Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH22

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH22
Cruise period1987-11-23 — 1987-12-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCampbeltown, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To work CTD sections across the Scottish continental shelf between the North Channel and Cape Wrath, including part of the Ellett Line, with radiocaesium sampling for MAFF and the Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre upon a number of sections.
2. To service the SMBA current meter mooring in the Tiree Passage (mooring Y) and to lay moorings in the Little Minch (V and W) and to the west of Lewis (X).
3. To deploy a satellite-tracked drogue over a number of 25-hr periods at locations in the coastal current, and to obtain acoustic doppler current profiles over similar periods of time.
4. To convey a Cambridge Dept. of Zoology party from St Kilda to Oban at the end of the cruise.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH22 cruise report ch22_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Scotland/ North Channel - Cape Wrath
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH22 cruise track — trk3326.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 135
Description: 113 bottom
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 113
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: 10 deployed
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: ADCP measurements made throughout the cruise.
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: satellite tracked drogue
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 71
Description: samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
112  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.
2524601987-12-02 22:27 56° 51' 0" N  7° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252460
2524721987-12-02 23:22 56° 51' 0" N  6° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252472
2524841987-12-03 00:35 57° 0' 0" N  6° 51' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252484
2524961987-12-03 02:00 57° 9' 59" N  6° 43' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252496
2525031987-12-03 02:49 57° 9' 59" N  6° 51' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252503
2525151987-12-03 03:35 57° 9' 59" N  7° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252515
2525271987-12-03 04:23 57° 10' 5" N  7° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252527
2524111987-12-02 06:25 57° 27' 41" N  7° 40' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252411
2524231987-12-02 07:47 57° 31' 23" N  7° 57' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252423
2524351987-12-02 09:06 57° 34' 59" N  8° 15' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252435
2524471987-12-02 20:13 56° 51' 0" N  7° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252447
2524591987-12-02 21:29 56° 51' 0" N  7° 9' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252459
2518981987-11-29 19:00 56° 47' 59" N  5° 56' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251898
2519051987-11-29 19:50 56° 49' 30" N  6° 5' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251905
2519171987-11-29 20:39 56° 51' 29" N  6° 12' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251917
2519291987-11-29 21:36 56° 53' 53" N  6° 20' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251929
2519301987-11-29 22:25 56° 56' 29" N  6° 29' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251930
2519421987-11-29 23:15 56° 58' 59" N  6° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251942
2519541987-11-30 00:20 57° 2' 17" N  6° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251954
2519661987-11-30 01:16 57° 5' 24" N  7° 0' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251966
2519781987-11-30 02:13 57° 8' 17" N  7° 10' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251978
2519911987-11-30 04:03 57° 6' 17" N  6° 44' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251991
2520051987-11-30 05:00 57° 10' 23" N  6° 38' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252005
2520171987-11-30 05:48 57° 13' 30" N  6° 34' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252017
2520291987-11-30 06:27 57° 15' 59" N  6° 33' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252029
2520301987-11-30 07:03 57° 18' 47" N  6° 32' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252030
2520421987-11-30 10:51 57° 35' 29" N  7° 4' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252042
2520541987-11-30 11:33 57° 35' 6" N  6° 59' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252054
2520661987-11-30 12:19 57° 33' 59" N  6° 53' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252066
2520781987-11-30 12:56 57° 32' 59" N  6° 48' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252078
2520911987-11-30 13:31 57° 32' 11" N  6° 44' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252091
2521091987-11-30 14:04 57° 30' 59" N  6° 40' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252109
2521101987-11-30 17:52 57° 52' 53" N  6° 35' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252110
2521221987-11-30 18:39 57° 50' 53" N  6° 29' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252122
2521341987-11-30 19:39 57° 48' 59" N  6° 24' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252134
2521461987-11-30 20:26 57° 46' 59" N  6° 19' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252146
2521581987-11-30 21:38 57° 45' 0" N  6° 13' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252158
2521711987-11-30 22:20 57° 42' 59" N  6° 7' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252171
2521831987-11-30 23:03 57° 42' 59" N  6° 1' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252183
2521951987-11-30 23:45 57° 42' 59" N  5° 54' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252195
2522021987-12-01 00:28 57° 42' 59" N  5° 48' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252202
2522141987-12-01 04:40 58° 17' 23" N  5° 18' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252214
2522261987-12-01 05:50 58° 16' 59" N  5° 29' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252226
2522381987-12-01 06:49 58° 16' 59" N  5° 39' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252238
2522511987-12-01 07:55 58° 16' 59" N  5° 49' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252251
2522631987-12-01 08:53 58° 16' 53" N  6° 0' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252263
2522751987-12-01 09:50 58° 16' 53" N  6° 10' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252275
2522871987-12-01 12:20 58° 33' 59" N  6° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252287
2522991987-12-01 13:06 58° 37' 59" N  6° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252299
