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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH116

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH116
Short name CH116
Objectives and Narrative Physical, biological and chemical oceanography studies of the Scottish Continental slope and western Continental Shelf.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Dundee, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1994-11-17
Arrival Port Oban, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1994-11-29
Principal Scientist(s) Colin R Griffiths (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Imperial College London Department of Physics
Associated Project(s) WOCE/LOIS-SES
IHB Sea Areas Visited Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4/182;3
Work Area Description North East Atlantic, UK Continental Shelf, Rockall Trough
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,15W; 60N,15W; 60N,5W; 55N,5W; 55N,15W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 15W
Eastern Limit 5W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 27
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 13
Description: surface samples for 137Cs, 234Th, 238U  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 6
Description: mid and bottom water samples for 234Th and 238U  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 27
Description:  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 27
Description: 5 received ICES, but rejected  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 27
Description:  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: RMT was used to collect 'pleuromamma' species  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
56° 37' N 6° 24' W Current meters mooring serviced 28 Nov 1994, 2 Aanderaa RCMs at 23m and 33m in 48m sounding
57° 18' N 10° 25' W Subsurface temperature measurements depl. 251194,therm.chain + C,T,P logger,sounding 2220m.Additional mooring depl.by to test new acoustic release for RVS,Barry

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
25 CTD/STD cast Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
2 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of 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  
391841 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-21 18:52Z 56° 40' N, 6° 8' W Click for more
391853 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-21 19:51Z 56° 40' N, 6° 16' W Click for more
391865 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-21 20:48Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
391877 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-21 22:12Z 56° 43' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
391889 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-21 23:30Z 56° 43' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
391890 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-22 15:16Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
391908 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-22 16:29Z 56° 43' N, 7° 30' W Click for more
391921 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-24 08:14Z 56° 43' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
391933 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-24 09:47Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
391945 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-24 11:48Z 56° 50' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
391957 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-24 13:11Z 56° 52' N, 8° 29' W Click for more
391969 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-24 14:37Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
391970 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-24 15:48Z 57° 0' N, 8° 59' W Click for more
391982 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-24 17:12Z 57° 3' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
391994 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-24 18:22Z 57° 6' N, 9° 25' W Click for more
392008 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-24 22:37Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
392021 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-25 01:37Z 57° 13' N, 10° 2' W Click for more
392033 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-25 04:30Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
392045 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-25 05:32Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
392057 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-25 15:28Z 57° 22' N, 10° 39' W Click for more
392069 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-25 17:40Z 57° 24' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
392070 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-25 22:21Z 57° 27' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
392082 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-25 23:49Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
392094 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-26 01:19Z 57° 28' N, 11° 31' W Click for more
392101 CTD/STD cast 1994-11-26 04:02Z 57° 29' N, 11° 49' W Click for more
508093 Paddle wheel current meter 1994-11-28 13:45Z to 1995-04-14 03:45Z 56° 37' N, 6° 24' W Click for more
508161 Paddle wheel current meter 1994-11-28 14:15Z to 1995-04-14 03:45Z 56° 37' N, 6° 24' W Click for more

Project Database

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

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