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

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH15
Short name CH15
Objectives and Narrative 1. The deployment and recovery of a mooring at the foot of the continental slope NW of St Kilda. The mooring carried current meters and a recording of benthic resistance thermometer chain (BERTHA).
2. A SeaSoar (towed CTD) survey of the Iceland-Faroes Front.
3. The deployment for 1 year of an inverted echosounder and pressure recorder north of the Faroe Bank.
4. The deployment and recovery of three moorings in the vicinity of the Iceland-Faroes front for a short period during the SeaSoar survey.
5. The working of full depth CTD, O2, transmissometer stations throughout the area.
6. The deployment of an array of current meters and thermistor chains in the Faroe Bank Channel for a period of 1 year.
7. Trials of an acoustic trawl time ocean current monitor (ATTOM) in the Faroe Bank Channel.
8. Continuous recording of depth (PES), current shear (ADCP), and sea surface temperature and salinity (thermosalinograph).
9. Multi frequency echo sounding.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1987-05-09
Arrival Port Ardrossan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1987-06-05
Principal Scientist(s) W John Gould (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory
Associated Project(s) NANSEN
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4/217;1/217;2/217;456
Work Area Description North Atlantic/ Faeroe/Shetland/ Iceland Basin
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 66N,10W; 66N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 66N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 73
Description:  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 88
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 15
Description: 32 deployed;7 days-1 year  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 1500
Description:  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 44
Description:  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 59
Description: silicate analysis carried out on water samples using an autoanalyser system.  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Description:  
Geology and geophysics  
Single-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 1000
Description:  

