Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH5/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH5/77
Cruise period1977-03-15 — 1977-03-30
StatusCompleted
ObjectivesContinuous seismic profiling, bottom current measurements, sufrace sediment collection and underwater photography in the Bristol Channel, Southern Irish Sea and Celtic Sea.
Chief scientistDouglas Hamilton (University of Bristol Geology Department)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
Bay of Biscay
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH5/77 cruise track — trk1791.html RRS Challenger CH5/77 cruise track — trk1791a.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 6
Description: 65 hours
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 79
Description: physical analysis of sediments
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 54
Description: 5 underwater television
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 1320