Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH63_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH63_2
Cruise period1990-03-12 — 1990-03-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Port of returnTórshavn, Faroe Islands
Objectives1. To collect large volume water samples and CTD profiles at standard positions between the Sound of Mull and the Shelf-edge.
2. To service the DML current meter mooring in the Tiree Passage.
3. To work the CTD stations of the Anton Dohrn Seamount section between the Shelf-edge and Rockall.
4. To deploy a current meter mooring to the west of the Wyville-Thomson Ridge.
5. To work CTD sections in the region between Faroe Bank and the Wyville-Thomson Ridge.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH63_2 cruise report ch63_90.pdf — access key 'C' (0.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFaroe-Shetland Channel
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH63_2 cruise track — trk3569.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: S only.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 4
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: CTD profiles.
Current metersDescription: Duration 4 months. 2 current meters deployed & 2 recovered
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Large volume water samples collected from surface for radiocaesium analysis.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
5  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
3147171990-03-12 14:04 56° 40' 0" N  6° 8' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314717
3147291990-03-12 20:57 56° 40' 59" N  6° 16' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314729
3147301990-03-12 22:13 56° 43' 54" N  6° 26' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314730
3147421990-03-13 00:45 56° 44' 5" N  6° 44' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314742
3147541990-03-13 02:02 56° 44' 12" N  6° 59' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314754