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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH58

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH58
Short name CH58
Objectives and Narrative The purpose of this study was to obtain detailed observations in relation to circulation and mixing it at the Flamborough Head front in the North Sea. The prime objectives of the cruise programme were satisfactorily achieved although it was not possible to carry out our planned rhodamine dye releases.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1989-08-07
Arrival Port Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1989-08-21
Principal Scientist(s) A Edward Hill (University of Wales, Bangor School of Ocean Sciences)
Responsible Organisation Marine Institute, University of Aberdeen, School of Biological Sciences
Associated Project(s) North Sea Project
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 216;141/216;142/216;143
Work Area Description Flamborough Head
Work Area Bounding Polygon 54N,1E; 55N,1E; 55N,4E; 54N,4E; 54N,1E
Southern Limit 54N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 1E
Eastern Limit 4E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description:  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 1200
Description: Towed Undulating CTD  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: number of deployments = 9
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
30 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  
819475 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 00:03Z 53° 58' N, 0° 9' E Click for more
819487 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 01:10Z 54° 3' N, 0° 17' E Click for more
819499 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 02:08Z 54° 8' N, 0° 25' E Click for more
819506 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 02:49Z 54° 10' N, 0° 30' E Click for more
819518 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 03:43Z 54° 14' N, 0° 34' E Click for more
819531 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 05:17Z 54° 18' N, 0° 52' E Click for more
819543 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 06:44Z 54° 22' N, 1° 10' E Click for more
819555 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 07:44Z 54° 15' N, 1° 10' E Click for more
819567 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 08:31Z 54° 10' N, 1° 9' E Click for more
819579 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 09:18Z 54° 4' N, 1° 10' E Click for more
819580 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 10:05Z 54° 0' N, 1° 10' E Click for more
819592 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 10:53Z 53° 55' N, 1° 10' E Click for more
819611 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 11:38Z 53° 49' N, 1° 10' E Click for more
819623 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 14:54Z 53° 49' N, 2° 0' E Click for more
819635 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 15:39Z 53° 55' N, 2° 0' E Click for more
819647 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 17:13Z 54° 4' N, 2° 0' E Click for more
819659 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 18:02Z 54° 10' N, 2° 0' E Click for more
819660 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 18:47Z 54° 15' N, 2° 0' E Click for more
819672 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 21:44Z 54° 5' N, 1° 49' E Click for more
819684 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 22:40Z 54° 0' N, 1° 50' E Click for more
819696 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 23:37Z 53° 54' N, 1° 52' E Click for more
819703 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-09 00:26Z 53° 48' N, 1° 51' E Click for more
819715 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-09 01:09Z 53° 45' N, 1° 49' E Click for more
819727 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-09 02:47Z 53° 44' N, 1° 28' E Click for more
819739 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-09 03:52Z 53° 49' N, 1° 28' E Click for more
819740 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-09 04:35Z 53° 55' N, 1° 27' E Click for more
819752 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-09 05:20Z 54° 0' N, 1° 28' E Click for more
819764 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-09 06:08Z 54° 4' N, 1° 28' E Click for more
819776 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 16:24Z 54° 0' N, 2° 0' E Click for more
819788 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 19:32Z 54° 19' N, 2° 0' E Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
30 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)

References

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Reports

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