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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH15/81

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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH15/81
Short name CH15/81
Objectives and Narrative 1. To service SMBA current meter moorings at stations F (57 30'N, 12 15'W), M (57 18'N, 10 23'W) and R (57N, 9W).
2. To lay two bottom current meter moorings to the west of Porcupine Bank for joint SMBA/MAFF studies at positions A1-52 30'N. 14 46'W. (500m.) and A2-52 30'NN. 14 54'W. (750m).
3. To work the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section and other sections as time permits.
4. Service the toroidal mooring at the fouling studies site west of S. Uist. Position at 57 18.7'N, 7 38.7W.
5. To continue seasonal benthos studies in the south and central Rockall Channel at 54 40'N 12 16'W., Epibenthic Sledge Haul for one hour. Near station M, priority given to Agassiz trawl but if time allows - an epibenthic sledge haul will be done.
6. To lay two Bidston pressure recorders in the vicinity of mooring M and at the foot of the continental slope.
7. To collect Clarke-Bumpus plankton net samples and CTD profiles across the slope region of S.W Ireland for the University College of Galway.
8. To collect 50 litre water samples for radiocaesium analysis and CTD profiles at ten standard positions between the shelf-edge and the Sound of Mull.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Barry, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1981-10-06
Arrival Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1981-10-20
Principal Scientist(s) Anton Edwards (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;219/181;4/182;110/182;124/182;225/182;361/182;370/182;371/182;372
Work Area Description N.E. Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 51N,16W; 60N,16W; 60N,5W; 51N,5W; 51N,16W
Southern Limit 51N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 16W
Eastern Limit 5W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 37
Description: noisy salinity  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: 156d;157d;67d  
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Description: pressure records  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: S surface only  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Description: water samples for radio-caesium monitoring.  

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  
186965 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-08 08:22Z 51° 20' N, 9° 20' W Click for more
186977 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-08 12:05Z 51° 17' N, 9° 49' W Click for more
186989 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-08 15:28Z 51° 19' N, 10° 13' W Click for more
186990 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-08 20:25Z 51° 22' N, 10° 35' W Click for more
187004 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-10 18:33Z 52° 34' N, 14° 30' W Click for more
187016 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-10 19:10Z 52° 36' N, 14° 40' W Click for more
187028 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-10 21:35Z 52° 37' N, 14° 51' W Click for more
187041 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-10 23:00Z 52° 37' N, 15° 0' W Click for more
187053 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-11 01:57Z 52° 39' N, 15° 10' W Click for more
187065 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-11 02:47Z 52° 39' N, 15° 21' W Click for more
187077 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-11 05:00Z 52° 40' N, 15° 30' W Click for more
187089 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-11 07:30Z 52° 42' N, 15° 40' W Click for more
187090 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-14 00:53Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
187108 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-14 16:59Z 57° 30' N, 12° 13' W Click for more
187121 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-14 21:40Z 57° 28' N, 11° 32' W Click for more
187133 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-14 23:26Z 57° 28' N, 11° 18' W Click for more
187145 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-15 01:00Z 57° 27' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
187157 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-15 02:25Z 57° 24' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
187169 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-15 04:10Z 57° 22' N, 10° 40' W Click for more
187170 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-15 23:00Z 57° 15' N, 10° 19' W Click for more
187182 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-16 18:34Z 57° 13' N, 10° 3' W Click for more
187194 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-17 00:41Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
187201 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-17 02:05Z 57° 7' N, 9° 33' W Click for more
187213 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-17 15:05Z 57° 6' N, 9° 25' W Click for more
187225 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-17 16:53Z 57° 4' N, 9° 19' W Click for more
187237 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-17 18:39Z 57° 3' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
187249 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-17 20:30Z 57° 1' N, 9° 6' W Click for more
187250 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-17 22:13Z 57° 0' N, 9° 1' W Click for more
187262 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-18 12:45Z 57° 18' N, 7° 44' W Click for more
187274 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-18 14:06Z 57° 19' N, 7° 55' W Click for more
187286 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-18 15:42Z 57° 18' N, 8° 3' W Click for more
187298 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-19 17:50Z 56° 43' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
187305 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-19 19:19Z 56° 43' N, 6° 44' W Click for more
187317 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-19 20:55Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
187329 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-19 21:53Z 56° 41' N, 6° 18' W Click for more
187330 CTD/STD cast 1981-10-19 22:50Z 56° 40' N, 6° 7' W Click for more

Project Database

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