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RRS Challenger CH10/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH10/77
Cruise period1977-06-29 — 1977-07-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Port of returnDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesCruise objectives were.
(1) Turn aound the current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. The mooring was recovered but not redeployed.
(2) Work the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) STD section. Weather prevented work on all but the easternmost shelf stations.
(3) Deploy an IOS, Bidston tide gauge NE of Rockall Bank. Accomplished.
(4) Work STD sections across the shelf edge between St Kilda and Barra Head. Accomplished.
(5) Work a grid of STD and radiocaesium surface water sampling stations between Mull of Kintyre and North Minch. Accomplished.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH10/77 cruise report ch10_77.pdf (0.25 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH10/77 cruise track — trk2123.html RRS Challenger CH10/77 cruise track — trk2123a.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 116
Description: S surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 82
Description: noisy salinity
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: 2x79 days
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Description: tide gauge N.E.Rockall
Chemical oceanography 
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 65
Data held at BODC Get data
Series/Profiles 
33  CTD/STD cast
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
934511977-07-03 23:52 57° 15' 0" N  7° 33' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93451
934871977-07-04 02:53 57° 10' 29" N  7° 51' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93487
935181977-07-04 07:22 57° 18' 11" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93518
933831977-07-03 11:46 57° 11' 6" N  8° 50' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93383
935311977-07-04 11:17 57° 0' 11" N  8° 58' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93531
936231977-07-05 00:28 56° 10' 12" N  8° 0' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93623
936721977-07-06 03:45 55° 19' 23" N  6° 40' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93672
933581977-06-30 05:00 57° 1' 35" N  9° 13' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93358
936601977-07-06 02:40 55° 23' 29" N  6° 36' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93660
934021977-07-03 16:13 57° 34' 59" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93402
934631977-07-04 01:05 57° 8' 24" N  7° 35' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93463
935061977-07-04 05:54 57° 15' 54" N  8° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93506
935431977-07-04 13:27 56° 55' 47" N  8° 40' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93543
934261977-07-03 21:24 57° 27' 59" N  7° 39' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93426
934751977-07-04 02:00 57° 9' 23" N  7° 42' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93475
936471977-07-06 00:40 55° 32' 11" N  6° 28' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93647
936591977-07-06 01:40 55° 27' 59" N  6° 32' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93659
936841977-07-06 04:50 55° 15' 0" N  6° 45' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93684
937401977-07-06 14:43 55° 45' 23" N  6° 31' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93740
934991977-07-04 04:19 57° 13' 41" N  8° 3' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93499
935801977-07-04 20:21 56° 35' 29" N  7° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93580
937391977-07-06 13:44 55° 46' 23" N  6° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93739
934381977-07-03 22:40 57° 21' 23" N  7° 35' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93438
935921977-07-04 21:38 56° 27' 5" N  7° 49' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93592
936961977-07-06 08:50 55° 46' 29" N  7° 22' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93696
933711977-07-03 09:46 56° 58' 35" N  8° 59' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93371
933951977-07-03 14:00 57° 22' 59" N  8° 39' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93395
934141977-07-03 17:41 57° 33' 17" N  8° 16' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93414
936111977-07-04 23:04 56° 18' 29" N  7° 54' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93611
936351977-07-05 23:24 55° 36' 17" N  6° 25' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93635
937031977-07-06 10:42 55° 46' 29" N  7° 5' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93703
937151977-07-06 12:00 55° 46' 29" N  6° 56' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93715
937271977-07-06 12:51 55° 46' 23" N  6° 47' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 93727