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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH9/78

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH9/78
Short name CH9/78
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To service the current meter moorings at 57N, 9W and 57.5N, 12.25W. Accomplished.
(2) Work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section. Accomplished.
(3) To work CTD sections on the Scottish Shelf and in the Sea of the Hebrides. Two sections perpendicular to the shelf edge west of Benbecula and North/South Uist were worked together with an array of 18 CTD stations in the Sea of the Hebrides.
(4) Collect large-volume surface water samples on the Scottish shelf for radiocaesium analysis. Accomplished with CTD profiles on 5 of the 10 stations.
(5) Obtain an epibenthic sled sample of the macrobenthos at 54 deg 40 min N, 12 deg 16 min W (SMBA permanent station). Accomplished.
(6) Test the Mk II box corer at abyssal depths by collecting cores at the epibenthic sled station (2900m depth). Partially successful with one good sample from two attempts. Two attempts with a Reineck box corer (to obtain samples for comparison with the Mk II) were also unsuccessful.
(7) Obtain benthic megafauna samples using an Agassiz trawl. Accomplished.
(8) Obtain samples of deep plankton at the SMBA permanent station using a small rectangular mid-water trawl. Accomplished.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Barry, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1978-05-31
Arrival Port Liverpool, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1978-06-10
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation EPS
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4/182;142/182;351/182;360/182;499
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 54N,20W; 60N,20W; 60N,5W; 54N,5W; 54N,20W
Southern Limit 54N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 5W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 58
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 4x120 days & 2x50 days  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 69
Description: S surface only  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 10
Description: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.  
Biology and fisheries  
Gear research Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: test lowering of the Mk II m2 box corer.  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: survey:taxonomy,population studies  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: single deep haul of made with the RMT 1 pelagic net.  

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
54 CTD/STD cast Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 CTD/STD cast Salinity 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  
95168 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 00:45Z 57° 34' N, 13° 34' W Click for more
95181 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 02:10Z 57° 33' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
95193 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 03:55Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
95200 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 04:47Z 57° 32' N, 12° 51' W Click for more
95212 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 06:09Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
95224 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 09:00Z 57° 30' N, 12° 16' W Click for more
95236 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 12:00Z 57° 29' N, 11° 51' W Click for more
95248 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 14:30Z 57° 28' N, 11° 31' W Click for more
95261 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 16:30Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
95273 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 17:55Z 57° 27' N, 11° 5' W Click for more
95285 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 19:22Z 57° 24' N, 10° 50' W Click for more
95297 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-05 20:44Z 57° 21' N, 10° 40' W Click for more
95304 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-06 09:05Z 57° 15' N, 10° 0' W Click for more
95316 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-06 11:31Z 57° 9' N, 9° 41' W Click for more
95328 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-06 13:40Z 57° 6' N, 9° 24' W Click for more
95341 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-06 15:07Z 57° 3' N, 9° 12' W Click for more
95353 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-06 16:28Z 57° 0' N, 8° 59' W Click for more
95365 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-06 22:05Z 57° 24' N, 9° 11' W Click for more
95377 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-06 23:36Z 57° 21' N, 8° 52' W Click for more
95389 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 01:00Z 57° 18' N, 8° 38' W Click for more
95390 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 02:40Z 57° 13' N, 8° 18' W Click for more
95408 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 04:05Z 57° 10' N, 8° 3' W Click for more
95421 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 05:22Z 57° 7' N, 7° 49' W Click for more
95433 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 06:35Z 57° 4' N, 7° 37' W Click for more
95445 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 07:40Z 57° 11' N, 7° 35' W Click for more
95457 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 08:57Z 57° 19' N, 7° 37' W Click for more
95469 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 10:14Z 57° 27' N, 7° 42' W Click for more
95470 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 12:01Z 57° 31' N, 7° 58' W Click for more
95482 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 13:40Z 57° 34' N, 8° 16' W Click for more
95494 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 15:22Z 57° 39' N, 8° 31' W Click for more
95501 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 17:11Z 57° 42' N, 8° 51' W Click for more
95513 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 18:50Z 57° 45' N, 9° 4' W Click for more
95525 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 20:29Z 57° 49' N, 9° 21' W Click for more
95537 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 22:05Z 57° 52' N, 9° 33' W Click for more
95549 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-07 23:40Z 57° 55' N, 9° 46' W Click for more
95550 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-08 01:25Z 57° 57' N, 10° 1' W Click for more
95562 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-08 13:30Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
95574 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-08 14:44Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
95586 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-08 23:27Z 57° 7' N, 7° 10' W Click for more
95598 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 00:27Z 57° 5' N, 7° 1' W Click for more
95605 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 01:29Z 57° 1' N, 6° 50' W Click for more
95617 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 02:19Z 57° 6' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
95629 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 03:19Z 57° 10' N, 6° 42' W Click for more
95630 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 04:00Z 57° 12' N, 6° 40' W Click for more
95642 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 04:39Z 57° 16' N, 6° 37' W Click for more
95654 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 05:11Z 57° 18' N, 6° 33' W Click for more
95666 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 08:08Z 56° 58' N, 6° 37' W Click for more
95678 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 08:55Z 56° 56' N, 6° 31' W Click for more
95691 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 09:52Z 56° 54' N, 6° 22' W Click for more
95709 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 10:44Z 56° 52' N, 6° 15' W Click for more
95710 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 11:39Z 56° 49' N, 6° 4' W Click for more
95734 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 17:11Z 56° 44' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
95746 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 18:18Z 56° 43' N, 6° 46' W Click for more
95758 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 19:37Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
95771 CTD/STD cast 1978-06-09 20:37Z 56° 40' N, 6° 16' W Click for more

Project Database

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