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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH118A

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH118A
Short name CH118A
Objectives and Narrative Studying fluxes of materials into and out of the coastal zone of the east coast of the UK by making a wide range of chemical and biological measurements on two station grids along the English east coast from Great Yarmouth to Berwick on Tweed.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Plymouth, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1995-03-31
Arrival Port Grimsby, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1995-04-13
Principal Scientist(s) Robin M H Howland (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) LOIS - RACS
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1/181;3/216;1
Work Area Description North Sea, NE coast of England from the Wash to the Tweed
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,5W; 60N,5W; 60N,5E; 50N,5E; 50N,5W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 5W
Eastern Limit 5E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description:  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of observations = 3
Description: CASI overflights, vertical irradiance profiles+UOR tows  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: light meters attached to CTD  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: transmissometer attached to CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: bottle samples  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Nitrate Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Nitrite Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Oxygen Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Phosphate Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Silicate Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Total - P Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Total - P Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: bottle samples  
Trace elements Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: underway trace metals  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: bottle samples  
Suspended matter Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Biology and fisheries  
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC) Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: bottle samples  
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC) Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: bottle samples  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: fluorometer attached to CTD  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  
Meteorology  
Incident radiation Quantity: track kilometres = 9074
Description: surface underway  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 15' N 0° 39' E Transparency (eg transmissometer) fluorometer, transmissometer, oxygen probe, bag of scallops attached to anchor
53° 21' N 0° 28' E Transparency (eg transmissometer) fluorometer, transmissometer, oxygen probe, bag of scallops attached to anchor

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
52 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
52 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
2 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
1 Meteorological data logger Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Solar Radiation
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
1 Pumped water sample Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
1 Pumped water sample Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
1 Ship's non-toxic supply Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
1 Single-beam echosounder Bathymetry and Elevation
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
838424 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-03 22:42Z 52° 54' N, 1° 30' E Click for more
838436 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-04 08:08Z 54° 1' N, 0° 31' E Click for more
838448 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-05 04:05Z 53° 51' N, 0° 1' W Click for more
838461 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-05 13:28Z 54° 23' N, 0° 25' W Click for more
838473 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-05 20:04Z 54° 48' N, 0° 36' W Click for more
838485 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-06 05:48Z 55° 4' N, 1° 3' W Click for more
838497 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-06 18:43Z 55° 23' N, 1° 29' W Click for more
838504 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-06 20:29Z 55° 29' N, 1° 4' W Click for more
838516 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-06 22:34Z 55° 34' N, 1° 33' W Click for more
838528 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-07 04:10Z 55° 54' N, 1° 35' W Click for more
838541 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-07 06:13Z 55° 54' N, 2° 4' W Click for more
