Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH118A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH118A
Cruise period1995-03-31 — 1995-04-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
ObjectivesStudying fluxes of materials into and out of the coastal zone of the east coast of the UK by making a wide range of chemical and biological measurements on two station grids along the English east coast from Great Yarmouth to Berwick on Tweed.
Chief scientistRobin M H Howland (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
ProjectLOIS - RACS
Coordinating bodyNERC
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, NE coast of England from the Wash to the Tweed
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH118A cruise track — trk4076.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 9074.7999999999993
Description: surface underway
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: transmissometer attached to CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: light meters attached to CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of observations = 3
Description: CASI overflights, vertical irradiance profiles+UOR tows
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
Carbon dioxideQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: bottle samples
Carbon dioxideQuantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
PhosphateQuantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
Total - PQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: bottle samples
Total - PQuantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
NitrateQuantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
NitriteQuantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
SilicateQuantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
AlkalinityQuantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
Trace elementsQuantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: underway trace metals
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
Suspended matterQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: bottle samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: bottle samples
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: fluorometer attached to CTD
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: bottle samples
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: track kilometres = 9074.8
Description: surface underway
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 21' 0" N  0° 28' 59" E — fluorometer, transmissometer, oxygen probe, bag of scallops attached to anchor
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 15' 0" N  0° 39' 0" E — fluorometer, transmissometer, oxygen probe, bag of scallops attached to anchor
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
52  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Quality control flags
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16544811995-04-01 20:10 52° 46' 54" N  2° 12' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654481
16544931995-04-03 04:07 53° 15' 6" N  0° 39' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654493
16545001995-04-03 11:50 53° 0' 5" N  1° 4' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654500
16545121995-04-03 22:45 52° 54' 5" N  1° 30' 43" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654512
16545241995-04-04 04:14 53° 39' 21" N  0° 57' 32" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654524
16545361995-04-04 05:23 53° 45' 38" N  0° 49' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654536
16545481995-04-04 06:42 53° 53' 14" N  0° 41' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654548
16545611995-04-04 08:14 54° 1' 47" N  0° 30' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654561
16545731995-04-04 10:39 53° 51' 42" N  0° 2' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654573
16545851995-04-04 12:11 53° 43' 42" N  0° 7' 59" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654585
16545971995-04-01 22:12 52° 42' 36" N  1° 48' 53" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654597
16546041995-04-05 04:09 53° 51' 22" N  0° 1' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654604
16546161995-04-05 05:44 54° 2' 55" N  0° 4' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654616
16546281995-04-05 07:18 54° 7' 8" N  0° 14' 34" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654628
16546411995-04-05 09:31 54° 11' 14" N  0° 13' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654641
16546531995-04-05 11:20 54° 23' 4" N  0° 3' 2" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654653
16546651995-04-05 13:32 54° 23' 31" N  0° 25' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654665
16546771995-04-05 15:24 54° 38' 26" N  0° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654677
16546891995-04-05 18:02 54° 33' 23" N  0° 43' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654689
16546901995-04-05 20:07 54° 47' 53" N  0° 36' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654690
16547081995-04-05 22:18 54° 41' 22" N  1° 7' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654708
16547211995-04-06 04:12 54° 55' 51" N  1° 18' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654721
16547331995-04-06 05:54 55° 4' 53" N  1° 3' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654733
16547451995-04-06 07:23 55° 0' 44" N  1° 21' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654745
16547571995-04-06 10:10 55° 12' 47" N  1° 1' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654757
16547691995-04-06 15:07 55° 12' 28" N  1° 26' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654769
16548011995-04-06 22:37 55° 33' 58" N  1° 32' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654801
16547701995-04-06 16:50 55° 20' 23" N  1° 3' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654770
16547821995-04-06 18:49 55° 23' 16" N  1° 29' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654782
16547941995-04-06 20:29 55° 29' 26" N  1° 3' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654794
16548131995-04-07 04:15 55° 54' 41" N  1° 35' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654813
16548251995-04-02 07:26 53° 14' 37" N  0° 39' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654825
16548371995-04-07 06:17 55° 54' 45" N  2° 4' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654837
16548491995-04-07 07:32 55° 59' 46" N  2° 17' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654849
16548501995-04-07 10:01 55° 59' 52" N  1° 35' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654850
16548621995-04-07 12:49 55° 42' 0" N  1° 3' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654862
16548741995-04-07 17:59 54° 53' 42" N  0° 44' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654874
16548861995-04-07 20:08 54° 44' 59" N  0° 18' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654886
16548981995-04-07 22:28 54° 31' 25" N  0° 2' 22" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654898
16549051995-04-08 04:13 54° 7' 40" N  0° 13' 36" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654905
16549171995-04-08 13:52 53° 29' 11" N  1° 0' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654917
16549291995-04-08 16:21 53° 15' 38" N  0° 39' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654929
16549301995-04-02 09:34 53° 0' 5" N  0° 24' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654930
16549421995-04-08 22:42 53° 0' 3" N  1° 4' 5" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654942
16549541995-04-09 04:11 52° 53' 56" N  1° 30' 49" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654954
16549661995-04-10 04:14 54° 41' 57" N  1° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654966
16549781995-04-11 04:15 53° 21' 34" N  0° 28' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654978
16549911995-04-11 17:50 53° 51' 35" N  0° 2' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654991
16550051995-04-02 12:15 53° 25' 21" N  0° 45' 47" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1655005
16550171995-04-02 14:18 53° 18' 30" N  0° 21' 35" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1655017
16550291995-04-02 15:46 53° 28' 36" N  0° 23' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1655029
16550301995-04-02 17:18 53° 32' 56" N  0° 7' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1655030
54  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.
