Search the data

BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH4/80

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH4/80
Short name CH4/80
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) Deploy current meter moorings at 57N, 9W and deploy moorings at two stations on the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount section. Accomplished.
(2) Work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section. Accomplished.
(3) Work additional CTD sections in the northern Rockall Channel. Not attempted.
(4) Collect large-volume surface water sample for radiocaesium analysis from Scottish shelf stations. Accomplished with CTD profiles on all but one station.
(5) Obtain epibenthic sled samples at the SMBA permanent station (54 deg 40 min N, 12 deg 16 min W). Accomplished.
(6) Obtain deep plankton samples at the SMBA permanent section using the rectangular mid-water trawl. Accomplished.
(7) Obtain Assagiz trawl samples between the Anton Dohrn Seamount and the St Kilda continental slope. One good sample was obtained.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Barry, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1980-02-26
Arrival Port Barry, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1980-03-07
Principal Scientist(s) David T Meldrum (Scottish Marine Biological Association), John D Gage (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Evans-Hamilton, Inc
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;466/181;467/181;479/182;370/182;371/182;372
Work Area Description Rockall Channel/ Scottish Cont. Shelf
Work Area Bounding Polygon 56N,13W; 58N,13W; 58N,6W; 56N,6W; 56N,13W
Southern Limit 56N
Northern Limit 58N
Western Limit 13W
Eastern Limit 6W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 38
Description: noisy salinity  
Current meters Quantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: Deployment only.  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Description: surface temperature and salinity obtained on passage between the permanent station and station F, and midway between CTD stations on the continental shelf.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 15
Description: S surface only  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 10
Description: water samples obtained 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
38 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  
187422 CTD/STD cast 1980-02-28 20:30Z 54° 42' N, 12° 30' W Click for more
187434 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-01 17:05Z 57° 34' N, 13° 37' W Click for more
187446 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-01 18:33Z 57° 34' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
187458 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-01 20:17Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
187471 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-01 21:15Z 57° 33' N, 12° 56' W Click for more
187483 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-01 22:10Z 57° 32' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
187495 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-01 23:28Z 57° 31' N, 12° 45' W Click for more
187502 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 01:15Z 57° 31' N, 12° 38' W Click for more
187514 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 03:48Z 57° 30' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
187526 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 06:23Z 57° 29' N, 11° 51' W Click for more
187538 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 08:52Z 57° 28' N, 11° 32' W Click for more
187551 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 10:40Z 57° 28' N, 11° 26' W Click for more
187563 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 12:11Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
187575 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 13:27Z 57° 27' N, 11° 11' W Click for more
187587 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 14:59Z 57° 27' N, 11° 5' W Click for more
187599 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 16:06Z 57° 25' N, 10° 58' W Click for more
187606 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 17:09Z 57° 24' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
187618 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 18:26Z 57° 22' N, 10° 46' W Click for more
187631 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 19:40Z 57° 22' N, 10° 40' W Click for more
187643 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-02 21:52Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
187655 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-03 14:17Z 57° 15' N, 10° 2' W Click for more
187667 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-03 17:01Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
187679 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-03 17:20Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
187680 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-03 19:07Z 57° 7' N, 9° 34' W Click for more
187692 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-03 20:54Z 57° 6' N, 9° 25' W Click for more
187711 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-03 22:16Z 57° 4' N, 9° 19' W Click for more
187723 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-03 23:32Z 57° 3' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
187735 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-04 01:26Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
187747 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-04 10:18Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
187759 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-04 12:05Z 56° 52' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
187760 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-04 13:21Z 56° 51' N, 8° 20' W Click for more
187772 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-04 15:18Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
187784 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-04 17:15Z 56° 44' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
187796 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-04 18:38Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
187803 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-04 20:18Z 56° 44' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
187815 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-04 21:33Z 56° 43' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
187827 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-04 22:48Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
187839 CTD/STD cast 1980-03-04 23:50Z 56° 40' N, 6° 16' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

Track Charts

Track Chart

Reports

Cruise Report