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RRS Challenger CH16/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH16/79
Cruise period1979-10-28 — 1979-11-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouth Shields, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe 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 scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH16/79 cruise report ch16_79.pdf (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH16/79 cruise track — trk2345.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 56
Description: S surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 40
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 4x172 and 2x54 days
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: surface water samples taken for radio-caesium analysis.
Data held at BODC Get data
Series/Profiles 
40  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.
961721979-11-01 17:44 57° 32' 11" N  6° 44' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96172
962641979-11-02 03:05 57° 43' 11" N  6° 39' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96264
963191979-11-02 09:49 57° 47' 53" N  6° 23' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96319
959801979-10-29 04:33 56° 44' 11" N  6° 27' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95980
960061979-10-29 07:38 56° 43' 59" N  6° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96006
961601979-11-01 16:56 57° 32' 59" N  6° 48' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96160
961841979-11-01 18:27 57° 31' 5" N  6° 40' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96184
962031979-11-01 21:15 57° 34' 53" N  6° 59' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96203
962761979-11-02 03:58 57° 41' 29" N  6° 32' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96276
963201979-11-02 10:23 57° 46' 35" N  6° 18' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96320
963931979-11-02 14:58 57° 43' 11" N  5° 53' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96393
960671979-10-29 16:48 56° 52' 23" N  8° 28' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96067
961111979-10-29 22:34 57° 6' 54" N  9° 24' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96111
961471979-11-01 15:10 57° 34' 53" N  6° 59' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96147
962151979-11-01 21:56 57° 33' 47" N  6° 53' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96215
962521979-11-02 02:10 57° 45' 0" N  6° 46' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96252
963321979-11-02 11:22 57° 44' 24" N  6° 13' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96332
963811979-11-02 14:26 57° 43' 11" N  5° 56' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96381
960311979-10-29 11:16 56° 44' 5" N  7° 39' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96031
960921979-10-29 21:14 57° 3' 23" N  9° 14' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96092
963561979-11-02 12:47 57° 43' 11" N  6° 7' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96356
960801979-10-29 19:52 57° 0' 11" N  9° 0' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96080
961591979-11-01 16:08 57° 33' 41" N  6° 53' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96159
962391979-11-01 23:15 57° 32' 11" N  6° 44' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96239
962881979-11-02 08:09 57° 52' 17" N  6° 34' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96288
964001979-11-05 11:21 58° 9' 11" N  6° 19' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96400
960791979-10-29 18:34 56° 57' 11" N  8° 47' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96079
961231979-10-30 08:07 57° 8' 59" N  9° 42' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96123
961961979-11-01 20:31 57° 35' 41" N  7° 4' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96196
962271979-11-01 22:37 57° 32' 59" N  6° 48' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96227
963071979-11-02 08:52 57° 50' 17" N  6° 29' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96307
963441979-11-02 12:07 57° 41' 42" N  6° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96344
960181979-10-29 09:21 56° 43' 59" N  7° 10' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96018
960551979-10-29 15:31 56° 50' 47" N  8° 20' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96055
962401979-11-01 23:50 57° 30' 59" N  6° 40' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96240
959921979-10-29 06:18 56° 44' 11" N  6° 45' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 95992
960431979-10-29 13:20 56° 46' 41" N  8° 0' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96043
961351979-11-01 14:22 57° 35' 29" N  7° 3' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96135
963681979-11-02 13:50 57° 43' 11" N  6° 0' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96368
964121979-11-05 12:01 58° 8' 11" N  6° 16' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 96412