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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH66A

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH66A
Short name CH66A
Objectives and Narrative 1. To follow a set track around the southern North Sea making continuous measurements of:
(a) Sea surface temperature, conductivity and transmittance.
(b) Air/Sea fluxes
(c) Current profiles, with Challenger's acoustic doppler current profile (ADCP).
2. At 120 sites along the track:
(a) To record CTD profiles of temperature, conductivity and transmittance.
(b) To obtain water samples with a rosette sampler for calibration of the CTD conductivity and temperature sensors and to determine suspended sediment load.
3. To deploy moorings at:
(a) Sites A, B and C in the Dover Strait - a recording transmissometer and a 1 Mhz sea-bed ADCP at each site.
(b) Sites F and G - S4 current meters.
(c) Site H - thermistor chain and a 250 kHz sea-bed ADCP.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Hull, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1990-05-20
Arrival Port Hull, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1990-05-31
Principal Scientist(s) M John Howarth (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Associated Project(s) North Sea Project
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 181;350/181;351/216;1/216;2/216;3/216;456/216;457
Work Area Description North Sea
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,2W; 60N,2W; 60N,10E; 50N,10E; 50N,2W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 2W
Eastern Limit 10E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 88
Description: CTD profiles.  
Current meters Quantity: number of deployments = 13
Description:  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 2778
Description:  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 87
Description: +1500 nautical miles underway data  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of profiles = 36
Description:  
Meteorology  
Other meteorological measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 2778
Description: Air-sea interface studies  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 11
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
88 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

