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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH16/79

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH16/79
Short name CH16/79
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To service current meter moorings at SMBA stations F, M (deep water) and R (shelf edge). Moorings recovered, but not relaid.
(2) To service IOS moorings at four stations in the northern Rockall Channel. Stations could not be visited due to bad weather.
(3) To work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section plus additional CTD sections in the northern Rockall Channel. Stations O to T worked, covering from the slope and outer Hebridean continental shelf plus two sections across the Little Minch and North Minch.
(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 1979-10-28
Arrival Port South Shields, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1979-11-11
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;3/182;370/182;371
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,12W; 60N,12W; 60N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,12W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 12W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 40
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 4x172 and 2x54 days  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 56
Description: S surface only  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: surface water samples taken 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

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
40 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  
95980 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 04:33Z 56° 44' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
95992 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 06:18Z 56° 44' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
96006 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 07:38Z 56° 43' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
96018 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 09:21Z 56° 43' N, 7° 10' W Click for more
96031 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 11:16Z 56° 44' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
96043 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 13:20Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
96055 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 15:31Z 56° 51' N, 8° 20' W Click for more
96067 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 16:48Z 56° 52' N, 8° 28' W Click for more
96079 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 18:34Z 56° 57' N, 8° 48' W Click for more
96080 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 19:52Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
96092 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 21:14Z 57° 3' N, 9° 14' W Click for more
96111 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-29 22:34Z 57° 7' N, 9° 24' W Click for more
96123 CTD/STD cast 1979-10-30 08:07Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
96135 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 14:22Z 57° 35' N, 7° 4' W Click for more
96147 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 15:10Z 57° 34' N, 6° 59' W Click for more
96159 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 16:08Z 57° 33' N, 6° 54' W Click for more
96160 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 16:56Z 57° 33' N, 6° 48' W Click for more
96172 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 17:44Z 57° 32' N, 6° 44' W Click for more
96184 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 18:27Z 57° 31' N, 6° 40' W Click for more
96196 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 20:31Z 57° 36' N, 7° 4' W Click for more
96203 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 21:15Z 57° 34' N, 6° 59' W Click for more
96215 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 21:56Z 57° 33' N, 6° 54' W Click for more
96227 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 22:37Z 57° 33' N, 6° 48' W Click for more
96239 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 23:15Z 57° 32' N, 6° 44' W Click for more
96240 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-01 23:50Z 57° 31' N, 6° 40' W Click for more
96252 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 02:10Z 57° 45' N, 6° 46' W Click for more
96264 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 03:05Z 57° 43' N, 6° 39' W Click for more
96276 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 03:58Z 57° 41' N, 6° 32' W Click for more
96288 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 08:09Z 57° 52' N, 6° 34' W Click for more
96307 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 08:52Z 57° 50' N, 6° 29' W Click for more
96319 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 09:49Z 57° 48' N, 6° 23' W Click for more
96320 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 10:23Z 57° 46' N, 6° 19' W Click for more
96332 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 11:22Z 57° 44' N, 6° 13' W Click for more
96344 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 12:07Z 57° 42' N, 6° 13' W Click for more
96356 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 12:47Z 57° 43' N, 6° 7' W Click for more
96368 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 13:50Z 57° 43' N, 6° 0' W Click for more
96381 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 14:26Z 57° 43' N, 5° 56' W Click for more
96393 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-02 14:58Z 57° 43' N, 5° 53' W Click for more
96400 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-05 11:21Z 58° 9' N, 6° 19' W Click for more
96412 CTD/STD cast 1979-11-05 12:01Z 58° 8' N, 6° 16' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

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