Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH2/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH2/78
Cruise period1978-01-30 — 1978-02-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives for this cruise were:
(1) Re-lay current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Accomplished.
(2) Lay a deep-water current meter mooring between Anton Dohrn Seamount and Rockall Bank. Accomplished.
(3) Work the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section with a time series in the vicinity of the current meter mooring. Full section worked twice.
(4) Work CTD sections on the shelf to the W of the Hebrides. Five sections worked.
(5) Collect large-volume surface water samples on the shelf for radiocaesium analysis. Accomplished with CTD profiles on each station.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH2/78 cruise report ch2_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH2/78 cruise track — trk2127.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 118
Description: S surface 22 T surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 109
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: CTD observations.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
106  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
933221978-02-12 06:30 56° 51' 47" N  6° 12' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93322
933341978-02-12 07:08 56° 50' 11" N  6° 5' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93334
933461978-02-12 07:48 56° 48' 29" N  5° 57' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93346
927121978-02-08 11:20 57° 35' 29" N  8° 15' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92712
927241978-02-08 13:02 57° 38' 35" N  8° 33' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92724
927361978-02-08 14:35 57° 42' 5" N  8° 50' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92736
927481978-02-08 15:40 57° 46' 12" N  9° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92748
927611978-02-08 17:04 57° 47' 47" N  9° 20' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92761
927731978-02-08 18:10 57° 51' 17" N  9° 33' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92773
927851978-02-08 19:30 57° 54' 35" N  9° 48' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92785
927971978-02-08 21:17 57° 57' 11" N  10° 0' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92797
928041978-02-09 03:40 58° 44' 41" N  9° 18' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92804
928161978-02-09 05:20 58° 38' 59" N  9° 9' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92816
928281978-02-09 06:40 58° 33' 59" N  9° 1' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92828
928411978-02-09 08:04 58° 27' 47" N  8° 51' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92841
928531978-02-09 09:35 58° 21' 35" N  8° 41' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92853
928651978-02-09 10:57 58° 14' 5" N  8° 27' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92865
928771978-02-09 12:32 58° 8' 47" N  8° 15' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92877
928901978-02-09 15:08 57° 56' 23" N  7° 41' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92890
929081978-02-09 16:10 57° 54' 59" N  7° 27' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92908
929211978-02-09 17:10 57° 52' 35" N  7° 12' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92921
929331978-02-09 20:18 58° 12' 59" N  7° 7' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92933
929451978-02-09 21:15 58° 14' 47" N  7° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92945
929571978-02-09 22:23 58° 22' 35" N  7° 22' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92957
929691978-02-09 23:48 58° 29' 53" N  7° 36' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92969
929701978-02-10 01:10 58° 36' 5" N  7° 47' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92970
929821978-02-10 02:10 58° 42' 47" N  7° 55' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92982
929941978-02-10 03:18 58° 47' 5" N  8° 3' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92994
930081978-02-10 04:51 58° 54' 41" N  8° 17' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93008
930211978-02-10 07:02 59° 2' 17" N  8° 28' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93021
930331978-02-10 11:05 59° 24' 47" N  7° 42' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93033
930451978-02-10 13:07 59° 17' 11" N  7° 28' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93045
930571978-02-10 15:13 59° 11' 11" N  7° 18' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93057
930691978-02-10 16:34 59° 6' 17" N  7° 12' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93069
930701978-02-10 17:50 58° 59' 35" N  7° 1' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93070
930821978-02-10 19:05 58° 52' 48" N  6° 51' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93082
930941978-02-10 20:37 58° 43' 59" N  6° 34' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93094
931011978-02-10 21:54 58° 38' 29" N  6° 23' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93101
931131978-02-10 23:00 58° 33' 41" N  6° 17' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93113
931251978-02-11 04:26 57° 56' 23" N  5° 32' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93125
931371978-02-11 05:46 57° 58' 47" N  5° 40' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93137
931491978-02-11 06:45 58° 1' 5" N  5° 48' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93149
931501978-02-11 07:40 58° 3' 29" N  5° 57' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93150
931621978-02-11 08:38 58° 5' 47" N  6° 5' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93162
931741978-02-11 09:25 58° 8' 11" N  6° 13' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93174
931861978-02-11 10:14 58° 9' 53" N  6° 19' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93186
931981978-02-11 14:42 57° 35' 47" N  7° 3' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93198
