Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH124

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH124
Cruise period1996-01-08 — 1996-01-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To work a series of stations around the Clyde Sea.
2. To service the DML/SES (Shelf Edge Study) current mooring Y in the Tiree Passage.
3. To work the Anton Dohrn - Rockall Seamount CTD/nutrient/chlorophyll section (Ellett Line).
4. To work CTD and water sampling stations in the SES area lines N and S.
5. To service and check SES moorings from the shelf and slope region.
6. To obtain multi-cores and gravity cores at SES stations and over the continental shelf.
Chief scientistAnton Edwards (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
ProjectWOCE/LOIS-SES
Coordinating bodyWOCE International Project Office/NERC
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH124 cruise report ch124_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.44 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNE Atlantic, Rockall Trough, Scottish Continental Shelf, Clyde
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH124 cruise track — trk4128.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 77
Description: vertical profiles
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: 2 current-meter mooring recovered and redeployed
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 77
Description: vertical profiles
PhosphateQuantity: number of profiles = 34
NitrateQuantity: number of profiles = 34
AmmoniaQuantity: number of profiles = 34
SilicateQuantity: number of profiles = 34
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 77
Description: vertical profiles
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: water bottle samples for chlorophyll
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: water bottle samples
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of profiles = 34
Description: water bottle samples
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 8
Description: Grab samples for surface sediment samples
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 3
Description: multicorer sediment samples
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters56° 37' 0" N  6° 24' 0" W — Mooring serviced 19 Jan 1996, 2 Aanderaa CMs in 43m water
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
32  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
12891991996-01-11 15:07 56° 40' 59" N  6° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289199
12892061996-01-11 17:15 56° 43' 59" N  6° 27' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289206
12892181996-01-11 19:38 56° 43' 59" N  6° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289218
12892311996-01-11 20:58 56° 43' 59" N  7° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289231
12892431996-01-12 00:30 56° 43' 59" N  7° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289243
12892551996-01-12 03:55 56° 43' 59" N  7° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289255
12892671996-01-12 05:42 56° 43' 59" N  7° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289267
12892791996-01-12 07:25 56° 46' 59" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289279
12892801996-01-12 10:34 56° 50' 12" N  8° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289280
12892921996-01-12 11:41 56° 52' 59" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289292
12893111996-01-12 14:41 56° 57' 0" N  8° 46' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289311
12893231996-01-12 15:52 57° 0' 0" N  9° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289323
12893591996-01-12 21:32 57° 4' 30" N  9° 19' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289359
12893601996-01-13 06:59 57° 13' 59" N  10° 3' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289360
12893721996-01-22 19:40 56° 27' 8" N  9° 39' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289372
12893841996-01-22 22:47 56° 27' 8" N  9° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289384
12893961996-01-23 02:21 56° 27' 8" N  9° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289396
12894031996-01-23 06:02 56° 27' 8" N  9° 9' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289403
12894151996-01-23 07:04 56° 27' 8" N  9° 7' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289415
12894271996-01-23 09:14 56° 27' 0" N  9° 4' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289427
12894391996-01-23 10:41 56° 27' 8" N  9° 2' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289439
12894401996-01-23 12:48 56° 27' 8" N  8° 58' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289440
12894521996-01-23 14:26 56° 36' 17" N  8° 56' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289452
12894641996-01-23 15:45 56° 37' 11" N  9° 0' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289464
12894761996-01-23 16:27 56° 37' 11" N  9° 1' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289476
12894881996-01-23 19:21 56° 38' 5" N  9° 4' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289488
12895071996-01-23 20:18 56° 38' 42" N  9° 7' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289507
12895191996-01-23 22:56 56° 39' 47" N  9° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289519
12895201996-01-24 14:49 56° 40' 47" N  9° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289520
12895321996-01-24 16:50 56° 43' 7" N  9° 24' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289532
12893351996-01-12 18:03 57° 1' 22" N  9° 5' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289335
12893471996-01-12 19:03 57° 2' 59" N  9° 13' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1289347
77  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
4343381996-01-22 19:40 56° 27' 8" N  9° 39' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434338
4343511996-01-22 22:47 56° 27' 8" N  9° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434351
4343631996-01-23 02:21 56° 27' 8" N  9° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434363
4343751996-01-23 06:02 56° 27' 8" N  9° 9' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434375
4343871996-01-23 07:04 56° 27' 8" N  9° 7' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434387
4343991996-01-23 09:14 56° 27' 0" N  9° 4' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434399
4344061996-01-23 10:41 56° 27' 8" N  9° 2' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434406
4344181996-01-23 12:48 56° 27' 8" N  8° 58' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434418
4344311996-01-23 14:26 56° 36' 17" N  8° 56' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434431
4341911996-01-14 10:29 57° 31' 59" N  12° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434191
4342091996-01-14 19:26 57° 34' 59" N  13° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434209
4342101996-01-14 21:03 57° 34' 0" N  13° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434210
4342221996-01-15 08:45 57° 28' 59" N  11° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434222
4342341996-01-15 12:42 57° 38' 1" N  11° 18' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434234
