RRS Challenger CH17/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH17/76
Cruise period1976-12-07 — 1976-12-20
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were:
(1) Service the current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Mooring recovered.
(2) Work four STD sections across the Rockall Channel between Porcupine Bank and the Anton Dohrn Seamount. Accomplished, including the standard Ellett Line Rockall via Anton Dohrn section.
(3) Obtains Shipek grab sediment samples for the Aberystwyth University. Accomplished.
(4) Collect large-volume surface water samples on the Scottish shelf for radiocaesium analysis. Accomplished.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH17/76 cruise report ch17_76.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH17/76 cruise track — trk1798.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 88
Description: 52 T surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 71
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: 2x65d
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Cs
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 33