries = 9
Description: this was for the recovery on the instruments deployed on Cr.5/78  
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Quantity: number of recoveries = 9
Description: this was for the recovery on the instruments deployed on Cr.5/78  

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
44 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  
549062 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-13 13:21Z to 1978-05-13 13:23Z 51° 31' N, 6° 34' W Click for more
549074 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-13 16:58Z to 1978-05-13 17:00Z 51° 19' N, 6° 34' W Click for more
549086 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-13 20:09Z to 1978-05-13 20:11Z 51° 21' N, 6° 54' W Click for more
549098 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-13 23:11Z to 1978-05-13 23:13Z 51° 22' N, 7° 12' W Click for more
549105 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-14 02:19Z to 1978-05-14 02:21Z 51° 23' N, 7° 32' W Click for more
549117 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-14 06:59Z to 1978-05-14 07:01Z 51° 27' N, 7° 51' W Click for more
549129 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-14 08:44Z to 1978-05-14 08:46Z 51° 15' N, 7° 44' W Click for more
549130 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-14 10:23Z to 1978-05-14 10:25Z 51° 2' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
549142 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-14 12:16Z to 1978-05-14 12:18Z 50° 47' N, 7° 33' W Click for more
549154 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-14 14:17Z to 1978-05-14 14:18Z 50° 31' N, 7° 32' W Click for more
549166 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-14 16:12Z to 1978-05-14 16:13Z 50° 31' N, 7° 32' W Click for more
549178 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-16 08:03Z to 1978-05-16 08:05Z 49° 38' N, 8° 33' W Click for more
549191 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-16 16:50Z to 1978-05-16 16:53Z 48° 55' N, 9° 16' W Click for more
549209 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-17 10:17Z to 1978-05-17 10:21Z 47° 53' N, 10° 11' W Click for more
549210 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-17 19:27Z to 1978-05-17 19:36Z 47° 48' N, 10° 18' W Click for more
549222 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-17 19:27Z to 1978-05-17 19:36Z 47° 48' N, 10° 18' W Click for more
549234 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-17 21:17Z to 1978-05-17 21:26Z 48° 1' N, 10° 1' W Click for more
549246 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-17 23:06Z to 1978-05-17 23:13Z 48° 9' N, 9° 58' W Click for more
549258 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-18 00:42Z to 1978-05-18 00:53Z 48° 20' N, 9° 54' W Click for more
549271 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-18 02:36Z to 1978-05-18 02:46Z 48° 32' N, 9° 39' W Click for more
549283 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-18 04:53Z to 1978-05-18 05:10Z 48° 44' N, 9° 28' W Click for more
549295 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-18 18:22Z to 1978-05-18 18:32Z 48° 55' N, 9° 18' W Click for more
549302 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-18 20:31Z to 1978-05-18 20:40Z 49° 6' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
549314 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-18 22:15Z to 1978-05-18 22:24Z 49° 17' N, 8° 54' W Click for more
549326 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 00:01Z to 1978-05-19 00:07Z 49° 28' N, 8° 43' W Click for more
549338 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 02:04Z to 1978-05-19 02:10Z 49° 40' N, 8° 28' W Click for more
549351 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 04:06Z to 1978-05-19 04:11Z 49° 49' N, 8° 15' W Click for more
549363 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 06:24Z to 1978-05-19 06:30Z 50° 2' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
549375 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 08:53Z to 1978-05-19 09:01Z 50° 18' N, 7° 42' W Click for more
549387 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 10:46Z to 1978-05-19 10:51Z 50° 31' N, 7° 31' W Click for more
549399 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 14:10Z to 1978-05-19 14:22Z 50° 43' N, 7° 15' W Click for more
549406 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 15:47Z to 1978-05-19 15:57Z 50° 52' N, 7° 4' W Click for more
549418 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 17:12Z to 1978-05-19 17:20Z 51° 1' N, 6° 54' W Click for more
549431 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 18:43Z to 1978-05-19 18:48Z 51° 11' N, 6° 43' W Click for more
549443 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 20:18Z to 1978-05-19 20:23Z 51° 21' N, 6° 31' W Click for more
549455 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 21:57Z to 1978-05-19 22:03Z 51° 19' N, 6° 12' W Click for more
549467 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-19 23:37Z to 1978-05-19 23:44Z 51° 18' N, 5° 50' W Click for more
549479 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-20 00:54Z to 1978-05-20 01:02Z 51° 17' N, 5° 34' W Click for more
549480 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-20 16:22Z to 1978-05-20 16:28Z 51° 12' N, 5° 19' W Click for more
549492 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-20 17:42Z to 1978-05-20 17:47Z 51° 6' N, 5° 28' W Click for more
549511 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-20 19:26Z to 1978-05-20 19:31Z 50° 55' N, 5° 42' W Click for more
549523 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-20 21:04Z to 1978-05-20 21:10Z 50° 45' N, 5° 57' W Click for more
549535 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-21 21:33Z to 1978-05-21 21:40Z 50° 36' N, 6° 10' W Click for more
549547 CTD/STD cast 1978-05-21 23:54Z to 1978-05-22 00:06Z 50° 47' N, 6° 17' W Click for more

Project Database

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