Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH13/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH13/79
Cruise period1979-09-11 — 1979-09-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To service the shelf current meter mooring at 57N, 9W and recover the slope current meter mooring at 57° 6 min N, 9° 24 min W. Accomplished.
(2) To work the eastern portion of the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section. Stations K to T worked, covering from the slope of the seamount to the outer Hebridean continental shelf.
(3) To work shelf CTD sections to the west of the Hebrides. Not done due to poor weather and lack of time.
(4) Collect large volume surface water samples for radiocaesium analysis with CTD profiles on the sampling stations. Accomplished with CTD profiles on nine of the ten stations.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH13/79 cruise report ch13_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH13/79 cruise track — trk2344.html RRS Challenger CH13/79 cruise track — trk2344a.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: S surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: 1 T only noisy salinity where max. cast depth >1000m
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 2x79 and 4x117 days
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: water samples for radio-caesium monitoring.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
18  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.
957831979-09-13 08:05 56° 41' 6" N  6° 16' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95783
957951979-09-13 09:25 56° 43' 59" N  6° 27' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95795
958021979-09-13 11:00 56° 43' 53" N  6° 45' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95802
958141979-09-13 12:45 56° 44' 5" N  7° 0' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95814
958261979-09-13 14:40 56° 43' 41" N  7° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95826
958381979-09-13 16:40 56° 43' 41" N  7° 39' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95838
958511979-09-13 18:41 56° 46' 59" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95851
958631979-09-13 21:02 56° 50' 47" N  8° 19' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95863
958751979-09-13 22:42 56° 52' 59" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95875
958871979-09-14 01:50 56° 55' 59" N  8° 46' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95887
958991979-09-14 02:40 56° 58' 59" N  8° 56' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95899
959061979-09-14 04:44 57° 2' 47" N  9° 12' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95906
959181979-09-14 06:22 57° 5' 11" N  9° 23' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95918
959311979-09-14 18:53 57° 9' 29" N  9° 41' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95931
959431979-09-14 21:45 57° 13' 53" N  10° 3' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95943
959551979-09-15 00:05 57° 16' 35" N  10° 22' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95955
959671979-09-15 02:45 57° 22' 5" N  10° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95967
959791979-09-15 05:30 57° 23' 11" N  10° 51' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95979