BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH2/84

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH2/84
Short name CH2/84
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To deploy three current meter moorings in the North Channel for the duration of the cruise. Re-lay one of the three for recovery by RV Clione. Moorings deployed and recovered, but no data from one due to collapse of the sub-surface buoyancy. Redeployment accomplished.
(2) To work CTD sections across the shelf from the Mull of Galloway and the North Minch. Fifteen sections worked with five covering the North Channel, three between the Outer Hebrides and the shelf edge and seven between Hebridean islands and the mainland.
(3) To collect large-volume water samples for radiocaesium analysis from three depths at each of the ten standard stations between the Sound of Mull and the shelf edge. Accomplished.
(4) To collect nutrient, chlorophyll and phytoplankton production data on the outer shelf and slope. Accomplished.
(5) To deploy a current meter mooring at station Y in the Tiree Passage. Accomplished.
(6) To visit current meter moorings at F, M, V and W to recover any surviving equipment and re-lay mooring F. Nothing found. Mooring re-deployed.
(7) To search for the Dundee University Kraksat satellite-interrogated buoy. No trace found.
(8) To work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section. Accomplished from the shelf edge to Rockall Bank.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1984-06-23
Arrival Port Falmouth, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1984-07-08
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Responsible Organisation Scottish Marine Biological Association, University of Glasgow Department of Geology
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland, Irish Sea and St. George's Channel, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;144/181;245/181;371/181;372/181;4/182;373
Work Area Description North Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 54N,14W; 60N,14W; 60N,1W; 54N,1W; 54N,14W
Southern Limit 54N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 14W
Eastern Limit 1W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 120
Description: noisy upper layers  
Current meters Quantity: number of deployments = 13
Description: 6 recovered;11 days-4 months  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: number of deployments = 147
Description: bottom  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 129
Description: S surface 120 bottom  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 51
Description:  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 51
Description:  
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of stations = 16
Description: C14,Carbonate uptaken  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 61
Description:  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 111
Description: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 51
Description:  
Contamination  
Contaminants in organisms Quantity: number of stations = 5
Description:  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description:  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 92
Description:  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: toxicology studies  

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
126 CTD/STD cast Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Savonius rotor current meter Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Temperature of the water column

