Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH119A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH119A
Cruise period1995-06-01 — 1995-06-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To continue regular monitoring of the LOIS Humber Wash and Humber Tweed Coastal grids.
2. To follow the progression of the ebb-tide plume from the Humber mouth to the coastal waters and obtain ground-truth data for temperature, salinity and turbidity.
3. To obtain flux data for boundary conditions of a LOIS Special Topic Consortium model of the Humber system.
Chief scientistReg Uncles (Plymouth Marine Laboratory), Roy K Lowry (British Oceanographic Data Centre Bidston)
ProjectLOIS - RACS
Coordinating bodyUK NERC, PML
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH119A cruise report ch119a_95.pdf — access key 'C' (1.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificUK coastal North Sea from Great Yarmouth to Berwick upon Tweed
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH119A cruise track — trk4082.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Continuous underway measurements
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 47
Description: Neil Brown MKIII
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Continuous underway measurements
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of stations = 47
Description: on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 47
Description: on CTD
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 106
Description: DRCM with t,S and suspended matter sensors
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Continuous underway measurements
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 106
Description: DRCM with t,S and suspended matter sensors
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 47
Description: on CTD
OxygenQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Continuous underway measurements
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 63
Description: SPM, dissolved and particulate total/organic P
PhosphateQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Continuous underway measurements
Total - PQuantity: number of samples = 63
Description: SPM, dissolved and particulate total/organic P
NitrateQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Continuous underway measurements
NitriteQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Continuous underway measurements
SilicateQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Continuous underway measurements
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of profiles = 82
Description: Lasentec in-situ particle sizer
Suspended matterQuantity: number of deployments = 106
Description: DRCM with t,S and suspended matter sensors
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 47
Description: SPM, extracted chlorophyll and phytoplankton species
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 44
Description: Suspended matter, organic micropollutants, DOC, POC
Suspended matterQuantity: number of samples = 63
Description: SPM, dissolved and particulate total/organic P
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: dissolved/particulate trace metal discretes
Trace metalsQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: underway trace metal measurements
Bottom depositsQuantity: number of samples = 20
Description: Day grab sediment samples for organic pollutants
Other contaminant measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 44
Description: Suspended matter, organic micropollutants, DOC, POC
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Incubation experiments for 14C, 33P, 15NO3,15NH4, 15N urea uptake
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Continuous underway measurements
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 47
Description: on CTD
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 47
Description: SPM, extracted chlorophyll and phytoplankton species
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 44
Description: Suspended matter, organic micropollutants, DOC, POC
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: number of stations = 44
Description: Suspended matter, organic micropollutants, DOC, POC
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 47
Description: SPM, extracted chlorophyll and phytoplankton species
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Continuous underway measurements
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 15' 0" N  0° 39' 0" E — +B02,D90) Aquapak fluorometer/transmissometer, also T,S; recovered/redeployed
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 21' 0" N  0° 28' 59" E — +B02,D90,H21) Aquapak as above, + dissolved oxygen probe; recovered/redeployed
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 37' 0" N  0° 10' 59" E — +P01) as above
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  0° 15' 0" E — +P01) as above
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 36' 0" N  0° 1' 59" E — +P01) as above but deployed on davit at 4m depth
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 34' 59" N  0° 13' 59" E — +P01) bottom mounted EMP2000;T,S,optical backscatter;moored during anchor stnn
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 21' 0" N  0° 28' 59" E — +B02,D90,H21) Aquapak as above, + dissolved oxygen probe; recovered/redeployed
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 15' 0" N  0° 39' 0" E — +B02,D90) Aquapak fluorometer/transmissometer, also T,S; recovered/redeployed
Chemical oceanography 
Oxygen53° 21' 0" N  0° 28' 59" E — +B02,D90,H21) Aquapak as above, + dissolved oxygen probe; recovered/redeployed
Contamination 
Suspended matter53° 34' 59" N  0° 13' 59" E — +P01) bottom mounted EMP2000;T,S,optical backscatter;moored during anchor stnn
Suspended matter53° 31' 59" N  0° 15' 0" E — +P01) as above
Suspended matter53° 36' 0" N  0° 1' 59" E — +P01) as above but deployed on davit at 4m depth
Suspended matter53° 37' 0" N  0° 10' 59" E — +P01) as above
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 21' 0" N  0° 28' 59" E — +B02,D90,H21) Aquapak as above, + dissolved oxygen probe; recovered/redeployed
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 15' 0" N  0° 39' 0" E — +B02,D90) Aquapak fluorometer/transmissometer, also T,S; recovered/redeployed
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
47  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.
