Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH102

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH102
Cruise period1993-03-23 — 1993-03-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesStudy of turbulent dissipation of water column. CH102/93 (EC-Ref# 930323.0098)
Chief scientistJohn H Simpson (University of Wales, Bangor School of Ocean Sciences)
ProjectMAST 50 Profile (EC)
Coordinating bodyPOL,Bidston/CEC MAST
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, Clyde Sea
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH102 cruise track — trk3942.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 59
Description: CTDO with transmissometer and fluorometer
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 59
Description: CTDO with transmissometer and fluorometer
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: 16 cms depl. & 8 cms rec.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 4
Description: shipborne ADCP
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 300
Description: FLY II profiles of turbulent dissipation
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of samples = 77
Description: suspended matter samples for seston conc.
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of experiments = 6
Description: settling velocity measurements
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 59
Description: CTDO with transmissometer and fluorometer
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: grab samples
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters55° 37' 54" N  5° 1' 0" W — depl. 23 Mar, 4 CMs,1 Xmiss., 1 fluor., 1 t/S logger
Current meters53° 50' 30" N  4° 27' 53" W — St. IS2, depl. 25 Mar, rec. 26 Mar, 5 CMs, 2 transmiss.
Current meters53° 51' 47" N  4° 23' 17" W — St. IS1, depl. 25 Mar,rec. 26 Mar, 3 CMs
Current meters55° 43' 54" N  5° 10' 11" W — St. CS8, depl. 23 Mar, 4 CMs, 1 T/S logger