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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH14B/78


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH14B/78
Short name CH14B/78
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To service the shelf current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Accomplished.
(2) To recover the deep water mooring from 57 deg 18 min N, 10 deg 23 min W. Accomplished.
(3) To work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) STD section. Western portion of the section (station J to station R) profiled.
(4) To collect large-volume surface seawater samples across the Scottish continental shelf. Accomplished with STD profiles on all but one station.
(5) To work an STD section from the SMBA permanent benthos station (54 deg 40 min N, 12 deg, 16 min W) to the continental shelf. Not accomplished.
(6) Obtain an ebibethtic sled sample of benthic macrofauna at the SMBA permanent benthos station. Not accomplished.
(7) Obtain sediment box cores at the SMBA permanent benthos station. Not accomplished.
(8) Obtain near-surface and deep plankton hauls with the rectangular mid-water trawl at the SMBA permanent benthos station. Not accomplished.
(9) Obtain Assagiz trawl hauls between the Anton Dohrn Seamount and the St. Kilda continental slope. Not accomplished.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Dunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1978-11-04
Arrival Port South Shields, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1978-11-11
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Scottish Marine Biological Association
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4/182;3/182;478
Work Area Description
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 17
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 2x88 days & 4x115 days  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 26
Description: S surface only  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Description: surface water samples for radio-caesium analysis.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
17 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  
314281 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-04 16:10Z 56° 41' N, 6° 17' W Click for more
314293 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-04 17:38Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
314300 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-04 19:25Z 56° 43' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
314312 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-04 21:12Z 56° 44' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
314324 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-04 23:28Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
314336 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-05 01:25Z 56° 43' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
314348 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-06 00:25Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
314361 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-06 02:21Z 56° 51' N, 8° 20' W Click for more
314373 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-06 03:36Z 56° 52' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
314385 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-06 05:45Z 56° 56' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
314397 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-07 23:16Z 57° 27' N, 11° 6' W Click for more
314404 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-08 00:55Z 57° 24' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
314416 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-08 02:35Z 57° 22' N, 10° 40' W Click for more
314428 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-08 05:08Z 57° 18' N, 10° 23' W Click for more
314441 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-08 08:02Z 57° 13' N, 10° 3' W Click for more
314453 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-08 12:00Z 57° 6' N, 9° 24' W Click for more
314465 CTD/STD cast 1978-11-08 14:50Z 56° 59' N, 9° 0' W Click for more

Project Database

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