Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH5/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH5/78
Cruise period1978-03-22 — 1978-04-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesObjectives of the cruise were the deployment of tide gauges, current meters and thermistor chains in pattern in the Celtic Sea to quantify:
(1) The coherence of non-tidal coastal water level changes in the Celtic Sea and their relationships with off-shore currents.
(2) The details of tidal propagation from the deep Atlantic through the Celtic Sea.
(3) Internal tides near the continental margin.
(4) Thermocline development in the Celtic Sea.
(5) Fluxes of mass, momentum, energy, salt and heat into and through the Celtic Sea.
The station distribution was along three sections from Baginbun to St. Marys, Ilfracombe to Castletownshend and NE to SW from 51.5N, 6.5W to 47.75N, 10.5 W. Equipment deployed except for one planned station despite problems with bad weather. CTD profiles were taken on mooring locations wherever the weather permitted.
Chief scientistDavid T Pugh (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Bidston Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH5/78 cruise report ch5and8_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.83 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH5/78 cruise track — ch5and8_78track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Bathythermograph
Water bottle stations
CTD stations
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: this cruise was a deployment cruise.Curr.meters and tide gauges were depl.on stns.for subseq.recovery
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: deployment cruise.Curr.meters and tide gauges were depl.on stns.for subseq.recovery
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: activity duration in days = 13
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
18  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.
5488821978-03-24 19:40  — 1978-03-24 19:42 51° 18' 15" N  5° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548882
5488941978-03-24 22:11  — 1978-03-24 22:14 51° 31' 43" N  5° 45' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548894
5489011978-03-25 02:04  — 1978-03-25 02:06 51° 44' 55" N  6° 16' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548901
5489131978-03-25 05:28  — 1978-03-25 05:30 52° 0' 9" N  6° 44' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548913
5489251978-03-25 09:35  — 1978-03-25 09:36 51° 45' 33" N  6° 39' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548925
5489371978-03-25 11:29  — 1978-03-25 11:31 51° 32' 46" N  6° 33' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548937
5489491978-03-26 21:44  — 1978-03-26 21:46 50° 55' 28" N  5° 15' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548949
5489501978-03-27 09:21  — 1978-03-27 09:24 50° 32' 8" N  6° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548950
5489621978-03-27 13:05  — 1978-03-27 13:07 50° 25' 52" N  6° 28' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548962
5489741978-03-27 16:11  — 1978-03-27 16:13 50° 23' 28" N  6° 38' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548974
5489861978-03-27 18:44  — 1978-03-27 18:46 50° 24' 19" N  6° 40' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548986
5489981978-03-30 06:46  — 1978-03-30 06:48 51° 26' 30" N  7° 50' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 548998
5490011978-03-30 10:16  — 1978-03-30 10:18 50° 58' 2" N  7° 35' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549001
5490131978-03-30 14:54  — 1978-03-30 14:56 50° 31' 16" N  7° 32' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549013
5490251978-03-30 18:29  — 1978-03-30 18:31 50° 15' 42" N  7° 52' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549025
5490371978-03-31 06:32  — 1978-03-31 06:34 49° 36' 38" N  8° 41' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549037
5490491978-04-01 13:36  — 1978-04-01 13:38 48° 55' 10" N  9° 19' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549049
5490501978-04-02 08:48  — 1978-04-02 08:52 47° 49' 52" N  10° 19' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549050