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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH12/82


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH12/82
Short name CH12/82
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To deploy current meter, pressure gauge and thermistor chain moorings along four sections across the Scottish Continental Slope between 57N and 59N. Acomplished with the exception of one mooring.
(2) To work CTD profiles along these four sections. Accomplished, but salinity data are reported as noisy due to a faulty counter.
(3) To measure bathymetric profiles along these sections. Accomplished.
(4) To service SMBA moorings at M and the Tiree Passage and recover moorings from stations P and R. Not possible due to bad weather.
(5) To collect large-volume samples for radiocaesium analysis on stations across the Scottish shelf from the Sound of Mull. Seven of ten stations sampled.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1982-08-16
Arrival Port Barry, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1982-08-31
Principal Scientist(s) David Booth (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Scottish Marine Biological Association
Associated Project(s) CONSLEX (Continental Slope Experiment)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;476/181;478/181;479/182;372
Work Area Description N. & W. of Scotland
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 = 18
Description: much of the salinity data is noisy due to a faulty counter.  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 16
Description: 38 c.m. laid;228 days  
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Description: 7 pressure gauges laid;1 recovered  
Subsurface temperature measurements Quantity: number of stations = 2
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: water samples collected 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


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
18 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  
186560 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-20 00:45Z 57° 24' N, 8° 31' W Click for more
186572 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-21 14:22Z 57° 21' N, 9° 5' W Click for more
186584 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-21 16:47Z 57° 19' N, 9° 19' W Click for more
186596 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-21 21:02Z 57° 19' N, 9° 28' W Click for more
186603 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-22 02:35Z 57° 19' N, 9° 36' W Click for more
186615 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-22 04:17Z 57° 19' N, 9° 43' W Click for more
186627 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-22 13:47Z 57° 19' N, 9° 53' W Click for more
186639 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-22 23:40Z 58° 11' N, 9° 57' W Click for more
186640 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-23 03:33Z 58° 7' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
186652 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-23 07:06Z 58° 6' N, 9° 33' W Click for more
186664 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-23 18:37Z 59° 11' N, 7° 41' W Click for more
186676 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-23 20:18Z 59° 9' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
186688 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-23 23:57Z 59° 4' N, 7° 30' W Click for more
186707 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-24 03:15Z 59° 0' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
186719 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-27 10:13Z 59° 46' N, 6° 10' W Click for more
186720 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-27 13:38Z 59° 39' N, 6° 1' W Click for more
186732 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-28 08:18Z 57° 57' N, 8° 49' W Click for more
186744 CTD/STD cast 1982-08-28 14:02Z 58° 0' N, 9° 9' W Click for more

Project Database

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