4342461996-01-15 15:54 57° 41' 2" N  11° 0' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434246
4342581996-01-15 19:39 57° 33' 29" N  10° 44' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434258
4342711996-01-16 03:36 57° 22' 0" N  10° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434271
4342831996-01-16 07:12 57° 15' 29" N  10° 53' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434283
4342951996-01-16 10:25 57° 11' 6" N  11° 11' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434295
4343021996-01-16 14:16 57° 18' 3" N  11° 30' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434302
4341171996-01-13 14:13 57° 22' 0" N  10° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434117
4341291996-01-13 17:57 57° 23' 59" N  10° 52' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434129
4341301996-01-13 19:49 57° 27' 0" N  11° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434130
4341421996-01-13 21:33 57° 28' 0" N  11° 19' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434142
4341541996-01-13 23:30 57° 28' 59" N  11° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434154
4341661996-01-14 03:05 57° 29' 30" N  11° 50' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434166
4341781996-01-14 07:11 57° 30' 29" N  12° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434178
4344671996-01-23 19:21 56° 38' 5" N  9° 4' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434467
4344791996-01-23 20:18 56° 38' 42" N  9° 7' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434479
4344801996-01-23 22:56 56° 39' 47" N  9° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434480
4344921996-01-24 14:49 56° 40' 47" N  9° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434492
4345111996-01-24 16:50 56° 43' 7" N  9° 24' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434511
4345231996-01-24 23:09 56° 27' 8" N  9° 39' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434523
4345351996-01-25 02:04 56° 27' 29" N  9° 56' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434535
4345471996-01-25 04:55 56° 27' 26" N  10° 9' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434547
4345591996-01-25 06:59 56° 28' 1" N  10° 22' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434559
4345601996-01-25 09:11 56° 28' 14" N  10° 32' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434560
4340741996-01-13 01:26 57° 7' 30" N  9° 33' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434074
4340861996-01-13 03:36 57° 8' 59" N  9° 41' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434086
4340981996-01-13 06:59 57° 13' 59" N  10° 3' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434098
4341051996-01-13 10:51 57° 17' 59" N  10° 22' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434105
4340371996-01-12 18:03 57° 1' 22" N  9° 5' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434037
4340491996-01-12 19:03 57° 2' 59" N  9° 13' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434049
4340501996-01-12 21:32 57° 4' 30" N  9° 19' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434050
4340621996-01-12 23:14 57° 6' 0" N  9° 25' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434062
4340011996-01-12 11:41 56° 52' 59" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434001
4340131996-01-12 14:41 56° 57' 0" N  8° 46' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434013
4340251996-01-12 15:52 57° 0' 0" N  9° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434025
4339501996-01-12 01:41 56° 43' 59" N  7° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433950
4339621996-01-12 03:55 56° 43' 59" N  7° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433962
4339741996-01-12 05:42 56° 43' 59" N  7° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433974
4339861996-01-12 07:25 56° 46' 59" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433986
4339981996-01-12 10:34 56° 50' 12" N  8° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433998
4339491996-01-12 00:30 56° 43' 59" N  7° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433949
4339011996-01-11 15:07 56° 40' 59" N  6° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433901
4339131996-01-11 17:15 56° 43' 59" N  6° 27' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433913
4339251996-01-11 19:38 56° 43' 59" N  6° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433925
4339371996-01-11 20:58 56° 43' 59" N  7° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433937
4337891996-01-10 14:22 55° 34' 59" N  5° 25' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433789
4337901996-01-10 15:21 55° 38' 59" N  5° 25' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433790
4338081996-01-10 16:26 55° 43' 0" N  5° 19' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433808
4338211996-01-10 17:32 55° 47' 59" N  5° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433821
4338331996-01-10 18:28 55° 43' 59" N  5° 10' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433833
4338451996-01-10 19:35 55° 40' 0" N  5° 4' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433845
4338571996-01-10 20:32 55° 36' 0" N  4° 58' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433857
4338691996-01-10 21:39 55° 31' 0" N  4° 59' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433869
4338701996-01-10 22:58 55° 25' 59" N  5° 1' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433870
4338821996-01-10 23:54 55° 21' 0" N  5° 4' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433882
4338941996-01-11 12:42 56° 40' 0" N  6° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433894
4337411996-01-10 10:16 55° 16' 59" N  5° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433741
4337531996-01-10 11:22 55° 21' 0" N  5° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433753
4337651996-01-10 12:42 55° 25' 59" N  5° 25' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433765
4337771996-01-10 13:32 55° 31' 0" N  5° 25' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 433777
4344431996-01-23 15:45 56° 37' 11" N  9° 0' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434443
4344551996-01-23 16:27 56° 37' 11" N  9° 1' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434455
4343141996-01-16 18:15 57° 27' 0" N  11° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434314
4343261996-01-21 20:15 56° 30' 47" N  9° 17' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 434326
2  Paddle wheel current meter
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5082411996-01-19 18:15:06  — 1996-05-16 13:16:24 56° 37' 18" N  6° 23' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 508241
5082891996-01-19 18:15:06  — 1996-05-16 13:15:54 56° 37' 18" N  6° 23' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 508289
Discrete samples 
77  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Density of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
5  Day grabGeological sample radioactivity
3  MulticorerSediment water content, porosity and surface area
Stable isotope enrichment in sediment
Other fluxes between the bed and the water column
Concentration of organic matter in sediments
Concentration of inorganic sulphur species in sediment