Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH42

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH42
Cruise period1988-12-15 — 1988-12-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To define the spatial and temporal characteristics of the plume of water originating from the Humber Estuary and the Wash by repetetive sampling for selected conservative and non-conservative constituents around a grid enclosing the plume.
2. To determine the transport pathways for non-conservative constituents in relation to suspended particle/water exchanges through controlled experiments on board the research vessel.
3. To characterise the transfers of nutrient and metal species across the sediment/water interface by controlled on-board incubations of undisturbed cores collected from within the survey area.
Chief scientistAlan W Morris (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
ProjectNERC North Sea Project
Coordinating bodyNERC
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH42 cruise report ch42_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificHumber Estuary and adjacent coast
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH42 cruise track — ch42_88track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 76
Chemical oceanography 
Oxygen
Phosphate
Nitrate
Nitrite
Silicate
Trace elementsQuantity: number of samples = 87
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 47
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
76  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8137931988-12-20 19:18 53° 32' 7" N  1° 5' 23" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813793
8138001988-12-20 20:47 53° 30' 51" N  0° 51' 49" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813800
8138121988-12-20 21:52 53° 27' 8" N  0° 45' 18" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813812
8138241988-12-20 22:56 53° 31' 55" N  0° 39' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813824
8138361988-12-20 23:50 53° 35' 33" N  0° 34' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813836
8138481988-12-21 01:00 53° 39' 43" N  0° 30' 2" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813848
8138611988-12-21 01:46 53° 34' 41" N  0° 28' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813861
8138731988-12-21 02:35 53° 30' 16" N  0° 25' 0" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813873
8138851988-12-21 03:53 53° 35' 19" N  0° 16' 31" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813885
8138971988-12-21 04:49 53° 40' 10" N  0° 9' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813897
8139041988-12-21 12:15 53° 32' 59" N  0° 6' 18" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813904
8139161988-12-21 13:04 53° 32' 56" N  0° 6' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813916
8139281988-12-21 13:56 53° 33' 0" N  0° 6' 14" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813928
8139411988-12-21 14:54 53° 33' 6" N  0° 6' 15" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813941
8139531988-12-21 15:55 53° 33' 6" N  0° 6' 15" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813953
8139651988-12-21 17:00 53° 33' 10" N  0° 6' 18" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813965
8139771988-12-21 17:57 53° 33' 3" N  0° 6' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813977
8139891988-12-21 18:55 53° 33' 16" N  0° 6' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813989
8139901988-12-21 19:54 53° 33' 5" N  0° 6' 22" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 813990
8140041988-12-21 20:54 53° 33' 4" N  0° 6' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814004
8140161988-12-21 22:04 53° 33' 7" N  0° 6' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814016
8140281988-12-21 23:04 53° 33' 15" N  0° 6' 22" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814028
8140411988-12-22 00:04 53° 33' 9" N  0° 6' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814041
8140531988-12-22 01:01 53° 32' 59" N  0° 6' 8" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814053
8140651988-12-22 02:01 53° 33' 3" N  0° 6' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814065
8140771988-12-22 03:00 53° 33' 7" N  0° 6' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814077
8140891988-12-22 04:00 53° 33' 16" N  0° 6' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814089
8140901988-12-22 05:06 53° 33' 17" N  0° 6' 16" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814090
8141081988-12-22 06:04 53° 33' 2" N  0° 6' 25" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814108
8141211988-12-22 07:04 53° 33' 15" N  0° 6' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814121
8141331988-12-22 08:02 53° 33' 1" N  0° 6' 21" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814133
8141451988-12-22 09:04 53° 33' 4" N  0° 6' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814145
8141571988-12-22 10:01 53° 33' 7" N  0° 6' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814157
8141691988-12-22 11:00 53° 32' 59" N  0° 6' 25" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814169
8141701988-12-22 12:03 53° 32' 58" N  0° 6' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814170
8141821988-12-22 13:02 53° 33' 1" N  0° 6' 16" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814182
8141941988-12-22 18:19 53° 24' 20" N  0° 55' 4" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814194
8142011988-12-22 21:31 52° 59' 50" N  1° 18' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814201
8142131988-12-22 22:41 53° 0' 27" N  1° 30' 25" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814213
8142251988-12-23 01:57 53° 24' 33" N  1° 4' 28" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814225
