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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH62

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH62
Short name CH62
Objectives and Narrative 1. To measure the rate of gas transfer across the sea surface as a function of wind and sea conditions by the release of volatile tracers into the water column.
2. To investigate rates of dispersion and advection due to tidal and residual currents by means of the same tracer release.
3. To investigate the biological sources of oxygen, carbon dioxide, methane and dimethyl sulphide in the coherent body of water marked by the tracers, with a view to obtaining budgets of these gases.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1989-10-06
Arrival Port Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1989-10-18
Principal Scientist(s) Andrew J Watson (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation University of East Anglia School of Environmental Sciences, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) NERC North Sea Project
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 216;112/216;113/216;122/216;123
Work Area Description North Sea
Work Area Bounding Polygon 51N,2E; 53N,2E; 53N,4E; 51N,4E; 51N,2E
Southern Limit 51N
Northern Limit 53N
Western Limit 2E
Eastern Limit 4E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 47
Description:  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 740
Description: ADCP  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: number of surveys = 4
Description: Tracer release - 4 surveys  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: number of deployments = 5
Description:  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 1000
Description:  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 47
Description: +1000 nautical miles surface  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of profiles = 47
Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of samples = 67
Description:  
Nitrite Quantity: number of samples = 39
Description:  
Other dissolved gases Quantity: number of samples = 50
Description: Dimethyl sulpide,CO2,CH4  
Oxygen Quantity: number of profiles = 47
Description: +1000 nautical miles surface  
Phosphate Quantity: number of samples = 67
Description:  
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 67
Description:  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 44
Description:  
Primary productivity Description:  
Meteorology  
Incident radiation Quantity: track kilometres = 1852
Description:  
Other meteorological measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 1852
Description: surface winds  

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
1 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
40 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
37 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
46 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in 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

