Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH99

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH99
Cruise period1992-12-07 — 1992-12-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
ObjectivesBiogeochemical survey of the east coast of the United Kingdom between Great Yarmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Reconnaissance cruise to finalise the survey grids and stations for the LOIS RACS cruises.
Chief scientistAlan W Morris (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
ProjectLOIS - RACS
Coordinating bodyNERC
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificUK coastal zone, from Great Yarmouth to Berwick on Tweed
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH99 cruise track — trk3795.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 90
Description: Vertical CTD profiles
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 1000
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: track kilometres = 1000
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 90
Description: Vertical CTD profiles
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 1000
Description: Shipborne ADCP
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 90
Description: Vertical CTD profiles
PhosphateQuantity: track kilometres = 1000
NitrateQuantity: track kilometres = 1000
NitriteQuantity: track kilometres = 1000
SilicateQuantity: track kilometres = 1000
Trace elementsQuantity: number of samples = 150
Description: samples from non-toxic supply filtered and analysed for aluminium
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 25
Description: samples for laboratory analysis of caesium-137
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of experiments = 9
Description: incubated onboard in microcosm,nutrient transfer rates,sediment-water interface
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: core samples: pore water analysis for nutrients,sulphate,sediment porosity,C,N
Contamination 
Trace metalsDescription: clean chemistry sampling for suspended particulate material; metal analysis
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: as above, by analysis for metals, samples collected by box cores
Petroleum residuesQuantity: number of samples = 38
Description: day grab samples, fine fraction separated for lab. analysis of PCBs and PAHs.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: sieved box cores for benthic faunal occurrence
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
89  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
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

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8444291992-12-14 03:03 53° 32' 25" N  0° 16' 40" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844429
8444301992-12-14 04:09 53° 28' 16" N  0° 23' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844430
8444421992-12-14 05:30 53° 31' 29" N  0° 36' 46" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844442
8444541992-12-15 20:58 53° 35' 45" N  0° 2' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844454
8444661992-12-15 21:28 53° 35' 43" N  0° 2' 8" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844466
8444781992-12-16 03:01 53° 35' 40" N  0° 2' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844478
8444911992-12-16 03:32 53° 35' 40" N  0° 2' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844491
8445091992-12-16 04:32 53° 35' 43" N  0° 2' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844509
8445101992-12-16 05:01 53° 35' 44" N  0° 2' 8" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844510
8445221992-12-16 05:31 53° 35' 43" N  0° 2' 8" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844522
8445341992-12-16 06:00 53° 35' 43" N  0° 2' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844534
8445461992-12-16 07:32 53° 35' 43" N  0° 2' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844546
8445581992-12-16 09:29 53° 35' 43" N  0° 2' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844558
8445711992-12-12 07:29 55° 19' 55" N  1° 24' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844571
8445831992-12-12 14:07 55° 44' 41" N  1° 41' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844583
8445951992-12-12 17:44 55° 46' 58" N  1° 49' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844595
8446021992-12-12 23:02 55° 54' 49" N  1° 54' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844602
8446141992-12-13 18:43 53° 51' 33" N  0° 1' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844614
8446261992-12-14 01:56 53° 37' 7" N  0° 24' 53" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844626
8446381992-12-15 20:29 53° 35' 43" N  0° 2' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844638
8446511992-12-15 21:58 53° 35' 44" N  0° 2' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844651
8446631992-12-15 22:27 53° 35' 44" N  0° 2' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844663
8446751992-12-15 22:58 53° 35' 41" N  0° 2' 14" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844675
8446871992-12-15 23:28 53° 35' 41" N  0° 2' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844687
8446991992-12-16 00:01 53° 35' 39" N  0° 2' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844699
8447061992-12-16 00:32 53° 35' 40" N  0° 2' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844706
8447181992-12-16 00:59 53° 35' 40" N  0° 2' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844718
8447311992-12-16 01:37 53° 35' 40" N  0° 2' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844731
8447431992-12-16 02:02 53° 35' 40" N  0° 2' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844743
8447551992-12-16 02:32 53° 35' 40" N  0° 2' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844755
8447671992-12-11 01:41 54° 17' 24" N  0° 7' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844767
8447791992-12-11 03:18 54° 17' 59" N  0° 21' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844779
8447801992-12-11 05:04 54° 26' 19" N  0° 28' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844780
8447921992-12-11 07:52 54° 40' 20" N  0° 45' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844792
8448111992-12-11 09:05 54° 38' 3" N  0° 58' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844811
8438321992-12-11 13:28 54° 41' 35" N  0° 58' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843832
8438441992-12-07 20:11 53° 4' 27" N  0° 59' 31" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843844
8438561992-12-09 15:05 53° 32' 46" N  0° 6' 16" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843856
8438681992-12-09 16:05 53° 32' 46" N  0° 6' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843868
8438811992-12-09 16:58 53° 32' 47" N  0° 6' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843881