8387491995-04-03 04:06 53° 15' 6" N  0° 39' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838749
8387501995-04-01 20:06 52° 46' 54" N  2° 12' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838750
8387621995-04-01 22:04 52° 42' 36" N  1° 48' 53" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838762
8387741995-04-02 07:21 53° 14' 37" N  0° 39' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838774
8387861995-04-02 09:31 53° 0' 6" N  0° 24' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838786
8387981995-04-02 14:14 53° 18' 30" N  0° 21' 35" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838798
8388051995-04-02 15:43 53° 28' 36" N  0° 23' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838805
8388171995-04-02 17:16 53° 32' 56" N  0° 7' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838817
8388291995-04-03 11:47 53° 0' 4" N  1° 4' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838829
8388301995-04-03 13:58 53° 17' 39" N  1° 20' 44" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838830
8388421995-04-04 04:11 53° 39' 20" N  0° 57' 31" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838842
8388541995-04-04 05:19 53° 45' 38" N  0° 49' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838854
8388661995-04-04 06:39 53° 53' 14" N  0° 41' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838866
8388781995-04-04 10:37 53° 51' 42" N  0° 2' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838878
8388911995-04-04 12:08 53° 43' 42" N  0° 7' 59" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838891
8389091995-04-05 05:41 54° 2' 55" N  0° 4' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838909
8389101995-04-05 07:13 54° 7' 7" N  0° 14' 34" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838910
8389221995-04-05 09:28 54° 11' 15" N  0° 13' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838922
8389341995-04-05 15:18 54° 38' 26" N  0° 13' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838934
8389461995-04-05 17:59 54° 33' 23" N  0° 43' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838946
8389581995-04-05 22:18 54° 41' 22" N  1° 7' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838958
8389711995-04-06 04:08 54° 55' 51" N  1° 18' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838971
8389831995-04-06 07:19 55° 0' 45" N  1° 21' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838983
8389951995-04-06 10:05 55° 12' 46" N  1° 1' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838995
8390091995-04-06 15:02 55° 12' 28" N  1° 26' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 839009
8384241995-04-03 22:42 52° 54' 6" N  1° 30' 43" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838424
8384361995-04-04 08:08 54° 1' 48" N  0° 30' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838436
8384481995-04-05 04:05 53° 51' 22" N  0° 1' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838448
8384611995-04-05 13:28 54° 23' 31" N  0° 25' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838461
8384731995-04-05 20:04 54° 47' 53" N  0° 36' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838473
8384851995-04-06 05:48 55° 4' 53" N  1° 3' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838485
8384971995-04-06 18:43 55° 23' 16" N  1° 29' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838497
8385041995-04-06 20:29 55° 29' 26" N  1° 3' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838504
8385161995-04-06 22:34 55° 33' 58" N  1° 32' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838516
8385281995-04-07 04:10 55° 54' 41" N  1° 35' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838528
8385411995-04-07 06:13 55° 54' 45" N  2° 4' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838541
8385531995-04-07 07:28 55° 59' 46" N  2° 17' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838553
8385651995-04-07 09:57 55° 59' 52" N  1° 35' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838565
8385771995-04-07 12:45 55° 42' 0" N  1° 3' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838577
8385891995-04-07 18:00 54° 53' 42" N  0° 44' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838589
8385901995-04-07 20:06 54° 44' 59" N  0° 18' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838590
8386081995-04-07 22:23 54° 31' 25" N  0° 2' 22" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838608
8386211995-04-08 04:08 54° 7' 40" N  0° 13' 36" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838621
8386331995-04-08 13:53 53° 29' 10" N  1° 0' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838633
8386451995-04-08 16:18 53° 15' 38" N  0° 39' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838645
8386571995-04-08 22:39 53° 0' 3" N  1° 4' 4" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838657
8386691995-04-09 04:07 52° 53' 56" N  1° 30' 49" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838669
8386701995-04-10 04:14 54° 41' 57" N  1° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838670
8386821995-04-11 04:06 53° 21' 34" N  0° 28' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838682
8386941995-04-11 17:46 53° 51' 35" N  0° 2' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838694
8387011995-04-05 11:14 54° 23' 4" N  0° 3' 2" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838701
8387131995-04-06 16:45 55° 20' 23" N  1° 3' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838713
8387251995-04-02 05:09 53° 4' 51" N  0° 59' 9" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838725
8387371995-04-02 12:12 53° 25' 20" N  0° 45' 47" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 838737
1  Meteorological data logger
Solar Radiation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Solar Radiation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9523381995-03-31 07:08  — 1995-04-13 05:00:30 49° 50' 1" N  4° 10' 37" W — 56° 0' 19" N  2° 12' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952338
1  Pumped water sample
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16761021995-04-02 00:10  — 1995-04-12 15:40 52° 43' 1" N  1° 38' 34" W — 55° 45' 27" N  1° 49' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1676102
1  Ship's non-toxic supply
Dissolved metal concentrations 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
Dissolved metal concentrations 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.
9523511995-03-31 07:08  — 1995-04-13 05:00:30 49° 50' 1" N  4° 10' 37" W — 56° 0' 19" N  2° 12' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952351
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.
9523261995-03-31 07:08  — 1995-04-13 05:00:30 49° 50' 1" N  4° 10' 37" W — 56° 0' 19" N  2° 12' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952326
Discrete samples 
54  CTD frame plus rosette samplerConcentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Regenerated production in water bodies
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
New production in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Primary production in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Uptake of other nutrients in the water column
Metadata parameters
Salinity of the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
106  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyPhytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies
Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies