Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH97
Cruise period1992-09-25 — 1992-10-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureOban, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To collect CTD profiles and large volume water samples at standard positions between the Sound of Mull and the shelf edge West of Barra for radiocaesium studies.
2. To service the DML current meter mooring in the Tiree Passage.
3. To work the CTD stations of the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) section between the shelf-edge and Rockall to continue the Rockall Trough time series as a contribution to WOCE goal 2.
4. To work the Rockall to Malin Head CTD section for further investigation of recent water mass changes west of Britain.
5. To work shelf CTD sections in the Sea of the Hebrides and the North Channel as time permits.
6. To collect large volume water samples west of the Hebrides and samples for iodine concentration determination.
Chief scientistAnton Edwards (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
ProjectWOCE
Coordinating bodyWOCE IPO
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH97 cruise report ch97_92.pdf — access key 'C' (0.86 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNE Atlantic and Scottish continental shelf, Rockall Trough/Bank, Sea of the Hebrides, North Channel, Firth of Clyde
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH97 cruise track — trk3799.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 118
Description: oxygens rejected due to lack of calibration
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: 2 cms
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Radiocaesium sampling, Mull - shelf-edge
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 14
Description: samples for thorium analysis
Biology and fisheries 
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of cores = 6
Description: Craib corer samples
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature measurements57° 16' 0" N  10° 22' 0" W — 50m thermistor chain at ca.400m in soundings of 2236m. Deployed 27 Sept.
Current meters56° 37' 0" N  6° 24' 0" W — Mooring serviced 25 Sept. 2 cms at 11m & 22m above seabed, water depth 42m
Other physical oceanographic measurements57° 16' 0" N  10° 22' 0" W — SeaCat temperature/salinity logger, attached to thermistor chain
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
118  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
3872761992-10-04 10:29 55° 16' 54" N  5° 43' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387276
3872881992-10-04 11:13 55° 13' 5" N  5° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387288
3873071992-10-04 11:59 55° 8' 59" N  5° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387307
3873191992-10-04 12:48 55° 4' 59" N  5° 25' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387319
3873201992-10-04 13:37 55° 0' 47" N  5° 20' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387320
3873321992-10-04 14:24 54° 57' 0" N  5° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387332
3873441992-10-04 15:35 54° 47' 53" N  5° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387344
3873561992-10-04 16:04 54° 46' 18" N  5° 9' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387356
3873681992-10-04 16:37 54° 44' 53" N  5° 14' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387368
3873811992-10-04 17:27 54° 43' 11" N  5° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387381
3873931992-10-04 18:03 54° 41' 35" N  5° 25' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387393
3874001992-10-04 18:35 54° 40' 36" N  5° 28' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387400
3874121992-10-04 22:48 55° 21' 0" N  5° 4' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387412
3874241992-10-04 23:35 55° 25' 59" N  5° 1' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387424
3874361992-10-05 00:31 55° 30' 54" N  4° 58' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387436
3874481992-10-05 01:23 55° 36' 6" N  4° 58' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387448
3874611992-10-05 02:16 55° 40' 0" N  5° 4' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387461
3874731992-10-05 03:10 55° 43' 54" N  5° 10' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387473
3874851992-10-05 03:59 55° 47' 48" N  5° 14' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387485
3874971992-10-05 04:51 55° 43' 11" N  5° 19' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387497
3875041992-10-05 05:41 55° 39' 6" N  5° 26' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387504
3875161992-10-05 06:27 55° 35' 6" N  5° 25' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387516
3875281992-10-05 07:10 55° 30' 47" N  5° 25' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387528
3875411992-10-05 07:54 55° 25' 54" N  5° 26' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387541
3875531992-10-05 08:40 55° 21' 6" N  5° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387553
3875651992-10-05 09:22 55° 16' 54" N  5° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387565
3875771992-10-05 14:37 55° 29' 30" N  6° 39' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387577
3875891992-10-05 15:27 55° 34' 23" N  6° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387589
3875901992-10-05 16:36 55° 42' 17" N  6° 42' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387590
3876081992-10-05 17:38 55° 49' 30" N  6° 44' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387608
3876211992-10-05 18:32 55° 56' 17" N  6° 46' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387621
3876331992-10-05 19:26 56° 2' 59" N  6° 48' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387633
3876451992-10-05 20:22 56° 9' 47" N  6° 50' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387645
3876571992-10-05 21:12 56° 15' 47" N  6° 52' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387657
3866301992-09-28 14:57 57° 32' 30" N  12° 52' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386630
3866421992-09-28 16:48 57° 32' 53" N  13° 0' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386642
3866541992-09-28 18:26 57° 34' 0" N  13° 19' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386654
3866661992-09-28 20:55 57° 34' 59" N  13° 37' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386666
3866781992-09-28 23:06 57° 30' 0" N  13° 59' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386678
3866911992-09-29 01:25 57° 27' 29" N  14° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386691
3867091992-09-30 23:07 56° 16' 48" N  7° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386709
3867101992-09-30 23:57 56° 13' 0" N  6° 59' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386710
3867221992-10-01 00:50 56° 8' 59" N  6° 52' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386722
3867341992-10-01 01:36 56° 4' 59" N  6° 47' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386734
3867461992-10-01 02:22 56° 0' 54" N  6° 40' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386746
3867581992-10-01 03:10 55° 57' 6" N  6° 35' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386758
3867711992-10-01 03:57 55° 53' 24" N  6° 28' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386771