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
60666 Savonius rotor current meter 1984-06-26 17:15Z to 1984-10-02 19:43Z 56° 37' N, 6° 24' W Click for more
97507 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-23 21:59Z 54° 40' N, 5° 30' W Click for more
97519 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-23 22:49Z 54° 42' N, 5° 25' W Click for more
97520 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-24 00:16Z 54° 43' N, 5° 20' W Click for more
97532 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-24 09:34Z 54° 48' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
97544 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-24 10:23Z 54° 46' N, 5° 10' W Click for more
97556 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-24 12:04Z 54° 44' N, 5° 15' W Click for more
97568 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-24 17:00Z 55° 1' N, 5° 19' W Click for more
97581 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-24 18:56Z 55° 9' N, 5° 31' W Click for more
97593 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-24 21:09Z 55° 16' N, 5° 43' W Click for more
97600 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-24 21:46Z 55° 15' N, 5° 47' W Click for more
97612 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-24 22:58Z 55° 13' N, 5° 52' W Click for more
97624 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 00:21Z 55° 11' N, 5° 55' W Click for more
97636 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 01:12Z 55° 9' N, 6° 0' W Click for more
97648 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 06:01Z 55° 34' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
97661 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 06:45Z 55° 36' N, 5° 52' W Click for more
97673 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 07:39Z 55° 37' N, 5° 52' W Click for more
97685 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 08:51Z 55° 38' N, 5° 57' W Click for more
97697 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 09:31Z 55° 39' N, 6° 1' W Click for more
97704 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 14:11Z 55° 46' N, 6° 30' W Click for more
97716 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 15:02Z 55° 46' N, 6° 37' W Click for more
97728 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 16:39Z 55° 46' N, 6° 48' W Click for more
97741 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 18:06Z 55° 45' N, 6° 55' W Click for more
97753 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 19:48Z 55° 45' N, 7° 4' W Click for more
97765 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 21:14Z 55° 46' N, 7° 16' W Click for more
313044 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-25 23:26Z 55° 46' N, 7° 29' W Click for more
313056 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-26 00:04Z 55° 46' N, 7° 41' W Click for more
313068 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-26 03:25Z 55° 45' N, 7° 57' W Click for more
313081 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-26 14:20Z 56° 40' N, 6° 7' W Click for more
313093 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-26 17:55Z 56° 40' N, 6° 17' W Click for more
313100 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-26 19:15Z 56° 44' N, 6° 28' W Click for more
313112 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-26 22:00Z 56° 43' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
313124 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-26 23:42Z 56° 43' N, 6° 59' W Click for more
313136 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-27 03:20Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
313148 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-27 05:26Z 56° 43' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
313161 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-27 07:27Z 56° 45' N, 7° 50' W Click for more
313173 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-27 08:52Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
313185 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-27 11:58Z 56° 51' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
313197 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-27 13:20Z 56° 52' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
313204 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-27 16:43Z 56° 57' N, 8° 47' W Click for more
313216 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-27 18:15Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
313228 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-27 20:53Z 57° 3' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
313241 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-27 22:16Z 57° 6' N, 9° 25' W Click for more
313265 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-28 03:32Z 57° 13' N, 10° 3' W Click for more
313277 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-28 07:27Z 57° 18' N, 10° 23' W Click for more
313289 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-28 10:19Z 57° 22' N, 10° 42' W Click for more
313290 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-28 12:20Z 57° 23' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
313308 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-28 13:52Z 57° 23' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
313321 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-28 15:26Z 57° 27' N, 11° 5' W Click for more
313333 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-28 16:56Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
313345 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-28 18:34Z 57° 28' N, 11° 32' W Click for more
313357 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-28 20:53Z 57° 29' N, 11° 51' W Click for more
313369 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-28 23:48Z 57° 30' N, 12° 13' W Click for more
313370 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-29 04:42Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
313382 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-29 07:00Z 57° 32' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
313394 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-29 08:30Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
313401 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-29 10:27Z 57° 34' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
313413 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-30 09:55Z 57° 55' N, 9° 48' W Click for more
313425 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-30 12:40Z 57° 52' N, 9° 34' W Click for more
313437 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-30 13:59Z 57° 49' N, 9° 21' W Click for more
313449 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-30 15:47Z 57° 46' N, 9° 7' W Click for more
313450 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-30 17:14Z 57° 42' N, 8° 50' W Click for more
313462 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-30 19:09Z 57° 39' N, 8° 33' W Click for more
313474 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-30 20:47Z 57° 35' N, 8° 15' W Click for more
313486 CTD/STD cast 1984-06-30 22:51Z 57° 32' N, 7° 58' W Click for more
313498 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-01 04:19Z 58° 4' N, 7° 11' W Click for more
313505 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-01 05:16Z 58° 6' N, 7° 20' W Click for more
313517 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-01 07:01Z 58° 10' N, 7° 33' W Click for more
313529 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-01 08:16Z 58° 14' N, 7° 46' W Click for more
313530 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-01 09:54Z 58° 18' N, 8° 3' W Click for more
313542 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-01 11:26Z 58° 22' N, 8° 20' W Click for more
313554 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-01 13:00Z 58° 27' N, 8° 36' W Click for more
313566 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-01 14:34Z 58° 32' N, 8° 54' W Click for more
313578 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-01 21:53Z 59° 3' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
313591 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-01 23:14Z 59° 0' N, 7° 31' W Click for more
313609 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 00:08Z 58° 58' N, 7° 27' W Click for more
313610 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 04:32Z 58° 53' N, 7° 16' W Click for more
313622 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 05:45Z 58° 48' N, 7° 5' W Click for more
313634 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 06:54Z 58° 43' N, 6° 54' W Click for more
313646 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 08:12Z 58° 38' N, 6° 44' W Click for more
313658 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 09:11Z 58° 33' N, 6° 34' W Click for more
313671 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 10:20Z 58° 28' N, 6° 23' W Click for more
313683 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 13:35Z 58° 16' N, 6° 10' W Click for more
313695 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 14:35Z 58° 16' N, 6° 0' W Click for more
313702 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 15:30Z 58° 16' N, 5° 49' W Click for more
313714 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 17:02Z 58° 16' N, 5° 39' W Click for more
313726 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 17:57Z 58° 18' N, 5° 29' W Click for more
313738 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-02 18:55Z 58° 17' N, 5° 18' W Click for more
313751 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 00:28Z 57° 43' N, 5° 49' W Click for more
313763 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 01:09Z 57° 43' N, 5° 54' W Click for more
313775 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 01:55Z 57° 43' N, 6° 1' W Click for more
313787 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 02:45Z 57° 43' N, 6° 7' W Click for more
313799 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 03:23Z 57° 45' N, 6° 13' W Click for more
313806 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 04:01Z 57° 47' N, 6° 19' W Click for more
313818 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 04:38Z 57° 48' N, 6° 24' W Click for more
313831 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 05:21Z 57° 51' N, 6° 30' W Click for more
313843 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 06:13Z 57° 52' N, 6° 35' W Click for more
313855 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 12:13Z 57° 8' N, 7° 10' W Click for more
313867 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 13:15Z 57° 5' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
313879 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 14:17Z 57° 2' N, 6° 49' W Click for more
313880 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 15:17Z 56° 58' N, 6° 37' W Click for more
313892 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 16:03Z 56° 56' N, 6° 29' W Click for more
313911 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 16:56Z 56° 54' N, 6° 21' W Click for more
313923 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 17:46Z 56° 51' N, 6° 12' W Click for more
313935 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 18:31Z 56° 49' N, 6° 5' W Click for more
313947 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-03 19:23Z 56° 48' N, 5° 56' W Click for more
313959 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-04 02:11Z 56° 16' N, 6° 4' W Click for more
313960 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-04 02:55Z 56° 13' N, 6° 1' W Click for more
313972 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-04 03:36Z 56° 10' N, 5° 58' W Click for more
313984 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-04 04:30Z 56° 7' N, 5° 55' W Click for more
313996 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-04 04:58Z 56° 6' N, 5° 55' W Click for more
314011 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 00:06Z 54° 40' N, 5° 30' W Click for more
314023 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 00:51Z 54° 41' N, 5° 25' W Click for more
314035 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 01:37Z 54° 43' N, 5° 19' W Click for more
314047 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 02:15Z 54° 44' N, 5° 15' W Click for more
314059 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 04:50Z 54° 45' N, 5° 10' W Click for more
314060 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 05:34Z 54° 48' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
314072 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 13:50Z 54° 41' N, 4° 9' W Click for more
314084 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 14:45Z 54° 36' N, 4° 12' W Click for more
314096 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 15:58Z 54° 31' N, 4° 16' W Click for more
314103 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 16:34Z 54° 28' N, 4° 19' W Click for more
314115 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 17:22Z 54° 27' N, 4° 20' W Click for more
314127 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 18:32Z 54° 22' N, 4° 34' W Click for more
314139 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 19:23Z 54° 26' N, 4° 37' W Click for more
314140 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 20:07Z 54° 30' N, 4° 43' W Click for more
314152 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 20:52Z 54° 34' N, 4° 43' W Click for more
314164 CTD/STD cast 1984-07-05 21:51Z 54° 38' N, 4° 46' W Click for more

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