932051978-02-11 15:14 57° 34' 47" N  6° 59' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93205
932171978-02-11 15:55 57° 33' 59" N  6° 54' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93217
932291978-02-11 16:35 57° 33' 5" N  6° 49' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93229
932301978-02-11 17:19 57° 32' 5" N  6° 43' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93230
932421978-02-11 17:55 57° 30' 41" N  6° 40' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93242
932541978-02-11 23:04 57° 8' 11" N  7° 11' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93254
932661978-02-12 00:33 57° 4' 53" N  7° 1' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93266
932781978-02-12 01:55 57° 2' 23" N  6° 50' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93278
932911978-02-12 03:24 56° 58' 59" N  6° 38' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93291
933091978-02-12 04:33 56° 56' 42" N  6° 30' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93309
933101978-02-12 05:42 56° 54' 11" N  6° 21' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93310
925521978-02-07 14:34 57° 5' 41" N  9° 22' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92552
925641978-02-07 16:10 57° 3' 5" N  9° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92564
925761978-02-07 17:20 57° 0' 41" N  9° 0' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92576
925881978-02-07 20:35 57° 24' 53" N  9° 11' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92588
926071978-02-07 22:10 57° 21' 17" N  8° 55' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92607
926191978-02-07 23:48 57° 17' 47" N  8° 37' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92619
926201978-02-08 01:26 57° 13' 59" N  8° 19' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92620
926321978-02-08 02:47 57° 10' 12" N  8° 2' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92632
926441978-02-08 03:55 57° 7' 35" N  7° 48' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92644
926561978-02-08 04:56 57° 4' 30" N  7° 34' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92656
926681978-02-08 06:00 57° 12' 36" N  7° 35' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92668
926811978-02-08 07:21 57° 20' 24" N  7° 34' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92681
926931978-02-08 08:30 57° 28' 11" N  7° 39' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92693
927001978-02-08 09:59 57° 31' 59" N  7° 57' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92700
921831978-02-02 14:17 56° 43' 53" N  6° 44' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92183
921951978-02-02 15:47 56° 43' 53" N  7° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92195
922021978-02-02 17:22 56° 45' 29" N  7° 19' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92202
922141978-02-02 18:55 56° 43' 41" N  7° 39' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92214
922261978-02-02 20:50 56° 49' 12" N  8° 3' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92226
922381978-02-02 22:42 56° 50' 29" N  8° 18' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92238
922511978-02-02 23:43 56° 52' 53" N  8° 29' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92251
922631978-02-03 01:27 56° 57' 0" N  8° 46' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92263
922751978-02-03 03:04 57° 0' 11" N  8° 59' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92275
922871978-02-03 04:20 57° 2' 59" N  9° 12' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92287
922991978-02-03 05:37 57° 5' 17" N  9° 25' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92299
923061978-02-04 21:24 57° 34' 5" N  13° 19' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92306
923181978-02-04 23:03 57° 32' 59" N  13° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92318
923311978-02-05 00:14 57° 32' 17" N  12° 53' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92331
923431978-02-05 01:45 57° 32' 47" N  12° 40' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92343
923551978-02-05 04:32 57° 29' 5" N  12° 19' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92355
923671978-02-05 07:13 57° 29' 41" N  11° 51' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92367
923791978-02-05 09:26 57° 28' 59" N  11° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92379
923801978-02-05 11:35 57° 27' 54" N  11° 19' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92380
923921978-02-06 08:10 57° 34' 5" N  13° 19' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92392
924111978-02-06 10:04 57° 34' 30" N  13° 44' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92411
924231978-02-06 12:38 57° 33' 23" N  13° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92423
924351978-02-06 13:45 57° 32' 59" N  12° 52' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92435
924471978-02-06 15:15 57° 31' 48" N  12° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92447
924591978-02-06 17:13 57° 28' 23" N  12° 21' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92459
924601978-02-06 19:47 57° 29' 35" N  11° 51' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92460
924721978-02-06 22:05 57° 29' 5" N  11° 32' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92472
924841978-02-07 00:10 57° 28' 23" N  11° 19' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92484
924961978-02-07 01:50 57° 27' 29" N  11° 6' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92496
925031978-02-07 03:20 57° 25' 5" N  10° 55' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92503
925151978-02-07 04:40 57° 22' 35" N  10° 40' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92515
925271978-02-07 07:05 57° 18' 17" N  10° 23' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92527
925391978-02-07 09:39 57° 14' 29" N  10° 3' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92539
925401978-02-07 12:15 57° 9' 23" N  9° 43' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 92540