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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH9B/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 CH9B/80
Short name CH9B/80
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To service the current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Accomplished.
(2) To redeploy the current meter mooring at 57 deg 17 min N, 10 deg, 21 min W. Accomplished.
(3) To service the IOS Bidston tide gauge mooring at 57 deg 14 min N, 10 deg 4 min W. Mooring recovered.
(4) To measure temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen at stations on the Scottish continental shelf. A CTD grid comprising four E-W sections from 56.5N to 58N to the west of the Hebrides, with the southernmost section extending further east as far as Mull.
(5) To measure chlorophyll concentrations in surface water along-track and at stations on the Scottish continental shelf. Accomplished with stations on the CTD grid.
(6) To collect large volume surface water samples for radiocaesium analysis at standard stations across the Scottish shelf. Accomplished
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Dunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1980-05-31
Arrival Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1980-06-06
Principal Scientist(s) Anton Edwards (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 181/182;370
Work Area Description Scottish Cont. Shelf
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,11W; 60N,11W; 60N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,11W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 11W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 36
Description: noisy salinity  
Current meters Quantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: 25 days  
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: 1 station  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: T only  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 42
Description: S surface only  
Chemical oceanography  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 11
Description:  
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of stations = 22
Description:  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 22
Description:  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 17
Description:  

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
36 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  
189625 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 00:03Z 56° 40' N, 6° 16' W Click for more
189637 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 02:41Z 56° 43' N, 6° 46' W Click for more
189649 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 03:59Z 56° 43' N, 7° 1' W Click for more
189650 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 06:00Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
189662 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 08:08Z 56° 43' N, 7° 41' W Click for more
189674 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 10:20Z 56° 46' N, 8° 1' W Click for more
189686 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 12:21Z 56° 50' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
189698 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 13:27Z 56° 52' N, 8° 29' W Click for more
189705 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 15:26Z 56° 57' N, 8° 47' W Click for more
189717 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 16:55Z 56° 58' N, 8° 59' W Click for more
189729 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 21:19Z 57° 7' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
189730 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-01 22:51Z 57° 14' N, 9° 8' W Click for more
189742 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-02 16:32Z 57° 25' N, 9° 11' W Click for more
189754 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-02 19:55Z 57° 21' N, 8° 54' W Click for more
189766 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-02 21:28Z 57° 18' N, 8° 37' W Click for more
189778 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-02 23:40Z 57° 13' N, 8° 20' W Click for more
189791 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-03 01:47Z 57° 10' N, 8° 3' W Click for more
189809 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-03 03:35Z 57° 6' N, 7° 48' W Click for more
189810 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-03 06:00Z 57° 19' N, 7° 36' W Click for more
189822 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-03 07:30Z 57° 27' N, 7° 42' W Click for more
189834 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-03 10:20Z 57° 31' N, 7° 58' W Click for more
189846 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-03 12:10Z 57° 33' N, 8° 13' W Click for more
189858 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-03 14:20Z 57° 37' N, 8° 31' W Click for more
189871 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-03 16:38Z 57° 42' N, 8° 51' W Click for more
189883 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-03 18:47Z 57° 45' N, 9° 7' W Click for more
189895 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-03 20:47Z 57° 48' N, 9° 21' W Click for more
189902 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-04 00:36Z 57° 43' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
189914 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-04 02:40Z 57° 49' N, 9° 4' W Click for more
189926 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-04 05:00Z 57° 57' N, 8° 54' W Click for more
189938 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-04 07:00Z 58° 4' N, 8° 45' W Click for more
189951 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-04 08:35Z 58° 10' N, 8° 34' W Click for more
189963 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-04 11:05Z 58° 21' N, 8° 42' W Click for more
189975 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-04 13:14Z 58° 15' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
189987 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-04 15:11Z 58° 8' N, 8° 13' W Click for more
189999 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-04 17:11Z 58° 3' N, 7° 57' W Click for more
190000 CTD/STD cast 1980-06-04 19:10Z 57° 57' N, 7° 42' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

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