RRS Challenger CH16/79
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Challenger (74CH)|
|Cruise period||1979-10-28 — 1979-11-11|
|Port of departure||Ardrossan, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||South Shields, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||The objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To service current meter moorings at SMBA stations F, M (deep water) and R (shelf edge). Moorings recovered, but not relaid.
(2) To service IOS moorings at four stations in the northern Rockall Channel. Stations could not be visited due to bad weather.
(3) To work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section plus additional CTD sections in the northern Rockall Channel. Stations O to T worked, covering from the slope and outer Hebridean continental shelf plus two sections across the Little Minch and North Minch.
(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 scientist||David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)|
|Cruise report||(0.18 MB)|
|General||North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 56|
Description: S surface only
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 40|
|Current meters||Quantity: number of stations = 2|
Description: 4x172 and 2x54 days
|Radioactivity||Quantity: number of stations = 10|
Description: surface water samples taken for radio-caesium analysis.