838553 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-07 07:28Z 56° 0' N, 2° 17' W Click for more
838565 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-07 09:57Z 56° 0' N, 1° 36' W Click for more
838577 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-07 12:45Z 55° 42' N, 1° 3' W Click for more
838589 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-07 18:00Z 54° 54' N, 0° 44' W Click for more
838590 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-07 20:06Z 54° 45' N, 0° 18' W Click for more
838608 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-07 22:23Z 54° 31' N, 0° 2' E Click for more
838621 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-08 04:08Z 54° 7' N, 0° 13' E Click for more
838633 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-08 13:53Z 53° 29' N, 1° 0' E Click for more
838645 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-08 16:18Z 53° 15' N, 0° 39' E Click for more
838657 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-08 22:39Z 53° 0' N, 1° 4' E Click for more
838669 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-09 04:07Z 52° 54' N, 1° 30' E Click for more
838670 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-10 04:14Z 54° 42' N, 1° 6' W Click for more
838682 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-11 04:06Z 53° 21' N, 0° 28' E Click for more
838694 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-11 17:46Z 53° 51' N, 0° 1' W Click for more
838701 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-05 11:14Z 54° 22' N, 0° 3' E Click for more
838713 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-06 16:45Z 55° 20' N, 1° 3' W Click for more
838725 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-02 05:09Z 53° 4' N, 0° 59' E Click for more
838737 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-02 12:12Z 53° 25' N, 0° 45' E Click for more
838749 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-03 04:06Z 53° 15' N, 0° 39' E Click for more
838750 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-01 20:06Z 52° 46' N, 2° 12' E Click for more
838762 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-01 22:04Z 52° 42' N, 1° 49' E Click for more
838774 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-02 07:21Z 53° 14' N, 0° 39' E Click for more
838786 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-02 09:31Z 53° 0' N, 0° 24' E Click for more
838798 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-02 14:14Z 53° 18' N, 0° 21' E Click for more
838805 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-02 15:43Z 53° 28' N, 0° 23' E Click for more
838817 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-02 17:16Z 53° 33' N, 0° 7' E Click for more
838829 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-03 11:47Z 53° 0' N, 1° 4' E Click for more
838830 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-03 13:58Z 53° 17' N, 1° 21' E Click for more
838842 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-04 04:11Z 53° 39' N, 0° 57' E Click for more
838854 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-04 05:19Z 53° 45' N, 0° 49' E Click for more
838866 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-04 06:39Z 53° 53' N, 0° 41' E Click for more
838878 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-04 10:37Z 53° 51' N, 0° 2' W Click for more
838891 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-04 12:08Z 53° 43' N, 0° 7' E Click for more
838909 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-05 05:41Z 54° 3' N, 0° 4' W Click for more
838910 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-05 07:13Z 54° 7' N, 0° 14' E Click for more
838922 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-05 09:28Z 54° 11' N, 0° 13' W Click for more
838934 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-05 15:18Z 54° 38' N, 0° 13' W Click for more
838946 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-05 17:59Z 54° 33' N, 0° 43' W Click for more
838958 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-05 22:18Z 54° 41' N, 1° 7' W Click for more
838971 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-06 04:08Z 54° 55' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
838983 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-06 07:19Z 55° 0' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
838995 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-06 10:05Z 55° 12' N, 1° 1' W Click for more
839009 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-06 15:02Z 55° 12' N, 1° 27' W Click for more
952326 Single-beam echosounder 1995-03-31 07:08Z to 1995-04-13 05:00Z 49° 49' N to 56° 0' N; 4° 10' W to 2° 12' E Click for more
952338 Meteorological data logger 1995-03-31 07:08Z to 1995-04-13 05:00Z 49° 49' N to 56° 0' N; 4° 10' W to 2° 12' E Click for more
952351 Ship's non-toxic supply 1995-03-31 07:08Z to 1995-04-13 05:00Z 49° 49' N to 56° 0' N; 4° 10' W to 2° 12' E Click for more
