RRS Challenger CH2/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH2/78
Cruise period1978-01-30 — 1978-02-13
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
ObjectivesObjectives for this cruise were:
(1) Re-lay current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Accomplished.
(2) Lay a deep-water current meter mooring between Anton Dohrn Seamount and Rockall Bank. Accomplished.
(3) Work the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section with a time series in the vicinity of the current meter mooring. Full section worked twice.
(4) Work CTD sections on the shelf to the W of the Hebrides. Five sections worked.
(5) Collect large-volume surface water samples on the shelf for radiocaesium analysis. Accomplished with CTD profiles on each station.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH2/78 cruise report ch2_78.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH2/78 cruise track — trk2127.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 118
Description: S surface 22 T surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 109
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: CTD observations.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: Water samples for radio-caesium analysis.