Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH12/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH12/82
Cruise period1982-08-16 — 1982-08-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To deploy current meter, pressure gauge and thermistor chain moorings along four sections across the Scottish Continental Slope between 57N and 59N. Acomplished with the exception of one mooring.
(2) To work CTD profiles along these four sections. Accomplished, but salinity data are reported as noisy due to a faulty counter.
(3) To measure bathymetric profiles along these sections. Accomplished.
(4) To service SMBA moorings at M and the Tiree Passage and recover moorings from stations P and R. Not possible due to bad weather.
(5) To collect large-volume samples for radiocaesium analysis on stations across the Scottish shelf from the Sound of Mull. Seven of ten stations sampled.
Chief scientistDavid Booth (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
ProjectCONSLEX (Continental Slope Experiment)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH12/82 cruise report ch12_82.pdf — access key 'C' (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN. & W. of Scotland
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH12/82 cruise track — trk2773.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: much of the salinity data is noisy due to a faulty counter.
Subsurface temperature measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 16
Description: 38 c.m. laid;228 days
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Description: 7 pressure gauges laid;1 recovered
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: water samples collected for radio-caesium analysis.
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.
1867201982-08-27 13:38 59° 38' 47" N  6° 0' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186720
1867321982-08-28 08:18 57° 57' 23" N  8° 49' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186732
1867441982-08-28 14:02 58° 0' 11" N  9° 8' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186744
1865721982-08-21 14:22 57° 20' 53" N  9° 5' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186572
1865841982-08-21 16:47 57° 19' 47" N  9° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186584
1865961982-08-21 21:02 57° 19' 53" N  9° 28' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186596
1866031982-08-22 02:35 57° 18' 59" N  9° 35' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186603
1866151982-08-22 04:17 57° 18' 53" N  9° 43' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186615
1866271982-08-22 13:47 57° 18' 59" N  9° 53' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186627
1866391982-08-22 23:40 58° 11' 23" N  9° 57' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186639
1866401982-08-23 03:33 58° 6' 59" N  9° 42' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186640
1866521982-08-23 07:06 58° 5' 41" N  9° 33' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186652
1866641982-08-23 18:37 59° 11' 35" N  7° 41' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186664
1866761982-08-23 20:18 59° 8' 59" N  7° 39' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186676
1866881982-08-23 23:57 59° 4' 59" N  7° 29' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186688
1867071982-08-24 03:15 59° 0' 11" N  7° 23' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186707
1867191982-08-27 10:13 59° 46' 5" N  6° 10' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186719
1865601982-08-20 00:45 57° 23' 53" N  8° 31' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 186560