8142371988-12-23 06:29 53° 49' 1" N  0° 38' 0" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814237
8142491988-12-23 08:28 53° 49' 3" N  0° 22' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814249
8142501988-12-23 10:20 53° 49' 2" N  0° 2' 53" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814250
8142621988-12-23 13:47 53° 24' 29" N  0° 28' 36" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814262
8142741988-12-23 16:01 53° 3' 4" N  0° 27' 41" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814274
8142861988-12-23 20:43 52° 59' 57" N  1° 3' 33" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814286
8142981988-12-23 22:40 53° 0' 13" N  1° 31' 2" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814298
8143051988-12-24 10:02 53° 49' 7" N  0° 2' 55" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814305
8143171988-12-24 13:50 53° 24' 34" N  0° 28' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814317
8143291988-12-24 15:53 53° 25' 38" N  0° 53' 0" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814329
8143301988-12-27 11:06 53° 32' 34" N  0° 5' 55" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814330
8143421988-12-27 12:05 53° 32' 36" N  0° 5' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814342
8143541988-12-27 13:03 53° 32' 35" N  0° 5' 59" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814354
8143661988-12-27 14:02 53° 32' 32" N  0° 5' 55" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814366
8143781988-12-27 15:01 53° 32' 34" N  0° 5' 53" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814378
8143911988-12-27 16:06 53° 32' 33" N  0° 5' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814391
8144091988-12-27 17:02 53° 32' 39" N  0° 5' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814409
8144101988-12-27 18:04 53° 32' 35" N  0° 5' 49" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814410
8144221988-12-27 19:07 53° 32' 38" N  0° 5' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814422
8144341988-12-27 20:04 53° 32' 38" N  0° 5' 51" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814434
8144461988-12-27 21:03 53° 32' 39" N  0° 5' 53" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814446
8144581988-12-27 22:04 53° 32' 37" N  0° 5' 53" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814458
8144711988-12-27 23:03 53° 32' 35" N  0° 5' 53" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814471
8144831988-12-28 00:05 53° 32' 36" N  0° 5' 55" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814483
8144951988-12-28 01:02 53° 32' 32" N  0° 5' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814495
8145021988-12-28 02:01 53° 32' 34" N  0° 5' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814502
8145141988-12-28 03:01 53° 32' 32" N  0° 5' 55" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814514
8145261988-12-28 04:02 53° 32' 35" N  0° 5' 51" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814526
8145381988-12-28 05:02 53° 32' 37" N  0° 5' 51" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814538
8145511988-12-28 06:02 53° 32' 36" N  0° 5' 49" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814551
8145631988-12-28 07:03 53° 32' 38" N  0° 5' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814563
8145751988-12-28 08:02 53° 32' 37" N  0° 5' 49" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814575
8145871988-12-28 09:02 53° 32' 35" N  0° 5' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814587
8145991988-12-28 10:03 53° 32' 39" N  0° 5' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814599
8146061988-12-28 11:01 53° 32' 39" N  0° 5' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814606
8146181988-12-28 12:05 53° 32' 28" N  0° 5' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 814618
1  Meteorological data logger
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9530531988-12-15 13:49  — 1988-12-28 13:51 52° 34' 18" N  0° 3' 46" W — 53° 59' 37" N  2° 23' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 953053
1  Pumped water sample
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13620471988-12-22 14:32  — 1988-12-26 21:27 52° 59' 42" N  0° 8' 54" E — 53° 49' 6" N  1° 30' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1362047
1  Ship's non-toxic supply
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9530651988-12-15 13:49  — 1988-12-28 13:51 52° 34' 18" N  0° 3' 46" W — 53° 59' 37" N  2° 23' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 953065
1  Single-beam echosounder
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9530411988-12-15 13:49  — 1988-12-28 13:51 52° 34' 18" N  0° 3' 46" W — 53° 59' 37" N  2° 23' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 953041
Discrete samples 
54  All plastic clean surface pumped supplyDissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Particulate metal concentrations in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Total metal concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
9  Box coreRedox potential in sediment
Sediment water content, porosity and surface area
Carbon concentrations in sediment
Metadata parameters
Nutrient fluxes between the bed and the water column
Metal fluxes between the bed and the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Sediment grain size parameters
Nutrient concentrations in sediment pore waters
Nitrogen concentrations in sediment
Metal concentrations in sediment pore waters
Geological sample density
76  CTD frame plus rosette samplerDissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Particulate metal concentrations in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Total metal concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column