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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH14B/80


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH14B/80
Short name CH14B/80
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To measure directional spectra of surface waves with an IOS cloverleaf buoy. Accomplished.
(2) To undertake precise bathymetric surveying west of South Uist. Accomplished.
(3) To service a current meter mooring at 57 deg 20.8 min N, 7 deg 39.5 min W. Mooring could not be located or recovered by dragging.
(4) To service a fouling experiment mooring near to this current meter mooring. New mooring deployed, but previous deployment lost.
(5) To work a CTD and oxygen/nutrients water bottle section from South Uist NW almost to 58N, 10W. Accomplished, but questions about whether the CTD had been damaged on the previous leg of the cruise.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Oban, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1980-09-19
Arrival Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1980-09-25
Principal Scientist(s) Anton Edwards (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;477/181;478/181;479
Work Area Description Scottish Cont. Shelf/ W.S. Uist
Work Area Bounding Polygon 57N,10W; 58N,10W; 58N,7W; 57N,7W; 57N,10W
Southern Limit 57N
Northern Limit 58N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 7W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: noisy salinity  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: current meter lost  
Instrumented wave measurements Description: Other Cloverleaf buoy;directional spectra of surface waves  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Description: Fouling exp. mooring Cloverleaf buoy;directional spectra of surface waves  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: S surface only  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 7
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 7
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 7
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 36

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
9 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  
186271 CTD/STD cast 1980-09-21 20:32Z 57° 28' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
186283 CTD/STD cast 1980-09-21 22:45Z 57° 31' N, 7° 58' W Click for more
186295 CTD/STD cast 1980-09-22 00:45Z 57° 34' N, 8° 15' W Click for more
186302 CTD/STD cast 1980-09-22 03:15Z 57° 39' N, 8° 33' W Click for more
186314 CTD/STD cast 1980-09-22 05:36Z 57° 42' N, 8° 49' W Click for more
186326 CTD/STD cast 1980-09-22 10:50Z 57° 46' N, 9° 7' W Click for more
186338 CTD/STD cast 1980-09-22 12:48Z 57° 49' N, 9° 21' W Click for more
186351 CTD/STD cast 1980-09-22 15:06Z 57° 52' N, 9° 34' W Click for more
186363 CTD/STD cast 1980-09-22 15:45Z 57° 55' N, 9° 46' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

Track Chart


Cruise Report