Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH63_3

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH63_3
Cruise period1990-03-19 — 1990-03-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureTórshavn, Faroe Islands
Port of returnDundee, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To sample the benthopelagic fish populations of the slopes of the Faroe/Shetland Channel.
2. To collect deep water benthos as part of the BIOFAR programme.
3. To collect fish parasites.
4. To carry out a CTD transect across the Faroe/Shetland Channel.
Chief scientistJohn D M Gordon (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH63_3 cruise report ch63_90.pdf — access key 'C' (0.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFaroe-Shetland Channel
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH63_3 cruise track — trk3569.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: S only. Regular intervals throughout the cruise.
Water bottle stations
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fish
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Grab used to obtain sediment samples for bioassay experiment.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
7  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.
3147661990-03-25 20:13 61° 27' 24" N  4° 43' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314766
3147781990-03-25 20:33 61° 27' 24" N  4° 42' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314778
3147911990-03-26 01:51 61° 18' 24" N  4° 21' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314791
3148091990-03-26 11:53 61° 46' 0" N  2° 40' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314809
3148101990-03-26 17:08 61° 58' 5" N  3° 21' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314810
3148221990-03-26 19:29 61° 57' 0" N  3° 33' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314822
3148341990-03-26 22:15 61° 54' 24" N  3° 48' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 314834