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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH40

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH40
Short name CH40
Objectives and Narrative Physical oceanography - part of series of process studies in North Sea programme
1. To establish the influence of the sandbank field on regional water flow patterns, which have important implications on the modelling of residual flow and dispersion in this area.
2. In terms of process studies, to understand the mechanisms involved in the formation and maintainance of linear sandbanks, with particular reference to sand and water movement.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1988-11-15
Arrival Port Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1988-11-29
Principal Scientist(s) Michael B Collins (University of Southampton Department of Oceanography)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Bidston Laboratory, University of Southampton Department of Oceanography
Associated Project(s) North Sea Project
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 216;1
Work Area Description Norfolk Sandbanks
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,5E; 50N,5E; 50N,0E
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 0E
Eastern Limit 5E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: 23 cms deployed, 17 recovered  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in hours = 32
Description: Shipborne ADCP profiles near STABLE  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in hours = 14
Description: Shipborne ADCP between pressure sensors  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: ARGOS drifting buoys  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: attenuence,bathymetry,chlorophyll  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description:  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of profiles = 43
Description:  
Geology and geophysics  
Bottom photography Description: Seabed photography  
Long/short range side scan sonar Description: detailed side-scan sonar and echo-sounder survey  
Single-beam echosounding Description: both sandwave and sand banks site  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 24' N 1° 58' E Current meters rig A, 2 cms, depl. 17 Nov, 20m
53° 19' N 2° 6' E Current meters rig B, 3 cms, depl. 17 Nov, rec. 27 Nov, 27m
53° 15' N 2° 16' E Current meters rig C, 3 cms, depl. 17 Nov, rec. 27 Nov, 20m
53° 15' N 2° 15' E Current meters rig E, 3 cms, depl, 16 Nov, rec. 27 Nov, 20m
53° 18' N 2° 8' E Current meters rig F, 2 cms, depl. 17 Nov, rec. 28 Nov, 20m
53° 13' N 2° 13' E Current meters rig G, 2 cms, depl. 16 Nov, rec. 27 Nov
53° 10' N 2° 11' E Current meters rig H, 2 cms, depl. 16 Nov, 20m
53° 14' N 2° 14' E Other physical oceanographic measurements STABLE 1 Norfolk Sandbanks, depl 19,rec 22 Nov,30m
52° 39' N 3° 40' E Other physical oceanographic measurements STABLE 2 Dutch sandwaves, depl 23, rec 26 Nov, 29m
53° 22' N 2° 4' E Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) PS (POL) 1 cm/tide gauge, depl. 17 Nov
53° 15' N 2° 18' E Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) PS (POL) 2 cm/tide gauge, depl. 17 Nov
53° 9' N 2° 12' E Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) PS (POL) 3 cm/tide gauge, depl. 16 Nov 1988

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
54 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
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  
813191 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-19 20:18Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813209 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 10:37Z 53° 18' N, 2° 7' E Click for more
813210 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 11:30Z 53° 18' N, 2° 8' E Click for more
813222 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 12:03Z 53° 18' N, 2° 9' E Click for more
813234 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 12:48Z 53° 18' N, 2° 9' E Click for more
813246 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 13:54Z 53° 18' N, 2° 9' E Click for more
813258 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 14:37Z 53° 19' N, 2° 10' E Click for more
813271 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 15:12Z 53° 19' N, 2° 11' E Click for more
813283 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 16:12Z 53° 20' N, 2° 12' E Click for more
813295 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 16:58Z 53° 21' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
813302 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 17:53Z 53° 16' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813314 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 18:40Z 53° 16' N, 2° 15' E Click for more
813326 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 19:20Z 53° 17' N, 2° 15' E Click for more
813338 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 21:09Z 53° 13' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
813351 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 21:34Z 53° 13' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
813363 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 22:11Z 53° 13' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
813375 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 22:50Z 53° 13' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
813387 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 23:36Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813399 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 00:11Z 53° 13' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
813406 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 00:34Z 53° 13' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
813418 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 01:04Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813431 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 01:34Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813443 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 02:03Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813455 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 02:34Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813467 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 03:04Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813479 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 03:33Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813480 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 04:04Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813492 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 04:34Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813511 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 05:06Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813523 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 05:35Z 53° 13' N, 2° 15' E Click for more
813535 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 06:04Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813547 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 06:37Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813559 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 07:03Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813560 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 07:34Z 53° 13' N, 2° 15' E Click for more
813572 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 08:07Z 53° 13' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
813584 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 08:38Z 53° 13' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
813596 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 09:09Z 53° 13' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
813603 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 10:25Z 53° 14' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
813615 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 11:51Z 53° 13' N, 2° 13' E Click for more
813627 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 09:56Z 52° 39' N, 3° 39' E Click for more
813639 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 10:47Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
813640 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 13:51Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
813652 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 14:53Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
813664 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-20 19:56Z 53° 18' N, 2° 16' E Click for more
813676 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 07:45Z 53° 13' N, 2° 15' E Click for more
813688 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-21 12:57Z 53° 15' N, 2° 12' E Click for more
813707 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 09:25Z 52° 39' N, 3° 39' E Click for more
813719 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 11:48Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
813720 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 12:50Z 52° 39' N, 3° 39' E Click for more
813732 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 15:54Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
813744 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 18:50Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
813756 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 19:54Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
813768 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 20:48Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
813781 CTD/STD cast 1988-11-24 21:54Z 52° 39' N, 3° 39' E Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
54 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Density of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

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

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