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
802457 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-20 11:18Z 53° 30' N, 0° 24' E Click for more
802469 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-20 12:28Z 53° 19' N, 0° 30' E Click for more
802470 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-20 13:45Z 53° 10' N, 0° 31' E Click for more
802482 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-20 14:30Z 53° 4' N, 0° 30' E Click for more
802494 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-20 16:25Z 53° 13' N, 0° 47' E Click for more
802501 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-20 18:10Z 53° 1' N, 1° 4' E Click for more
802513 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-20 19:50Z 53° 1' N, 1° 27' E Click for more
802525 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-20 23:17Z 52° 43' N, 1° 54' E Click for more
802537 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-21 05:53Z 52° 40' N, 2° 25' E Click for more
802549 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-21 07:43Z 52° 40' N, 2° 49' E Click for more
802550 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-21 09:38Z 52° 37' N, 3° 15' E Click for more
802562 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-21 11:50Z 52° 37' N, 3° 46' E Click for more
802574 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-21 13:54Z 52° 28' N, 3° 42' E Click for more
802586 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-21 15:56Z 52° 21' N, 3° 15' E Click for more
802598 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-22 11:46Z 50° 46' N, 1° 14' E Click for more
802605 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-22 17:23Z 51° 3' N, 1° 49' E Click for more
802617 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-22 22:46Z 51° 28' N, 2° 40' E Click for more
802629 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 01:04Z 51° 45' N, 3° 0' E Click for more
802630 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 02:54Z 51° 50' N, 3° 22' E Click for more
802642 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 05:24Z 52° 7' N, 3° 30' E Click for more
802654 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 07:12Z 52° 12' N, 3° 52' E Click for more
802666 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 08:35Z 52° 21' N, 4° 0' E Click for more
802678 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 10:25Z 52° 34' N, 4° 9' E Click for more
802691 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 11:38Z 52° 37' N, 4° 19' E Click for more
802709 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 13:07Z 52° 37' N, 4° 0' E Click for more
802710 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 14:47Z 52° 37' N, 3° 46' E Click for more
802722 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 16:07Z 52° 46' N, 3° 37' E Click for more
802734 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 17:50Z 53° 0' N, 3° 26' E Click for more
802746 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 19:39Z 53° 12' N, 3° 16' E Click for more
802758 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-23 22:19Z 53° 30' N, 2° 59' E Click for more
802771 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-24 00:04Z 53° 34' N, 2° 34' E Click for more
802783 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-24 01:53Z 53° 34' N, 2° 9' E Click for more
802795 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-24 04:19Z 53° 45' N, 2° 44' E Click for more
802802 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-24 06:42Z 53° 30' N, 3° 0' E Click for more
802814 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-24 08:37Z 53° 24' N, 3° 27' E Click for more
802826 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-24 10:57Z 53° 18' N, 4° 0' E Click for more
802838 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-24 12:33Z 53° 13' N, 4° 19' E Click for more
802851 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-24 13:54Z 53° 10' N, 4° 37' E Click for more
802863 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-24 17:20Z 53° 39' N, 4° 50' E Click for more
802875 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-24 18:35Z 53° 37' N, 4° 36' E Click for more
802887 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-24 21:32Z 53° 55' N, 4° 50' E Click for more
802899 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 00:15Z 54° 15' N, 4° 49' E Click for more
802906 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 02:51Z 54° 34' N, 4° 49' E Click for more
802918 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 05:36Z 54° 19' N, 5° 15' E Click for more
802931 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 07:54Z 54° 3' N, 5° 40' E Click for more
802943 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 09:05Z 53° 56' N, 5° 50' E Click for more
802955 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 10:10Z 53° 49' N, 6° 0' E Click for more
802967 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 11:53Z 53° 39' N, 6° 10' E Click for more
802979 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 13:51Z 53° 43' N, 6° 29' E Click for more
802980 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 15:30Z 53° 55' N, 6° 24' E Click for more
802992 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 17:09Z 54° 6' N, 6° 24' E Click for more
803006 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 19:02Z 54° 19' N, 6° 25' E Click for more
803018 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 21:16Z 54° 34' N, 6° 25' E Click for more
803031 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-25 23:05Z 54° 25' N, 6° 42' E Click for more
803043 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 00:45Z 54° 15' N, 7° 0' E Click for more
803055 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 02:06Z 54° 6' N, 7° 0' E Click for more
803067 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 03:25Z 54° 0' N, 7° 13' E Click for more
803079 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 05:04Z 53° 49' N, 7° 19' E Click for more
803080 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 08:06Z 54° 11' N, 7° 28' E Click for more
803092 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 09:23Z 54° 16' N, 7° 45' E Click for more
803111 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 11:04Z 54° 25' N, 7° 40' E Click for more
803123 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 13:11Z 54° 40' N, 7° 39' E Click for more
803135 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 14:51Z 54° 55' N, 7° 39' E Click for more
803147 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 16:32Z 55° 10' N, 7° 39' E Click for more
803159 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 18:31Z 55° 27' N, 7° 39' E Click for more
803160 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 20:08Z 55° 30' N, 7° 19' E Click for more
803172 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 21:42Z 55° 30' N, 7° 0' E Click for more
803184 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-26 23:51Z 55° 9' N, 7° 0' E Click for more
803196 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-27 17:52Z 55° 30' N, 6° 30' E Click for more
803203 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-27 19:31Z 55° 30' N, 6° 5' E Click for more
803215 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-27 20:45Z 55° 30' N, 6° 0' E Click for more
803227 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-27 22:53Z 55° 30' N, 5° 30' E Click for more
803239 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-28 01:01Z 55° 30' N, 4° 58' E Click for more
803240 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-28 03:01Z 55° 30' N, 4° 30' E Click for more
803252 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-28 05:44Z 55° 30' N, 3° 45' E Click for more
803264 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-28 07:57Z 55° 30' N, 3° 9' E Click for more
803276 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-28 10:22Z 55° 30' N, 2° 34' E Click for more
803288 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-28 13:09Z 55° 30' N, 2° 1' E Click for more
803307 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-28 15:27Z 55° 30' N, 1° 24' E Click for more
803319 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-28 17:51Z 55° 30' N, 0° 54' E Click for more
803320 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-28 20:36Z 55° 30' N, 0° 24' E Click for more
803332 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-28 22:33Z 55° 30' N, 0° 4' W Click for more
803344 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-29 00:31Z 55° 30' N, 0° 31' W Click for more
803356 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-29 01:53Z 55° 30' N, 0° 52' W Click for more
803368 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-29 03:15Z 55° 30' N, 1° 12' W Click for more
803381 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-29 04:44Z 55° 30' N, 1° 33' W Click for more
803393 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-29 05:55Z 55° 19' N, 1° 27' W Click for more
803400 CTD/STD cast 1990-05-29 07:40Z 55° 9' N, 1° 27' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
88 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

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