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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH46_2

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH46_2
Short name CH46_2
Objectives and Narrative Sandbanks and sandwaves process study cruise.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port
Departure Date 1989-02-20
Arrival Port
Arrival Date 1989-02-26
Principal Scientist(s) David Huntley (Polytechnic South West Institute of Marine Studies)
Responsible Organisation Polytechnic South West Institute of Marine Studies
Associated Project(s) NERC North Sea Project
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 216;123
Work Area Description Southern North Sea, 5240N;00340E
Work Area Bounding Polygon 52N,3E; 53N,3E; 53N,4E; 52N,4E; 52N,3E
Southern Limit 52N
Northern Limit 53N
Western Limit 3E
Eastern Limit 4E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 13
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of deployments = 6
Description: 6 deployed;72 hours  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 277
Description: Continuous underway measurements  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: 72h  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 277
Description: Continuous underway measurements  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: track kilometres = 277
Description: Continuous underway measurements  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: track kilometres = 277
Description: Continuous underway measurements  
Geology and geophysics  
Bottom photography Quantity: number of images = 86
Description:  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of deployments = 8
Description:  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 21
Description:  
Single-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 277
Description: Continuous underway measurements  

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
9 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
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
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
3 CTD/STD cast Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
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
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
1 CTD/STD cast Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
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  
830839 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 04:15Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
830840 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 05:20Z 52° 39' N, 3° 41' E Click for more
830852 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 06:19Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
830864 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 07:52Z 52° 39' N, 3° 42' E Click for more
830876 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 08:49Z 52° 39' N, 3° 41' E Click for more
830888 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 09:52Z 52° 39' N, 3° 41' E Click for more
830907 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 10:52Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
830919 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 11:53Z 52° 39' N, 3° 41' E Click for more
830920 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 12:49Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
830932 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 14:09Z 52° 39' N, 3° 41' E Click for more
830944 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 15:03Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
830956 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 16:02Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more
830968 CTD/STD cast 1989-02-23 17:05Z 52° 39' N, 3° 40' E Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
13 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column

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

References

Track Charts

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Reports

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