Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH8/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH8/78
Cruise period1978-05-12 — 1978-05-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objective of this cruise was to recover the tide gauges, current meters and thermistor chain deployed on cruise CH5/78 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. Fourteen of seventeen moorings were successfully recovered with most instruments intact. Several CTD profiles were taken on each mooring location.
Chief scientistAlan J Harrison (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Bidston Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH8/78 cruise report ch5and8_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.83 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bay of Biscay
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH8/78 cruise track — trk2328a.html RRS Challenger CH8/78 cruise track — trk2328b.html RRS Challenger CH8/78 cruise track — trk2328c.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 48
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 9
Description: this was for the recovery on the instruments deployed on Cr.5/78
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: number of recoveries = 9
Description: this was for the recovery on the instruments deployed on Cr.5/78
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
44  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.
5491171978-05-14 06:59  — 1978-05-14 07:01 51° 27' 15" N  7° 50' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549117
5491291978-05-14 08:44  — 1978-05-14 08:46 51° 14' 58" N  7° 44' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549129
5491301978-05-14 10:23  — 1978-05-14 10:25 51° 2' 41" N  7° 38' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549130
5491421978-05-14 12:16  — 1978-05-14 12:18 50° 47' 15" N  7° 33' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549142
5491541978-05-14 14:17  — 1978-05-14 14:18 50° 31' 9" N  7° 32' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549154
5491661978-05-14 16:12  — 1978-05-14 16:13 50° 31' 21" N  7° 32' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549166
5491781978-05-16 08:03  — 1978-05-16 08:05 49° 38' 26" N  8° 33' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549178
5492581978-05-18 00:42  — 1978-05-18 00:53 48° 20' 13" N  9° 54' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549258
5492711978-05-18 02:36  — 1978-05-18 02:46 48° 32' 12" N  9° 38' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549271
5494311978-05-19 18:43  — 1978-05-19 18:48 51° 11' 41" N  6° 43' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549431
5494431978-05-19 20:18  — 1978-05-19 20:23 51° 21' 2" N  6° 31' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549443
5494551978-05-19 21:57  — 1978-05-19 22:03 51° 19' 18" N  6° 12' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549455
5494671978-05-19 23:37  — 1978-05-19 23:44 51° 17' 46" N  5° 50' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549467
5494791978-05-20 00:54  — 1978-05-20 01:02 51° 17' 17" N  5° 33' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549479
5494801978-05-20 16:22  — 1978-05-20 16:28 51° 12' 52" N  5° 19' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549480
5494921978-05-20 17:42  — 1978-05-20 17:47 51° 5' 52" N  5° 28' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549492
5495111978-05-20 19:26  — 1978-05-20 19:31 50° 55' 18" N  5° 41' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549511
5495231978-05-20 21:04  — 1978-05-20 21:10 50° 45' 9" N  5° 56' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549523
5495351978-05-21 21:33  — 1978-05-21 21:40 50° 36' 25" N  6° 10' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549535
5495471978-05-21 23:54  — 1978-05-22 00:06 50° 47' 35" N  6° 17' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549547
5491911978-05-16 16:50  — 1978-05-16 16:53 48° 55' 23" N  9° 17' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549191
5492091978-05-17 10:17  — 1978-05-17 10:21 47° 53' 12" N  10° 11' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549209
5492101978-05-17 19:27  — 1978-05-17 19:36 47° 48' 11" N  10° 18' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549210
5492221978-05-17 19:27  — 1978-05-17 19:36 47° 48' 11" N  10° 18' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549222
5492341978-05-17 21:17  — 1978-05-17 21:26 48° 1' 59" N  10° 1' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549234
5492951978-05-18 18:22  — 1978-05-18 18:32 48° 54' 54" N  9° 17' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549295
5493021978-05-18 20:31  — 1978-05-18 20:40 49° 6' 51" N  9° 3' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549302
5493631978-05-19 06:24  — 1978-05-19 06:30 50° 2' 26" N  8° 0' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549363
5493751978-05-19 08:53  — 1978-05-19 09:01 50° 18' 30" N  7° 42' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549375
5493871978-05-19 10:46  — 1978-05-19 10:51 50° 31' 9" N  7° 31' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549387
5493991978-05-19 14:10  — 1978-05-19 14:22 50° 42' 56" N  7° 15' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549399
5494061978-05-19 15:47  — 1978-05-19 15:57 50° 52' 15" N  7° 4' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549406
5494181978-05-19 17:12  — 1978-05-19 17:20 51° 1' 39" N  6° 53' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549418
5493261978-05-19 00:01  — 1978-05-19 00:07 49° 28' 4" N  8° 42' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549326
5493381978-05-19 02:04  — 1978-05-19 02:10 49° 39' 59" N  8° 28' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549338
5493511978-05-19 04:06  — 1978-05-19 04:11 49° 50' 3" N  8° 15' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549351
5492461978-05-17 23:06  — 1978-05-17 23:13 48° 9' 23" N  9° 58' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549246
5493141978-05-18 22:15  — 1978-05-18 22:24 49° 17' 7" N  8° 54' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549314
5492831978-05-18 04:53  — 1978-05-18 05:10 48° 44' 20" N  9° 28' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549283
5490621978-05-13 13:21  — 1978-05-13 13:23 51° 31' 31" N  6° 34' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549062
5490741978-05-13 16:58  — 1978-05-13 17:00 51° 19' 6" N  6° 34' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549074
5490861978-05-13 20:09  — 1978-05-13 20:11 51° 20' 44" N  6° 54' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549086
5490981978-05-13 23:11  — 1978-05-13 23:13 51° 22' 4" N  7° 12' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549098
5491051978-05-14 02:19  — 1978-05-14 02:21 51° 23' 39" N  7° 32' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 549105