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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH3/83


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH3/83
Short name CH3/83
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To re-lay the SMBA mooring at site M (57 deg 18 min N, 10 deg 23 min W) and service mooring F (57.5N, 12.25W). Accomplished.
(2) To recover the CONSLEX moorings from four sections across the Hebridean Slope. Accomplished.
(3) To work the four CONSLEX CTD sections. One of the four sections worked.
(4) To make Agassiz trawl hauls plus other benthos sampling in the vicinity of mooring M. Not possible.
(5) To deploy a UCNW mooring at 56 deg 11 min N, 7W and service the mooring at 57 deg 26 min N, 6 deg 58 min W. Mooring deployed, but no time for service.
(6) To grapple for missing moorings at station R (57N, 9W) and Y (56 deg 37 min N, 6 deg 25 min W) and re-lay Y if possible. Y partially recovered.
(7) To collect large-volume samples for radiocaesium analysis with CTD profiles on stations across the Scottish shelf from the Sound of Mull. Water samples collected, but only one CTD profile possible.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Dunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1983-02-08
Arrival Port Falmouth, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1983-02-22
Principal Scientist(s) Anton Edwards (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;372/181;4/182;370/182;371
Work Area Description N. & W. of Hebrides
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 = 4
Description: noisy salinity  
Current meters Quantity: number of recoveries = 33
Description: no. of recovered;4-6 months  
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Quantity: number of recoveries = 5
Description: pressure gauge  
Subsurface temperature measurements Description:  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 27
Description: S surface only  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 10
Description: water samples collected for radio-caesium determination  

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
4 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  
187378 CTD/STD cast 1983-02-09 18:40Z 56° 40' N, 6° 16' W Click for more
187391 CTD/STD cast 1983-02-12 20:00Z 58° 57' N, 7° 20' W Click for more
187409 CTD/STD cast 1983-02-12 21:19Z 59° 0' N, 7° 25' W Click for more
187410 CTD/STD cast 1983-02-12 22:42Z 59° 4' N, 7° 31' W Click for more

Project Database

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


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