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
820741 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-07 00:30Z 52° 19' N, 3° 20' E Click for more
820753 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-07 11:27Z 52° 22' N, 3° 15' E Click for more
820765 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-08 21:44Z 52° 24' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
820777 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-08 22:34Z 52° 24' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
820789 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-09 00:34Z 52° 23' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
820790 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-09 07:08Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
820808 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-09 10:06Z 52° 21' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
820821 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-09 13:04Z 52° 21' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
820833 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-09 16:02Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
820845 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-09 20:24Z 52° 18' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
820857 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-09 22:18Z 52° 19' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
820869 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-10 00:06Z 52° 20' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
820870 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-10 02:02Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
820882 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-10 04:02Z 52° 18' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
820894 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-10 06:00Z 52° 16' N, 3° 28' E Click for more
820901 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-10 23:54Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
820913 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-11 06:03Z 52° 18' N, 3° 28' E Click for more
820925 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-11 09:03Z 52° 17' N, 3° 29' E Click for more
820937 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-11 12:01Z 52° 19' N, 3° 32' E Click for more
820949 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-11 15:02Z 52° 21' N, 3° 33' E Click for more
820950 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-11 18:03Z 52° 19' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
820962 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-11 21:03Z 52° 17' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
820974 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-12 01:02Z 52° 20' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
820986 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-12 03:02Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
820998 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-12 05:02Z 52° 21' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
821001 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-13 01:11Z 52° 21' N, 3° 33' E Click for more
821013 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-13 06:03Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
821025 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-13 09:04Z 52° 19' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
821037 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-13 12:02Z 52° 19' N, 3° 32' E Click for more
821049 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-13 15:02Z 52° 23' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
821050 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-13 18:02Z 52° 23' N, 3° 35' E Click for more
821062 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-13 21:21Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
821074 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-13 23:04Z 52° 19' N, 3° 28' E Click for more
821086 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-14 02:20Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
821098 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-14 05:02Z 52° 24' N, 3° 36' E Click for more
821105 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-15 11:19Z 52° 18' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
821117 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-15 13:04Z 52° 19' N, 3° 32' E Click for more
821129 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-15 15:03Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
821130 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-15 18:02Z 52° 25' N, 3° 36' E Click for more
821142 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-15 21:03Z 52° 22' N, 3° 35' E Click for more
821154 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-15 23:02Z 52° 21' N, 3° 33' E Click for more
821166 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-16 02:04Z 52° 21' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
821178 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-16 05:03Z 52° 25' N, 3° 37' E Click for more
821191 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-17 02:09Z 52° 21' N, 3° 33' E Click for more
821209 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-17 08:44Z 52° 26' N, 3° 38' E Click for more
821210 CTD/STD cast 1989-10-17 22:04Z 52° 23' N, 3° 35' E Click for more
1294976 Bottle station 1989-10-09 07:15Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1294988 Bottle station 1989-10-09 10:11Z 52° 21' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1295003 Bottle station 1989-10-09 13:09Z 52° 21' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1295015 Bottle station 1989-10-09 16:04Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1295027 Bottle station 1989-10-09 20:28Z 52° 18' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1295039 Bottle station 1989-10-09 22:23Z 52° 19' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1295040 Bottle station 1989-10-10 00:11Z 52° 20' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1295052 Bottle station 1989-10-10 02:08Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1295064 Bottle station 1989-10-10 04:07Z 52° 18' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1295076 Bottle station 1989-10-10 06:05Z 52° 16' N, 3° 28' E Click for more
1295088 Bottle station 1989-10-11 00:01Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1295107 Bottle station 1989-10-11 06:08Z 52° 18' N, 3° 28' E Click for more
1295119 Bottle station 1989-10-11 09:09Z 52° 17' N, 3° 29' E Click for more
1295120 Bottle station 1989-10-11 12:06Z 52° 19' N, 3° 32' E Click for more
1295132 Bottle station 1989-10-11 15:07Z 52° 21' N, 3° 33' E Click for more
1295144 Bottle station 1989-10-11 18:09Z 52° 19' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1295156 Bottle station 1989-10-11 21:08Z 52° 17' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1295168 Bottle station 1989-10-11 23:08Z 52° 18' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1295181 Bottle station 1989-10-12 01:09Z 52° 20' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1295193 Bottle station 1989-10-12 03:07Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1295200 Bottle station 1989-10-12 05:07Z 52° 21' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1295212 Bottle station 1989-10-13 01:17Z 52° 21' N, 3° 33' E Click for more
1295224 Bottle station 1989-10-13 06:10Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1295236 Bottle station 1989-10-13 09:08Z 52° 19' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1295248 Bottle station 1989-10-13 12:08Z 52° 19' N, 3° 32' E Click for more
1295261 Bottle station 1989-10-13 15:07Z 52° 23' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1295273 Bottle station 1989-10-13 18:07Z 52° 23' N, 3° 35' E Click for more
1295285 Bottle station 1989-10-13 21:26Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1295297 Bottle station 1989-10-13 23:10Z 52° 19' N, 3° 28' E Click for more
1295304 Bottle station 1989-10-14 02:26Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1295316 Bottle station 1989-10-14 05:07Z 52° 24' N, 3° 36' E Click for more
1295328 Bottle station 1989-10-15 07:22Z 52° 21' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1295341 Bottle station 1989-10-15 11:24Z 52° 18' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1295353 Bottle station 1989-10-15 13:09Z 52° 19' N, 3° 32' E Click for more
1295365 Bottle station 1989-10-15 15:08Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1295377 Bottle station 1989-10-15 18:07Z 52° 25' N, 3° 36' E Click for more
1295389 Bottle station 1989-10-15 21:08Z 52° 22' N, 3° 35' E Click for more
1295390 Bottle station 1989-10-15 23:07Z 52° 21' N, 3° 33' E Click for more
1295408 Bottle station 1989-10-16 02:11Z 52° 21' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1295421 Bottle station 1989-10-16 05:08Z 52° 25' N, 3° 37' E Click for more
1295433 Bottle station 1989-10-17 08:50Z 52° 26' N, 3° 38' E Click for more
1671785 Bottle station 1989-10-09 07:15Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1671797 Bottle station 1989-10-09 10:11Z 52° 21' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1671804 Bottle station 1989-10-09 13:09Z 52° 21' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1671816 Bottle station 1989-10-09 16:04Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1671828 Bottle station 1989-10-09 20:28Z 52° 18' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1671841 Bottle station 1989-10-09 22:23Z 52° 19' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1671853 Bottle station 1989-10-10 00:11Z 52° 20' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1671865 Bottle station 1989-10-10 02:08Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1671877 Bottle station 1989-10-10 04:07Z 52° 18' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1671889 Bottle station 1989-10-10 06:05Z 52° 16' N, 3° 28' E Click for more
1671890 Bottle station 1989-10-11 06:08Z 52° 18' N, 3° 28' E Click for more
1671908 Bottle station 1989-10-11 09:09Z 52° 17' N, 3° 29' E Click for more
1671921 Bottle station 1989-10-11 12:06Z 52° 19' N, 3° 32' E Click for more
1671933 Bottle station 1989-10-11 15:07Z 52° 21' N, 3° 33' E Click for more
1671945 Bottle station 1989-10-11 18:09Z 52° 19' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1671957 Bottle station 1989-10-11 21:08Z 52° 17' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1671969 Bottle station 1989-10-11 23:08Z 52° 18' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1671970 Bottle station 1989-10-12 01:09Z 52° 20' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1671982 Bottle station 1989-10-12 03:07Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1671994 Bottle station 1989-10-12 05:07Z 52° 21' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1672008 Bottle station 1989-10-13 06:10Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1672021 Bottle station 1989-10-13 09:08Z 52° 19' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1672033 Bottle station 1989-10-13 12:08Z 52° 19' N, 3° 32' E Click for more
1672045 Bottle station 1989-10-13 15:07Z 52° 23' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1672057 Bottle station 1989-10-13 18:07Z 52° 23' N, 3° 35' E Click for more
1672069 Bottle station 1989-10-13 21:26Z 52° 19' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
1672070 Bottle station 1989-10-13 23:10Z 52° 19' N, 3° 28' E Click for more
1672082 Bottle station 1989-10-14 02:26Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1672094 Bottle station 1989-10-14 05:07Z 52° 24' N, 3° 36' E Click for more
1672101 Bottle station 1989-10-15 07:22Z 52° 21' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1672113 Bottle station 1989-10-15 11:24Z 52° 18' N, 3° 31' E Click for more
1672125 Bottle station 1989-10-15 13:09Z 52° 19' N, 3° 32' E Click for more
1672137 Bottle station 1989-10-15 15:08Z 52° 22' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1672149 Bottle station 1989-10-15 18:07Z 52° 25' N, 3° 36' E Click for more
1672150 Bottle station 1989-10-15 21:08Z 52° 22' N, 3° 35' E Click for more
1672162 Bottle station 1989-10-15 23:07Z 52° 21' N, 3° 33' E Click for more
1672174 Bottle station 1989-10-16 02:11Z 52° 21' N, 3° 34' E Click for more
1672186 Bottle station 1989-10-16 05:08Z 52° 25' N, 3° 37' E Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
48 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies

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

References

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