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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 Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
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
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

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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