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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH13/79

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH13/79
Short name CH13/79
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To service the shelf current meter mooring at 57N, 9W and recover the slope current meter mooring at 57 deg 6 min N, 9 deg 24 min W. Accomplished.
(2) To work the eastern portion of the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section. Stations K to T worked, covering from the slope of the seamount to the outer Hebridean continental shelf.
(3) To work shelf CTD sections to the west of the Hebrides. Not done due to poor weather and lack of time.
(4) Collect large volume surface water samples for radiocaesium analysis with CTD profiles on the sampling stations. Accomplished with CTD profiles on nine of the ten stations.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1979-09-11
Arrival Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1979-09-16
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Nova Southeastern University, Florida
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181/182
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,20W; 60N,20W; 60N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,20W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 18
Description: 1 T only noisy salinity where max. cast depth >1000m  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 2x79 and 4x117 days  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 20
Description: S surface only  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 10
Description: water samples for radio-caesium monitoring.  

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
18 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  
95783 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-13 08:05Z 56° 41' N, 6° 16' W Click for more
95795 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-13 09:25Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
95802 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-13 11:00Z 56° 43' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
95814 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-13 12:45Z 56° 44' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
95826 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-13 14:40Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
95838 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-13 16:40Z 56° 43' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
95851 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-13 18:41Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
95863 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-13 21:02Z 56° 51' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
95875 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-13 22:42Z 56° 52' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
95887 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-14 01:50Z 56° 55' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
95899 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-14 02:40Z 56° 58' N, 8° 57' W Click for more
95906 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-14 04:44Z 57° 3' N, 9° 12' W Click for more
95918 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-14 06:22Z 57° 5' N, 9° 23' W Click for more
95931 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-14 18:53Z 57° 9' N, 9° 41' W Click for more
95943 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-14 21:45Z 57° 13' N, 10° 3' W Click for more
95955 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-15 00:05Z 57° 16' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
95967 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-15 02:45Z 57° 22' N, 10° 39' W Click for more
95979 CTD/STD cast 1979-09-15 05:30Z 57° 23' N, 10° 51' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

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