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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH7/80


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH7/80
Short name CH7/80
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). Accomplished.
(2) To service IOS moorings at four stations in the northern Rockall Channel. Accomplished..
(3) To work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section plus additional CTD sections as possible within the time available. Anton Dohrn (Ellett Line) section was worked but no time was available for any others.
(4) Deploy an IOS experimental long duration (12-month) mooring. Accomplished.
(5) Deploy an IOS Bidston tide gauge on the Anton Dohrn section. Accomplished.
(6) Collect large volume surface water samples for radiocaesium analysis with CTD profiles on the sampling stations. Accomplished with CTD profiles on one of the ten stations.
(7) Search for current meter moorings lost during the previous winter. Moorings located, but could not be recovered.
(8) Deploy a current meter and corrosion monitoring experiment off the west coast of South Uist. Accomplished.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1980-04-21
Arrival Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1980-05-06
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Scottish Marine Biological Association
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;3/217;209
Work Area Description N.E. Atlantic/ Rockall Channel/ Scottish Shelf
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 = 21
Description: noisy salinity  
Current meters Quantity: number of deployments = 16
Description: 60 days;4x137 days;8x246 days  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Description:  
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: IOS Bidston tide gauge  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: T surface only  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 10
Description: water samples taken for radio-caesium determination.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

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Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
21 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  
188806 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-03 10:45Z 57° 33' N, 13° 36' W Click for more
188818 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-03 12:08Z 57° 34' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
188831 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-03 14:00Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
188843 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-03 14:52Z 57° 32' N, 12° 51' W Click for more
188855 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-03 16:21Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
188867 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-03 19:47Z 57° 30' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
188879 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-03 21:28Z 57° 29' N, 11° 51' W Click for more
188880 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-04 09:33Z 57° 30' N, 11° 31' W Click for more
188892 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-04 12:08Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
188911 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-04 13:48Z 57° 27' N, 11° 5' W Click for more
188923 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-04 15:08Z 57° 24' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
188935 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-04 17:00Z 57° 22' N, 10° 39' W Click for more
188947 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-04 19:10Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
188959 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-04 21:52Z 57° 14' N, 10° 3' W Click for more
188960 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-05 00:57Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
188972 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-05 02:30Z 57° 7' N, 9° 33' W Click for more
188984 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-05 04:05Z 57° 6' N, 9° 34' W Click for more
188996 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-05 05:10Z 57° 4' N, 9° 19' W Click for more
189011 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-05 05:25Z 57° 4' N, 9° 19' W Click for more
189023 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-05 06:33Z 57° 3' N, 9° 12' W Click for more
189035 CTD/STD cast 1980-05-05 07:50Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more

Project Database

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