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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH15/82


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH15/82
Short name CH15/82
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To service the moorings on the four CONSLEX sections across the Scottish Continental Slope between 57N and 59N. Two moorings on one of the sections serviced (bad weather).
(2) To service SMBA moorings at stations F and M in the Rockall Channel and relocate mooring P onto the southernmost CONSLEX section. Moorings F and P recovered (P not redeployed).
(3) To recover moorings R and Z, service the Tiree Passage mooring and refurbish the fouling studies buoy to the west of South Uist. Not done. R believed lost. Poor weather prevented effective searching at the other stations.
(4) To deploy two moorings for Marine Sciences Laboratory, Menai Bridge. One deployed.
(5) To work CTD profiles along the CONSLEX sections and the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) section. Three stations on the Rockall section worked.
(6) To sample chlorophyll across the shelf and slope west of the Outer Hebrides. Not possible as planned second leg of the cruise was cancelled due to industrial action.
(7) To collect large-volume samples for radiocaesium analysis with CTD profiles on stations across the Scottish shelf from the Sound of Mull. Not possible for the ship to visit the section.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Invergordon, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1982-10-16
Arrival Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1982-10-30
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (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;4/182;361/182;370
Work Area Description N. & W. 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 = 3
Description: noisy salinity  
Current meters Description: 11 deployed; 11 recovered  

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
3 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  
187342 CTD/STD cast 1982-10-21 19:46Z 57° 25' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
187354 CTD/STD cast 1982-10-23 14:28Z 57° 29' N, 12° 13' W Click for more
187366 CTD/STD cast 1982-10-23 18:13Z 57° 31' N, 11° 49' W Click for more

Project Database

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


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