Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH9B/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH9B/80
Cruise period1980-05-31 — 1980-06-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To service the current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Accomplished.
(2) To redeploy the current meter mooring at 57° 17 min N, 10 deg, 21 min W. Accomplished.
(3) To service the IOS Bidston tide gauge mooring at 57° 14 min N, 10° 4 min W. Mooring recovered.
(4) To measure temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen at stations on the Scottish continental shelf. A CTD grid comprising four E-W sections from 56.5N to 58N to the west of the Hebrides, with the southernmost section extending further east as far as Mull.
(5) To measure chlorophyll concentrations in surface water along-track and at stations on the Scottish continental shelf. Accomplished with stations on the CTD grid.
(6) To collect large volume surface water samples for radiocaesium analysis at standard stations across the Scottish shelf. Accomplished
Chief scientistAnton Edwards (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH9B/80 cruise report ch9aandb_80.pdf — access key 'C' (0.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificScottish Cont. Shelf
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH9B/80 cruise track — trk2572.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 42
Description: S surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 36
Description: noisy salinity
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: 25 days
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: 1 station
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 22
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 11
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 22
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 17
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
36  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.
1897661980-06-02 21:28 57° 17' 59" N  8° 37' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189766
1897781980-06-02 23:40 57° 13' 53" N  8° 20' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189778
1897911980-06-03 01:47 57° 10' 29" N  8° 3' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189791
1898091980-06-03 03:35 57° 6' 35" N  7° 48' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189809
1898101980-06-03 06:00 57° 19' 5" N  7° 36' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189810
1898221980-06-03 07:30 57° 27' 11" N  7° 42' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189822
1898341980-06-03 10:20 57° 31' 53" N  7° 58' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189834
1898461980-06-03 12:10 57° 33' 5" N  8° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189846
1898581980-06-03 14:20 57° 37' 17" N  8° 31' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189858
1898711980-06-03 16:38 57° 42' 17" N  8° 51' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189871
1898831980-06-03 18:47 57° 45' 23" N  9° 7' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189883
1898951980-06-03 20:47 57° 48' 29" N  9° 21' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189895
1899021980-06-04 00:36 57° 43' 5" N  9° 12' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189902
1899141980-06-04 02:40 57° 49' 35" N  9° 4' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189914
1899261980-06-04 05:00 57° 56' 42" N  8° 54' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189926
1899381980-06-04 07:00 58° 3' 53" N  8° 45' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189938
1899511980-06-04 08:35 58° 10' 5" N  8° 34' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189951
1899631980-06-04 11:05 58° 21' 47" N  8° 42' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189963
1899751980-06-04 13:14 58° 15' 0" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189975
1899871980-06-04 15:11 58° 8' 35" N  8° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189987
1899991980-06-04 17:11 58° 2' 59" N  7° 57' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189999
1900001980-06-04 19:10 57° 56' 47" N  7° 42' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 190000
1896251980-06-01 00:03 56° 40' 53" N  6° 16' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189625
1896371980-06-01 02:41 56° 43' 35" N  6° 45' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189637
1896491980-06-01 03:59 56° 43' 17" N  7° 1' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189649
1896501980-06-01 06:00 56° 43' 53" N  7° 19' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189650
1896621980-06-01 08:08 56° 43' 53" N  7° 41' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189662
1896741980-06-01 10:20 56° 46' 59" N  8° 0' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189674
1896861980-06-01 12:21 56° 50' 24" N  8° 19' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189686
1896981980-06-01 13:27 56° 52' 48" N  8° 29' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189698
1897051980-06-01 15:26 56° 56' 53" N  8° 47' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189705
1897171980-06-01 16:55 56° 58' 59" N  8° 59' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189717
1897291980-06-01 21:19 57° 6' 54" N  9° 3' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189729
1897301980-06-01 22:51 57° 14' 24" N  9° 8' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189730
1897421980-06-02 16:32 57° 24' 53" N  9° 11' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189742
1897541980-06-02 19:55 57° 21' 17" N  8° 54' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 189754