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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH63_2


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Challenger (74CH) cruise CH63_2
Short name CH63_2
Objectives and Narrative 1. To collect large volume water samples and CTD profiles at standard positions between the Sound of Mull and the Shelf-edge.
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.
4. To deploy a current meter mooring to the west of the Wyville-Thomson Ridge.
5. To work CTD sections in the region between Faroe Bank and the Wyville-Thomson Ridge.
Ship RRS Challenger
Departure Port Dunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1990-03-12
Arrival Port Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Arrival Date 1990-03-18
Principal Scientist(s) David J Ellett (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation RBINS-ODNATURE Oostende
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea, Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3/181;4/217;1/217;2
Work Area Description Faroe-Shetland Channel
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 65N,10W; 65N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 65N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 5
Description: CTD profiles.  
Current meters Description: Duration 4 months. 2 current meters deployed & 2 recovered  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: S only.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 4
Chemical oceanography  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Large volume water samples collected from surface for radiocaesium analysis.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
5 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  
314717 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-12 14:04Z 56° 40' N, 6° 8' W Click for more
314729 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-12 20:57Z 56° 40' N, 6° 16' W Click for more
314730 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-12 22:13Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
314742 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-13 00:45Z 56° 44' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
314754 CTD/STD cast 1990-03-13 02:02Z 56° 44' N, 6° 59' W Click for more

Project Database

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


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