8438931992-12-09 18:00 53° 32' 46" N  0° 6' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843893
8439001992-12-09 18:59 53° 32' 49" N  0° 6' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843900
8439121992-12-09 20:03 53° 32' 44" N  0° 6' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843912
8439241992-12-09 21:01 53° 32' 43" N  0° 6' 14" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843924
8439361992-12-09 21:59 53° 32' 43" N  0° 6' 15" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843936
8439481992-12-09 22:58 53° 32' 43" N  0° 6' 14" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843948
8439611992-12-10 02:00 53° 32' 46" N  0° 6' 8" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843961
8439731992-12-10 03:00 53° 32' 44" N  0° 6' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843973
8439851992-12-10 04:03 53° 32' 45" N  0° 6' 4" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843985
8439971992-12-10 06:00 53° 32' 46" N  0° 6' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 843997
8440001992-12-10 07:00 53° 32' 44" N  0° 6' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844000
8440121992-12-10 22:05 54° 3' 9" N  0° 2' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844012
8440241992-12-10 23:09 54° 8' 51" N  0° 3' 29" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844024
8440361992-12-16 06:32 53° 35' 43" N  0° 2' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844036
8440481992-12-16 06:59 53° 35' 43" N  0° 2' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844048
8440611992-12-16 08:02 53° 35' 43" N  0° 2' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844061
8440731992-12-16 08:32 53° 35' 44" N  0° 2' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844073
8440851992-12-16 09:00 53° 35' 44" N  0° 2' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844085
8440971992-12-16 11:39 53° 35' 41" N  0° 2' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844097
8441041992-12-10 01:02 53° 32' 43" N  0° 6' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844104
8441161992-12-10 05:00 53° 32' 46" N  0° 6' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844116
8441281992-12-10 08:22 53° 32' 43" N  0° 6' 15" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844128
8441411992-12-11 00:45 54° 11' 34" N  0° 12' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844141
8441531992-12-11 06:20 54° 32' 59" N  0° 31' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844153
8441651992-12-11 14:31 54° 44' 54" N  1° 4' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844165
8441771992-12-11 15:08 54° 46' 8" N  1° 0' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844177
8441891992-12-11 21:34 54° 47' 7" N  1° 15' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844189
8441901992-12-11 23:04 54° 54' 58" N  1° 16' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844190
8442081992-12-12 00:20 54° 59' 32" N  1° 11' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844208
8442211992-12-12 01:01 54° 59' 21" N  1° 11' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844221
8442331992-12-12 02:06 55° 3' 6" N  1° 22' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844233
8442451992-12-12 03:44 55° 4' 39" N  1° 16' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844245
8442571992-12-11 11:22 54° 43' 27" N  1° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844257
8442691992-12-11 12:51 54° 38' 48" N  0° 58' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844269
8442701992-12-11 10:47 54° 41' 15" N  1° 8' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844270
8442821992-12-16 04:02 53° 35' 43" N  0° 2' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844282
8442941992-12-12 04:51 55° 6' 6" N  1° 25' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844294
8443011992-12-12 06:34 55° 16' 21" N  1° 30' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844301
8443131992-12-12 11:25 55° 35' 4" N  1° 36' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844313
8443251992-12-12 12:19 55° 40' 39" N  1° 33' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844325
8443371992-12-12 15:25 55° 44' 58" N  1° 56' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844337
8443491992-12-12 17:08 55° 45' 27" N  1° 48' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844349
8443501992-12-12 18:32 55° 47' 23" N  1° 58' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844350
8443621992-12-12 20:07 55° 48' 31" N  1° 51' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844362
8443741992-12-12 21:33 55° 54' 42" N  2° 6' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844374
8443861992-12-13 01:48 55° 39' 57" N  1° 26' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844386
8443981992-12-13 17:20 53° 56' 4" N  0° 14' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844398
8444051992-12-13 19:45 53° 44' 0" N  0° 7' 31" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844405
8444171992-12-13 21:18 53° 46' 52" N  0° 25' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844417
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.
9529891992-12-07 09:15  — 1992-12-20 08:14 49° 54' 58" N  5° 52' 9" W — 55° 55' 9" N  2° 18' 18" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952989
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
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
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9529901992-12-07 09:15  — 1992-12-20 08:14 49° 54' 58" N  5° 52' 9" W — 55° 55' 9" N  2° 18' 18" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952990
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.
9529771992-12-07 09:15  — 1992-12-20 08:14 49° 54' 58" N  5° 52' 9" W — 55° 55' 9" N  2° 18' 18" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952977
Discrete samples 
11  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
Sediment grain size parameters
Nitrogen concentrations in sediment
Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance
90  CTD frame plus rosette samplerDissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Particulate metal concentrations in the water column
Radioactivity 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
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
31  Day grabGeological sample radioactivity
Sediment water content, porosity and surface area
103  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyDissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Particulate metal concentrations in the water column
Radioactivity in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
4  Settling velocity tubeParticulate metal concentrations in the water column
Radioactivity in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column