1654481 Bottle station 1995-04-01 20:10Z 52° 46' N, 2° 12' E Click for more
1654493 Bottle station 1995-04-03 04:07Z 53° 15' N, 0° 39' E Click for more
1654500 Bottle station 1995-04-03 11:50Z 53° 0' N, 1° 4' E Click for more
1654512 Bottle station 1995-04-03 22:45Z 52° 54' N, 1° 30' E Click for more
1654524 Bottle station 1995-04-04 04:14Z 53° 39' N, 0° 57' E Click for more
1654536 Bottle station 1995-04-04 05:23Z 53° 45' N, 0° 49' E Click for more
1654548 Bottle station 1995-04-04 06:42Z 53° 53' N, 0° 41' E Click for more
1654561 Bottle station 1995-04-04 08:14Z 54° 1' N, 0° 31' E Click for more
1654573 Bottle station 1995-04-04 10:39Z 53° 51' N, 0° 2' W Click for more
1654585 Bottle station 1995-04-04 12:11Z 53° 43' N, 0° 7' E Click for more
1654597 Bottle station 1995-04-01 22:12Z 52° 42' N, 1° 49' E Click for more
1654604 Bottle station 1995-04-05 04:09Z 53° 51' N, 0° 1' W Click for more
1654616 Bottle station 1995-04-05 05:44Z 54° 3' N, 0° 4' W Click for more
1654628 Bottle station 1995-04-05 07:18Z 54° 7' N, 0° 14' E Click for more
1654641 Bottle station 1995-04-05 09:31Z 54° 11' N, 0° 13' W Click for more
1654653 Bottle station 1995-04-05 11:20Z 54° 22' N, 0° 3' E Click for more
1654665 Bottle station 1995-04-05 13:32Z 54° 23' N, 0° 25' W Click for more
1654677 Bottle station 1995-04-05 15:24Z 54° 38' N, 0° 13' W Click for more
1654689 Bottle station 1995-04-05 18:02Z 54° 33' N, 0° 43' W Click for more
1654690 Bottle station 1995-04-05 20:07Z 54° 48' N, 0° 36' W Click for more
1654708 Bottle station 1995-04-05 22:18Z 54° 41' N, 1° 7' W Click for more
1654721 Bottle station 1995-04-06 04:12Z 54° 55' N, 1° 18' W Click for more
1654733 Bottle station 1995-04-06 05:54Z 55° 4' N, 1° 3' W Click for more
1654745 Bottle station 1995-04-06 07:23Z 55° 0' N, 1° 22' W Click for more
1654757 Bottle station 1995-04-06 10:10Z 55° 12' N, 1° 1' W Click for more
1654769 Bottle station 1995-04-06 15:07Z 55° 12' N, 1° 27' W Click for more
1654770 Bottle station 1995-04-06 16:50Z 55° 20' N, 1° 3' W Click for more
1654782 Bottle station 1995-04-06 18:49Z 55° 23' N, 1° 29' W Click for more
1654794 Bottle station 1995-04-06 20:29Z 55° 29' N, 1° 4' W Click for more
1654801 Bottle station 1995-04-06 22:37Z 55° 34' N, 1° 33' W Click for more
1654813 Bottle station 1995-04-07 04:15Z 55° 54' N, 1° 35' W Click for more
1654825 Bottle station 1995-04-02 07:26Z 53° 14' N, 0° 39' E Click for more
1654837 Bottle station 1995-04-07 06:17Z 55° 54' N, 2° 4' W Click for more
1654849 Bottle station 1995-04-07 07:32Z 56° 0' N, 2° 16' W Click for more
1654850 Bottle station 1995-04-07 10:01Z 56° 0' N, 1° 36' W Click for more
1654862 Bottle station 1995-04-07 12:49Z 55° 42' N, 1° 3' W Click for more
1654874 Bottle station 1995-04-07 17:59Z 54° 54' N, 0° 44' W Click for more
1654886 Bottle station 1995-04-07 20:08Z 54° 45' N, 0° 18' W Click for more
1654898 Bottle station 1995-04-07 22:28Z 54° 31' N, 0° 2' E Click for more
1654905 Bottle station 1995-04-08 04:13Z 54° 7' N, 0° 13' E Click for more
1654917 Bottle station 1995-04-08 13:52Z 53° 29' N, 1° 0' E Click for more
1654929 Bottle station 1995-04-08 16:21Z 53° 15' N, 0° 39' E Click for more
1654930 Bottle station 1995-04-02 09:34Z 53° 0' N, 0° 24' E Click for more
1654942 Bottle station 1995-04-08 22:42Z 53° 0' N, 1° 4' E Click for more
1654954 Bottle station 1995-04-09 04:11Z 52° 54' N, 1° 30' E Click for more
1654966 Bottle station 1995-04-10 04:14Z 54° 42' N, 1° 6' W Click for more
1654978 Bottle station 1995-04-11 04:15Z 53° 21' N, 0° 28' E Click for more
1654991 Bottle station 1995-04-11 17:50Z 53° 51' N, 0° 1' W Click for more
1655005 Bottle station 1995-04-02 12:15Z 53° 25' N, 0° 45' E Click for more
1655017 Bottle station 1995-04-02 14:18Z 53° 18' N, 0° 21' E Click for more
1655029 Bottle station 1995-04-02 15:46Z 53° 28' N, 0° 23' E Click for more
1655030 Bottle station 1995-04-02 17:18Z 53° 33' N, 0° 7' E Click for more
1676102 Pumped water sample 1995-04-02 00:10Z to 1995-04-12 15:40Z 52° 43' N to 55° 45' N; 1° 38' W to 1° 49' E Click for more
1849966 Pumped water sample 1995-04-01 07:37Z to 1995-04-12 08:31Z 50° 51' N to 56° 0' N; 2° 16' W to 1° 57' E Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
4 Aiken vertical profiler measuring chl dwirr uwirr
106 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
5 Undulating Oceanographic Recorder Tow
54 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Uptake of other nutrients in the water column
Regenerated production in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
Density of the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Metadata parameters
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Primary production in the water column
New production in water bodies
2 Instrument mooring

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

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