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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH86B

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH86B
Short name CH86B
Objectives and Narrative 1. To collect CTD profiles and large volume water samples at standard positions between the Sound of Mull and the shelf edge West of Barra for radiocaesium studies.
2. To service the DML current meter mooring in the Tiree Passage.
3. To work the CTD stations of the Anton Dohrn seamount section between the shelf-edge and Rockall to continue the Rockall Trough time series as a contribution to WOCE Goal 2.
4. To work the Rockall to Malin Head CTD section for further investigation of recent water mass changes west of Britain.
5. To work shelf CTD sections in the Sea of the Hebrides and the North Channel as time permits.
6. To collect Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) measurements over the shelf and in deeper water in relation to geographical position.
7. To continue observational study of seabird populations west of Britain.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Oban, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1991-11-23
Arrival Port Troon, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1991-12-02
Principal Scientist(s) Anton Edwards (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4
Work Area Description Sea of the Hebrides, Rockall Trough,North Channel,Firth of Clyde
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 60N,10W; 60N,5W; 55N,5W; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 5W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 66
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Caesium samples at top, middle and bottom  
Biology and fisheries  
Birds Description: observational study of seabird population.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
56° 37' N 6° 24' W Current meters Tiree passage mooring recovered and redeployed; 2 cms at 10 & 20m above seabed

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
66 CTD/STD cast Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
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  
384229 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-26 14:36Z 56° 39' N, 6° 9' W Click for more
384230 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-26 15:21Z 56° 41' N, 6° 17' W Click for more
384242 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-26 16:52Z 56° 44' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
384254 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-26 18:21Z 56° 43' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
384266 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-26 20:13Z 56° 44' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
384278 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-26 21:52Z 56° 43' N, 7° 20' W Click for more
384291 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-27 00:07Z 56° 43' N, 7° 30' W Click for more
384309 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-27 01:23Z 56° 44' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
384310 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-28 23:41Z 55° 39' N, 5° 59' W Click for more
384322 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-29 00:19Z 55° 37' N, 5° 57' W Click for more
384334 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-29 00:58Z 55° 37' N, 5° 52' W Click for more
384346 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-29 01:40Z 55° 36' N, 5° 49' W Click for more
384358 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-29 02:24Z 55° 35' N, 5° 42' W Click for more
384371 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-29 05:45Z 55° 42' N, 6° 22' W Click for more
384383 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-29 06:29Z 55° 37' N, 6° 25' W Click for more
384395 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-29 07:23Z 55° 33' N, 6° 30' W Click for more
384402 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-29 08:28Z 55° 28' N, 6° 33' W Click for more
384414 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-29 09:25Z 55° 22' N, 6° 32' W Click for more
384426 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-29 10:15Z 55° 19' N, 6° 39' W Click for more
384438 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-29 11:29Z 55° 13' N, 6° 44' W Click for more
384451 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 06:11Z 55° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
384463 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 07:29Z 55° 46' N, 7° 41' W Click for more
384475 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 08:38Z 55° 46' N, 7° 28' W Click for more
384487 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 09:41Z 55° 46' N, 7° 16' W Click for more
384499 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 10:41Z 55° 46' N, 7° 4' W Click for more
384506 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 11:28Z 55° 46' N, 6° 55' W Click for more
384518 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 12:12Z 55° 46' N, 6° 46' W Click for more
384531 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 12:58Z 55° 46' N, 6° 37' W Click for more
384543 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 13:51Z 55° 45' N, 6° 30' W Click for more
384555 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 18:04Z 55° 9' N, 5° 58' W Click for more
384567 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 18:44Z 55° 11' N, 5° 55' W Click for more
384579 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 19:28Z 55° 13' N, 5° 51' W Click for more
384580 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 20:14Z 55° 14' N, 5° 46' W Click for more
384592 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 21:23Z 55° 16' N, 5° 42' W Click for more
384611 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 22:21Z 55° 12' N, 5° 32' W Click for more
384623 CTD/STD cast 1991-11-30 23:12Z 55° 9' N, 5° 31' W Click for more
384635 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 00:18Z 55° 5' N, 5° 25' W Click for more
384647 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 01:23Z 55° 1' N, 5° 19' W Click for more
384659 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 02:24Z 54° 57' N, 5° 14' W Click for more
384660 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 03:38Z 54° 48' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
384672 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 04:16Z 54° 46' N, 5° 10' W Click for more
384684 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 04:55Z 54° 45' N, 5° 15' W Click for more
384696 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 05:46Z 54° 43' N, 5° 20' W Click for more
384703 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 06:36Z 54° 42' N, 5° 25' W Click for more
384727 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 07:14Z 54° 40' N, 5° 30' W Click for more
384739 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 11:20Z 55° 16' N, 5° 15' W Click for more
384740 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 12:17Z 55° 21' N, 5° 22' W Click for more
384752 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 13:08Z 55° 26' N, 5° 25' W Click for more
384764 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 13:54Z 55° 31' N, 5° 26' W Click for more
384776 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 14:39Z 55° 35' N, 5° 25' W Click for more
384788 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 15:23Z 55° 39' N, 5° 25' W Click for more
384807 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 16:16Z 55° 43' N, 5° 19' W Click for more
384819 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 17:05Z 55° 48' N, 5° 15' W Click for more
384820 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 18:06Z 55° 43' N, 5° 10' W Click for more
384832 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 19:00Z 55° 40' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
384844 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 19:53Z 55° 36' N, 4° 58' W Click for more
384856 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 20:46Z 55° 31' N, 4° 59' W Click for more
384868 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 21:31Z 55° 26' N, 5° 1' W Click for more
384881 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 22:17Z 55° 21' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
384893 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-01 23:39Z 55° 24' N, 4° 54' W Click for more
384900 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-02 00:35Z 55° 26' N, 5° 2' W Click for more
384912 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-02 01:50Z 55° 25' N, 4° 55' W Click for more
384924 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-02 03:04Z 55° 26' N, 5° 1' W Click for more
384936 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-02 04:35Z 55° 25' N, 4° 55' W Click for more
384948 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-02 05:32Z 55° 26' N, 5° 2' W Click for more
384961 CTD/STD cast 1991-12-02 06:32Z 55° 25' N, 4° 55' W Click for more

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