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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH74A_1

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH74A_1
Short name CH74A_1
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this cruise leg were:
1) To work the Anton Dohrn Seamount CTD section. Only shelf stations done due to poor weather.
2) Collect large volume water samples for radio-caesium analysis at the standard stations across the Scottish shelf. Accomplished with CTD profiles.
3) Service the DML Tiree Passage current meter mooring. Accomplished.
4) Compare Sippican and Sparton XBT profiles in deep water. Accomplished 28 intercalibrations.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Troon, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1990-12-06
Arrival Port Oban, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1990-12-12
Principal Scientist(s) Anton Edwards (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation National Institute of Oceanography
Associated Project(s) WOCE, Rockall time series
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181/182
Work Area Description NE Atlantic, Rockall
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,20W; 60N,20W; 60N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,20W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 60
Description:  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 19
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: recovered & deployed  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 2
Description: Cs surface samples  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 24
Description: Cs samples at 8 sites, samples from top, middle & bottom  
Biology and fisheries  
Crustaceans Quantity: number of samples = 4
Description: as above  
Crustaceans Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: as above  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: as above  
Eggs and larvae Quantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Agassiz trawl  
Molluscs Quantity: number of samples = 4
Description: as above  
Molluscs Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: as above  
Pelagic fish Quantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: Marinivitch semi-balloon Otter trawls  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: Epibenthic sled,  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: as above  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
56° 37' N 6° 25' W Current meters Tiree passage mooring recovered and relaid 10 Dec 1990

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
19 CTD/STD cast Salinity of the water column
Temperature 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  
315862 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-09 18:48Z 56° 47' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
315874 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-09 21:38Z 56° 43' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
315886 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-09 22:38Z 56° 43' N, 7° 30' W Click for more
315898 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-09 23:37Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
315905 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-10 01:54Z 56° 43' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
315917 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-10 03:01Z 56° 43' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
315929 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-10 04:46Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
315930 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-10 05:39Z 56° 40' N, 6° 17' W Click for more
315942 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-10 07:26Z 56° 40' N, 6° 8' W Click for more
315954 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-10 11:15Z 56° 37' N, 6° 24' W Click for more
315966 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-10 18:27Z 56° 50' N, 8° 20' W Click for more
315978 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-10 19:22Z 56° 52' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
315991 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-10 21:07Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
316005 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-10 22:20Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
316017 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-11 08:59Z 57° 36' N, 7° 4' W Click for more
316029 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-11 09:35Z 57° 35' N, 6° 59' W Click for more
316030 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-11 10:16Z 57° 34' N, 6° 53' W Click for more
316042 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-11 10:49Z 57° 33' N, 6° 48' W Click for more
316054 CTD/STD cast 1990-12-11 11:23Z 57° 32' N, 6° 44' W Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database

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