Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH16/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH16/79
Cruise period1979-10-28 — 1979-11-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouth Shields, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To service current meter moorings at SMBA stations F, M (deep water) and R (shelf edge). Moorings recovered, but not relaid.
(2) To service IOS moorings at four stations in the northern Rockall Channel. Stations could not be visited due to bad weather.
(3) To work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section plus additional CTD sections in the northern Rockall Channel. Stations O to T worked, covering from the slope and outer Hebridean continental shelf plus two sections across the Little Minch and North Minch.
(4) Collect large volume surface water samples for radiocaesium analysis with CTD profiles on the sampling stations. Accomplished with CTD profiles on nine of the ten stations.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH16/79 cruise report ch16_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH16/79 cruise track — trk2345.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 56
Description: S surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 40
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 4x172 and 2x54 days
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: surface water samples taken for radio-caesium analysis.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
40  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.
963321979-11-02 11:22 57° 44' 24" N  6° 13' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96332
963441979-11-02 12:07 57° 41' 42" N  6° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96344
963561979-11-02 12:47 57° 43' 11" N  6° 7' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96356
963681979-11-02 13:50 57° 43' 11" N  6° 0' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96368
963811979-11-02 14:26 57° 43' 11" N  5° 56' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96381
963931979-11-02 14:58 57° 43' 11" N  5° 53' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96393
964001979-11-05 11:21 58° 9' 11" N  6° 19' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96400
964121979-11-05 12:01 58° 8' 11" N  6° 16' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96412
959801979-10-29 04:33 56° 44' 11" N  6° 27' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95980
959921979-10-29 06:18 56° 44' 11" N  6° 45' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95992
960061979-10-29 07:38 56° 43' 59" N  6° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96006
960181979-10-29 09:21 56° 43' 59" N  7° 10' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96018
960311979-10-29 11:16 56° 44' 5" N  7° 39' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96031
960431979-10-29 13:20 56° 46' 41" N  8° 0' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96043
960551979-10-29 15:31 56° 50' 47" N  8° 20' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96055
960671979-10-29 16:48 56° 52' 23" N  8° 28' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96067
960791979-10-29 18:34 56° 57' 11" N  8° 47' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96079
960801979-10-29 19:52 57° 0' 11" N  9° 0' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96080
960921979-10-29 21:14 57° 3' 23" N  9° 14' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96092
961111979-10-29 22:34 57° 6' 54" N  9° 24' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96111
961231979-10-30 08:07 57° 8' 59" N  9° 42' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96123
961351979-11-01 14:22 57° 35' 29" N  7° 3' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96135
961471979-11-01 15:10 57° 34' 53" N  6° 59' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96147
961591979-11-01 16:08 57° 33' 41" N  6° 53' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96159
961601979-11-01 16:56 57° 32' 59" N  6° 48' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96160
961721979-11-01 17:44 57° 32' 11" N  6° 44' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96172
961841979-11-01 18:27 57° 31' 5" N  6° 40' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96184
961961979-11-01 20:31 57° 35' 41" N  7° 4' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96196
962031979-11-01 21:15 57° 34' 53" N  6° 59' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96203
962151979-11-01 21:56 57° 33' 47" N  6° 53' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96215
962271979-11-01 22:37 57° 32' 59" N  6° 48' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96227
962391979-11-01 23:15 57° 32' 11" N  6° 44' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96239
962401979-11-01 23:50 57° 30' 59" N  6° 40' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96240
962521979-11-02 02:10 57° 45' 0" N  6° 46' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96252
962641979-11-02 03:05 57° 43' 11" N  6° 39' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96264
962761979-11-02 03:58 57° 41' 29" N  6° 32' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96276
962881979-11-02 08:09 57° 52' 17" N  6° 34' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96288
963071979-11-02 08:52 57° 50' 17" N  6° 29' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96307
963191979-11-02 09:49 57° 47' 53" N  6° 23' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96319
963201979-11-02 10:23 57° 46' 35" N  6° 18' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96320