2523061987-12-01 13:57 58° 42' 54" N  6° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252306
2523181987-12-01 14:55 58° 47' 59" N  6° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252318
2523311987-12-01 20:42 58° 4' 30" N  7° 10' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252331
2523431987-12-01 21:15 58° 5' 29" N  7° 14' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252343
2523551987-12-01 21:52 58° 6' 59" N  7° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252355
2523671987-12-01 22:42 58° 9' 47" N  7° 26' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252367
2523791987-12-01 23:24 58° 10' 29" N  7° 32' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252379
2523801987-12-02 00:08 58° 12' 17" N  7° 39' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252380
2523921987-12-02 00:48 58° 13' 59" N  7° 46' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252392
2518371987-11-29 00:49 56° 0' 59" N  6° 40' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251837
2518491987-11-29 01:42 56° 4' 59" N  6° 46' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251849
2518501987-11-29 02:33 56° 8' 59" N  6° 52' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251850
2518621987-11-29 03:22 56° 12' 59" N  6° 59' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251862
2518741987-11-29 04:14 56° 16' 53" N  7° 5' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251874
2518861987-11-29 16:02 56° 37' 35" N  6° 24' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251886
2513271987-11-24 18:14 56° 44' 11" N  6° 27' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251327
2513391987-11-24 20:32 56° 43' 59" N  6° 44' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251339
2513401987-11-24 21:41 56° 44' 5" N  7° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251340
2513521987-11-25 00:24 56° 43' 47" N  7° 20' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251352
2513641987-11-26 00:33 59° 0' 35" N  7° 30' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251364
2513761987-11-26 01:30 58° 58' 41" N  7° 26' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251376
2513881987-11-26 02:44 58° 53' 47" N  7° 17' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251388
2514071987-11-26 03:57 58° 48' 41" N  7° 5' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251407
2514191987-11-26 05:14 58° 43' 30" N  6° 54' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251419
2514201987-11-26 06:28 58° 38' 35" N  6° 44' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251420
2514321987-11-26 07:41 58° 33' 36" N  6° 33' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251432
2514441987-11-26 08:54 58° 28' 30" N  6° 23' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251444
2514561987-11-26 15:13 58° 4' 17" N  7° 10' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251456
2514681987-11-26 16:06 58° 6' 59" N  7° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251468
2514811987-11-26 17:57 58° 10' 29" N  7° 32' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251481
2514931987-11-26 19:16 58° 13' 59" N  7° 46' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251493
2515001987-11-26 20:46 58° 18' 29" N  8° 3' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251500
2515121987-11-26 22:10 58° 22' 59" N  8° 20' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251512
2515241987-11-26 23:39 58° 27' 29" N  8° 36' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251524
2515361987-11-27 01:11 58° 31' 53" N  8° 53' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251536
2515481987-11-27 06:16 57° 52' 11" N  9° 35' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251548
2515611987-11-27 07:51 57° 47' 47" N  9° 20' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251561
2515731987-11-27 09:02 57° 45' 29" N  9° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251573
2515851987-11-27 10:27 57° 42' 0" N  8° 50' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251585
2515971987-11-27 11:54 57° 38' 29" N  8° 33' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251597
2516041987-11-27 16:28 57° 2' 53" N  9° 13' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251604
2516161987-11-27 17:48 56° 59' 53" N  8° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251616
2516281987-11-27 19:36 56° 57' 5" N  8° 46' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251628
2516411987-11-27 21:01 56° 52' 59" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251641
2516531987-11-27 22:33 56° 50' 11" N  8° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251653
2516651987-11-28 00:12 56° 47' 5" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251665
2516771987-11-28 02:07 56° 43' 47" N  7° 39' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251677
2516891987-11-28 03:02 56° 43' 53" N  7° 30' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251689
2516901987-11-28 05:33 56° 23' 59" N  7° 40' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251690
2517081987-11-28 08:09 56° 6' 0" N  7° 49' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251708
2517211987-11-28 10:56 55° 45' 54" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251721
2517331987-11-28 12:25 55° 45' 59" N  7° 41' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251733
2517451987-11-28 15:03 55° 45' 59" N  7° 28' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251745
2517571987-11-28 16:15 55° 45' 54" N  7° 16' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251757
2517691987-11-28 17:20 55° 45' 59" N  7° 3' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251769
2517701987-11-28 18:33 55° 45' 59" N  6° 55' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251770
2517821987-11-28 20:13 55° 46' 5" N  6° 46' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251782
2517941987-11-28 21:08 55° 45' 59" N  6° 37' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251794
2518011987-11-28 22:02 55° 45' 54" N  6° 30' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251801
2518131987-11-28 23:04 55° 52' 59" N  6° 28' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251813
2518251987-11-28 23:57 55° 57' 0" N  6° 34' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251825
2513031987-11-24 15:03 56° 40' 12" N  6° 8' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251303
2513151987-11-24 17:10 56° 40' 59" N  6° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 251315
2  Savonius rotor current meter
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
2492801987-11-29 14:30:06  — 1988-02-07 08:30:18 56° 37' 48" N  6° 24' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 249280
2492921987-11-29 14:30:06  — 1988-02-07 08:30:30 56° 37' 48" N  6° 24' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 249292