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
14 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle Data are currently being processed
1 CTD/STD cast Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
87 CTD/STD cast Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance 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  
83303 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-16 16:06Z 63° 58' N to 65° 1' N; 11° 24' W to 8° 33' W Click for more
83315 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-17 00:33Z 63° 58' N to 64° 58' N; 9° 0' W to 7° 3' W Click for more
83327 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-17 08:44Z 62° 50' N to 64° 27' N; 8° 58' W to 7° 1' W Click for more
83339 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-17 13:54Z 62° 42' N to 63° 37' N; 8° 58' W to 6° 29' W Click for more
83340 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-18 16:00Z 63° 9' N to 64° 0' N; 7° 4' W to 4° 57' W Click for more
83352 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-18 22:30Z 62° 16' N to 64° 0' N; 5° 23' W to 4° 32' W Click for more
83364 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-19 05:58Z 61° 2' N to 62° 43' N; 4° 59' W to 2° 0' W Click for more
83376 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-19 11:19Z 63° 58' N to 65° 1' N; 11° 24' W to 8° 33' W Click for more
83388 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-19 18:06Z 63° 58' N to 64° 58' N; 9° 0' W to 7° 3' W Click for more
83407 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-19 22:45Z 62° 50' N to 64° 27' N; 8° 58' W to 7° 1' W Click for more
83419 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-20 02:20Z 62° 42' N to 63° 37' N; 8° 58' W to 6° 29' W Click for more
83420 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-20 08:27Z 63° 9' N to 64° 0' N; 7° 4' W to 4° 57' W Click for more
83432 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-20 14:15Z 62° 16' N to 64° 0' N; 5° 23' W to 4° 32' W Click for more
83444 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 1987-05-20 21:42Z 61° 2' N to 62° 43' N; 4° 59' W to 2° 0' W Click for more
83456 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-11 01:05Z 58° 19' N, 9° 58' W Click for more
83468 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-12 07:05Z 61° 13' N, 8° 22' W Click for more
83481 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-12 08:12Z 61° 14' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
83493 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-12 09:12Z 61° 16' N, 8° 17' W Click for more
83500 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-12 10:20Z 61° 18' N, 8° 15' W Click for more
83512 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-12 11:21Z 61° 19' N, 8° 12' W Click for more
83524 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-12 13:23Z 61° 21' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
83536 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-12 14:52Z 61° 24' N, 8° 7' W Click for more
83548 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-12 17:27Z 61° 25' N, 8° 4' W Click for more
83561 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-12 18:32Z 61° 27' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
83573 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-12 19:19Z 61° 28' N, 7° 57' W Click for more
83585 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-18 04:26Z 65° 44' N, 6° 38' W Click for more
83597 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-25 19:37Z 60° 16' N, 4° 0' W Click for more
83604 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-25 21:04Z 60° 22' N, 4° 13' W Click for more
83616 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-25 22:52Z 60° 28' N, 4° 27' W Click for more
83628 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-26 01:18Z 60° 34' N, 4° 44' W Click for more
83641 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-26 04:09Z 60° 40' N, 5° 1' W Click for more
83653 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-26 07:20Z 60° 49' N, 5° 19' W Click for more
83665 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-26 10:11Z 60° 59' N, 5° 45' W Click for more
83677 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-26 18:38Z 61° 28' N, 7° 56' W Click for more
83689 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-26 19:24Z 61° 27' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
83690 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-26 20:09Z 61° 25' N, 8° 3' W Click for more
83708 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-26 21:43Z 61° 23' N, 8° 7' W Click for more
83721 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-26 22:51Z 61° 21' N, 8° 9' W Click for more
83733 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-27 00:26Z 61° 19' N, 8° 12' W Click for more
83745 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-27 01:50Z 61° 18' N, 8° 13' W Click for more
83757 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-27 03:23Z 61° 16' N, 8° 17' W Click for more
83769 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-27 04:07Z 61° 15' N, 8° 20' W Click for more
83770 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-29 09:37Z 61° 20' N, 8° 47' W Click for more
83782 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-29 11:24Z 61° 24' N, 9° 7' W Click for more
83794 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-29 13:00Z 61° 28' N, 9° 20' W Click for more
83801 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-29 14:34Z 61° 33' N, 9° 31' W Click for more
83813 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-29 16:49Z 61° 35' N, 9° 43' W Click for more
83825 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-29 19:09Z 61° 38' N, 9° 33' W Click for more
83837 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-29 21:07Z 61° 45' N, 9° 24' W Click for more
83849 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-29 22:51Z 61° 48' N, 9° 15' W Click for more
83850 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-30 00:37Z 61° 53' N, 9° 6' W Click for more
83862 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-30 02:48Z 62° 0' N, 8° 51' W Click for more
83874 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-30 04:57Z 62° 7' N, 8° 35' W Click for more
83886 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-30 08:19Z 61° 46' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
83898 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-30 09:21Z 61° 42' N, 8° 24' W Click for more
83905 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-30 10:30Z 61° 41' N, 8° 29' W Click for more
83917 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-30 12:10Z 61° 38' N, 8° 36' W Click for more
83929 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-30 13:58Z 61° 35' N, 8° 42' W Click for more
83930 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-30 17:02Z 61° 32' N, 8° 48' W Click for more
83942 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-30 19:33Z 61° 30' N, 8° 54' W Click for more
83954 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-01 09:32Z 60° 6' N, 7° 18' W Click for more
83966 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-01 11:28Z 60° 7' N, 7° 29' W Click for more
83978 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-01 14:01Z 60° 9' N, 7° 45' W Click for more
83991 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-01 16:04Z 60° 12' N, 7° 52' W Click for more
84005 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-01 19:42Z 60° 20' N, 8° 31' W Click for more
84017 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-21 08:35Z 61° 4' N, 1° 37' W Click for more
84029 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-21 10:34Z 61° 9' N, 2° 3' W Click for more
84030 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-21 12:47Z 61° 15' N, 2° 27' W Click for more
84042 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-21 15:13Z 61° 19' N, 2° 45' W Click for more
84054 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-21 18:27Z 61° 25' N, 3° 12' W Click for more
84066 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-21 21:36Z 61° 30' N, 3° 33' W Click for more
84078 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-22 01:00Z 61° 34' N, 3° 56' W Click for more
84091 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-22 03:50Z 61° 40' N, 4° 22' W Click for more
84109 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-22 06:03Z 61° 44' N, 4° 42' W Click for more
84110 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-22 10:01Z 61° 49' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
84122 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-13 14:12Z 62° 40' N, 6° 46' W Click for more
84134 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-13 16:14Z 62° 51' N, 6° 40' W Click for more
84146 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-13 18:20Z 63° 1' N, 6° 31' W Click for more
84158 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-13 21:28Z 63° 13' N, 6° 21' W Click for more
84171 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-14 00:57Z 63° 25' N, 6° 13' W Click for more
84183 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-14 03:57Z 63° 36' N, 6° 2' W Click for more
84195 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-14 07:39Z 63° 48' N, 5° 53' W Click for more
84202 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-14 11:08Z 63° 59' N, 5° 43' W Click for more
84214 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-14 14:11Z 64° 10' N, 5° 33' W Click for more
84226 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-24 03:51Z 62° 25' N, 3° 5' W Click for more
84238 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-24 05:51Z 62° 18' N, 2° 48' W Click for more
84251 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-24 08:42Z 62° 12' N, 2° 33' W Click for more
84263 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-24 12:04Z 62° 6' N, 2° 14' W Click for more
84275 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-24 16:17Z 62° 0' N, 1° 56' W Click for more
84287 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-24 19:50Z 61° 52' N, 1° 39' W Click for more
84299 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-24 22:58Z 61° 46' N, 1° 19' W Click for more
84306 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-25 01:41Z 61° 40' N, 1° 1' W Click for more
84318 CTD/STD cast 1987-05-25 03:49Z 61° 30' N, 0° 40' W Click for more
84331 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-01 19:42Z 60° 16' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
84343 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-02 02:07Z 60° 13' N, 8° 36' W Click for more
84355 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-02 03:53Z 60° 7' N, 8° 37' W Click for more
84367 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-02 05:15Z 60° 11' N, 8° 40' W Click for more
84379 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-02 07:37Z 60° 10' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
84380 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-03 12:23Z 58° 19' N, 9° 43' W Click for more
84392 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-03 15:17Z 58° 21' N, 9° 56' W Click for more
84411 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-03 19:29Z 58° 18' N, 9° 31' W Click for more
84423 CTD/STD cast 1987-06-03 20:43Z 58° 18' N, 9° 30' W Click for more

Project Database

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

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