Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH113A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH113A
Cruise period1994-07-29 — 1994-08-12
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnMallaig, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objective of the cruise was to study the crustal structure of the Faroe-Iceland Ridge, the trail of the Iceland plume on the Eurasian plate as the North Atlantic opened. Part of planned two ship exercise with MV GEKO ECHO.
Charter cruise.
Chief scientistTim A Minshull (University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH113A cruise report ch113a_94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.60 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH113A cruise track — ch113a_94track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 7
Description: XBTs.
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingDescription: Simrad EA500 echosounder
Single channel seismic reflection