8412961995-06-10 16:10 55° 34' 5" N  1° 32' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841296
8413031995-06-10 18:33 55° 29' 37" N  1° 4' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841303
8413151995-06-10 20:48 55° 23' 31" N  1° 29' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841315
8413271995-06-10 22:51 55° 20' 22" N  1° 3' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841327
8413391995-06-11 01:05 55° 12' 19" N  1° 27' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841339
8413401995-06-11 03:06 55° 12' 20" N  1° 1' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841340
8413521995-06-11 05:16 55° 0' 49" N  1° 21' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841352
8413641995-06-11 07:03 55° 5' 7" N  1° 3' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841364
8413761995-06-11 08:58 54° 55' 58" N  1° 18' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841376
8413881995-06-11 10:35 54° 56' 45" N  0° 55' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841388
8414071995-06-11 12:43 54° 41' 13" N  1° 7' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841407
8414191995-06-11 13:48 54° 39' 2" N  0° 59' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841419
8414201995-06-06 02:09 53° 57' 57" N  0° 17' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841420
8414321995-06-01 10:15 53° 32' 39" N  0° 9' 31" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841432
8414441995-06-01 18:15 53° 15' 16" N  0° 39' 43" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841444
8414561995-06-02 02:23 53° 5' 34" N  1° 8' 17" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841456
8414681995-06-02 11:07 52° 46' 17" N  2° 12' 14" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841468
8414811995-06-02 22:21 53° 28' 43" N  1° 0' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841481
8414931995-06-04 02:03 53° 45' 35" N  0° 18' 49" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841493
8415001995-06-05 09:37 53° 19' 13" N  0° 24' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841500
8415121995-06-06 00:31 54° 1' 55" N  0° 31' 2" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841512
8415241995-06-06 23:10 53° 19' 13" N  0° 25' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841524
8415361995-06-10 08:08 55° 44' 44" N  1° 15' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841536
8415481995-06-01 11:52 53° 29' 26" N  0° 23' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841548
8415611995-06-01 14:06 53° 19' 22" N  0° 24' 41" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841561
8415731995-06-01 20:47 53° 0' 2" N  0° 24' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841573
8415851995-06-02 01:07 52° 59' 55" N  1° 4' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841585
8415971995-06-02 04:15 53° 17' 31" N  1° 20' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841597
8416041995-06-02 07:19 52° 53' 49" N  1° 31' 22" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841604
8416161995-06-02 09:02 52° 42' 36" N  1° 48' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841616
8416281995-06-02 18:36 53° 38' 49" N  0° 58' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841628
8416411995-06-02 20:47 53° 23' 41" N  0° 47' 31" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841641
8416531995-06-03 00:45 53° 37' 54" N  0° 51' 34" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841653
8416651995-06-03 22:46 53° 45' 53" N  0° 49' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841665
8416771995-06-04 00:03 53° 52' 58" N  0° 41' 32" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841677
8416891995-06-04 02:56 53° 43' 34" N  0° 9' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841689
8416901995-06-05 02:10 53° 18' 51" N  0° 42' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841690
8417081995-06-05 11:17 53° 28' 58" N  0° 24' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841708
8417211995-06-05 21:07 53° 45' 43" N  0° 49' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841721
8417331995-06-05 22:45 53° 53' 12" N  0° 41' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841733
8417451995-06-06 03:39 53° 52' 21" N  0° 0' 59" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841745
8417571995-06-06 05:34 53° 43' 31" N  0° 7' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841757
8417691995-06-06 21:15 53° 29' 29" N  0° 25' 41" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841769
8417701995-06-07 00:58 53° 15' 19" N  0° 39' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841770
8417821995-06-08 02:20 53° 31' 15" N  0° 41' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841782
8417941995-06-10 11:10 55° 45' 33" N  1° 55' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841794
8418011995-06-10 13:34 55° 54' 51" N  1° 34' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 841801
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.
9463211995-06-01 09:00  — 1995-06-12 11:25 52° 41' 43" N  1° 56' 0" W — 55° 54' 54" N  2° 12' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946321
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.
16535331995-06-11 20:56  — 1995-06-11 23:00 53° 17' 6" N  0° 2' 47" W — 54° 22' 43" N  1° 21' 30" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1653533
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.
9463331995-06-01 09:00  — 1995-06-12 11:25 52° 41' 43" N  1° 56' 0" W — 55° 54' 54" N  2° 12' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946333
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.
9463081995-06-01 09:00  — 1995-06-12 11:25 52° 41' 43" N  1° 56' 0" W — 55° 54' 54" N  2° 12' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946308
Discrete samples 
47  CTD frame plus rosette samplerPhytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies
Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
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
Concentration 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
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
New production in water bodies
82  LASENTECH Particle Sizing ProfilerSuspended particulate material grain size parameters
Metadata parameters
Sediment grain size parameters
50  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyDissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
3  Sediment-water interfacial samplerDissolved metal concentrations in the water column
53  Uncles current profiler (DRCM+STD+SPM meter)Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
43  Water bottle hydrocastConcentration of other organic contaminants in the water column
Concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the water column
Pesticide concentrations in water bodies