Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH14B/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH14B/80
Cruise period1980-09-19 — 1980-09-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departureOban, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To measure directional spectra of surface waves with an IOS cloverleaf buoy. Accomplished.
(2) To undertake precise bathymetric surveying west of South Uist. Accomplished.
(3) To service a current meter mooring at 57° 20.8 min N, 7° 39.5 min W. Mooring could not be located or recovered by dragging.
(4) To service a fouling experiment mooring near to this current meter mooring. New mooring deployed, but previous deployment lost.
(5) To work a CTD and oxygen/nutrients water bottle section from South Uist NW almost to 58N, 10W. Accomplished, but questions about whether the CTD had been damaged on the previous leg of the cruise.
Chief scientistAnton Edwards (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH14B/80 cruise report ch14_80.pdf — access key 'C' (0.38 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificScottish Cont. Shelf/ W.S. Uist
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH14B/80 cruise track — trk2574.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: S surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: noisy salinity
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: current meter lost
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: Fouling exp. mooring Cloverleaf buoy;directional spectra of surface waves
Instrumented wave measurementsDescription: Other Cloverleaf buoy;directional spectra of surface waves
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 7
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 7
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 7
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 36
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
9  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.
1862711980-09-21 20:32 57° 27' 59" N  7° 39' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186271
1862831980-09-21 22:45 57° 31' 59" N  7° 57' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186283
1862951980-09-22 00:45 57° 34' 59" N  8° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186295
1863021980-09-22 03:15 57° 38' 59" N  8° 33' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186302
1863141980-09-22 05:36 57° 42' 0" N  8° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186314
1863261980-09-22 10:50 57° 45' 59" N  9° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186326
1863381980-09-22 12:48 57° 48' 59" N  9° 20' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186338
1863511980-09-22 15:06 57° 52' 59" N  9° 33' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186351
1863631980-09-22 15:45 57° 55' 59" N  9° 45' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186363