3867831992-10-01 07:35 55° 42' 0" N  6° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386783
3867951992-10-01 08:23 55° 37' 18" N  6° 25' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386795
3868021992-10-01 09:17 55° 32' 42" N  6° 29' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386802
3868141992-10-01 10:10 55° 28' 0" N  6° 33' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386814
3868261992-10-01 11:01 55° 23' 17" N  6° 37' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386826
3868381992-10-01 11:58 55° 18' 42" N  6° 40' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386838
3868511992-10-01 13:06 55° 13' 54" N  6° 44' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386851
3868631992-10-02 06:04 55° 46' 0" N  6° 31' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386863
3868751992-10-02 06:37 55° 46' 5" N  6° 37' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386875
3868871992-10-02 07:24 55° 46' 5" N  6° 46' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386887
3868991992-10-02 08:14 55° 46' 0" N  6° 55' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386899
3869061992-10-02 09:01 55° 46' 0" N  7° 3' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386906
3869181992-10-02 10:11 55° 46' 0" N  7° 16' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386918
3869311992-10-02 11:36 55° 46' 0" N  7° 28' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386931
3869431992-10-02 14:04 55° 46' 0" N  7° 41' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386943
3869551992-10-02 15:44 55° 45' 54" N  7° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386955
3869671992-10-02 18:00 55° 45' 54" N  8° 29' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386967
3869791992-10-02 20:19 55° 46' 0" N  9° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386979
3869801992-10-02 23:18 55° 52' 11" N  9° 26' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386980
3869921992-10-03 03:21 56° 19' 41" N  9° 15' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386992
3870061992-10-03 06:05 56° 20' 6" N  9° 0' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387006
3870181992-10-03 07:19 56° 19' 59" N  8° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387018
3870311992-10-03 08:29 56° 20' 6" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387031
3870431992-10-03 10:14 56° 19' 59" N  8° 15' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387043
3870551992-10-03 11:29 56° 20' 6" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387055
3870671992-10-03 12:51 56° 19' 59" N  7° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387067
3870791992-10-03 14:10 56° 19' 59" N  7° 30' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387079
3870801992-10-03 16:03 56° 16' 41" N  7° 5' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387080
3870921992-10-03 16:50 56° 13' 5" N  6° 58' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387092
3871111992-10-03 17:43 56° 9' 6" N  6° 52' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387111
3871231992-10-03 18:37 56° 4' 54" N  6° 47' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387123
3871351992-10-03 19:25 56° 1' 5" N  6° 40' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387135
3871471992-10-03 20:15 55° 57' 0" N  6° 34' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387147
3871591992-10-03 21:04 55° 53' 12" N  6° 28' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387159
3871601992-10-03 23:44 55° 41' 48" N  6° 22' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387160
3871721992-10-04 00:30 55° 37' 0" N  6° 25' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387172
3871841992-10-04 01:17 55° 32' 59" N  6° 30' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387184
3871961992-10-04 02:08 55° 28' 0" N  6° 32' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387196
3872031992-10-04 02:57 55° 22' 59" N  6° 37' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387203
3872151992-10-04 03:45 55° 19' 0" N  6° 40' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387215
3872271992-10-04 04:34 55° 14' 5" N  6° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387227
3872391992-10-04 07:58 55° 9' 47" N  5° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387239
3872401992-10-04 08:27 55° 11' 30" N  5° 56' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387240
3872521992-10-04 09:06 55° 13' 5" N  5° 52' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387252
3872641992-10-04 09:48 55° 15' 6" N  5° 47' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 387264
3863651992-09-25 20:29 56° 40' 0" N  6° 8' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386365
3863771992-09-25 23:37 56° 40' 59" N  6° 17' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386377
3863891992-09-26 00:31 56° 43' 59" N  6° 27' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386389
3863901992-09-26 02:42 56° 44' 5" N  6° 44' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386390
3864081992-09-26 03:53 56° 43' 47" N  6° 59' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386408
3864211992-09-26 06:50 56° 44' 30" N  7° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386421
3864331992-09-26 07:52 56° 43' 54" N  7° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386433
3864451992-09-26 08:47 56° 43' 59" N  7° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386445
3864571992-09-26 11:14 56° 46' 48" N  8° 0' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386457
3864691992-09-26 12:49 56° 50' 12" N  8° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386469
3864701992-09-26 13:54 56° 52' 59" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386470
3864821992-09-26 15:44 56° 57' 0" N  8° 46' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386482
3864941992-09-26 16:56 56° 59' 48" N  8° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386494
3865011992-09-26 21:43 57° 2' 59" N  9° 13' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386501
3865131992-09-26 23:04 57° 6' 0" N  9° 25' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386513
3865251992-09-27 01:35 57° 9' 6" N  9° 41' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386525
3865371992-09-27 05:37 57° 13' 47" N  10° 2' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386537
3865491992-09-27 08:48 57° 17' 59" N  10° 22' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386549
3865501992-09-27 19:34 57° 22' 0" N  10° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386550
3865621992-09-27 21:47 57° 23' 59" N  10° 52' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386562
3865741992-09-27 23:25 57° 26' 53" N  11° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386574
3865861992-09-28 01:01 57° 28' 0" N  11° 19' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386586
3865981992-09-28 02:44 57° 29' 5" N  11° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386598
3866051992-09-28 06:17 57° 29' 24" N  11° 50' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386605
3866171992-09-28 09:38 57° 30' 29" N  12° 15' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386617
3866291992-09-28 12:24 57° 31' 59" N  12° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 386629