Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH17/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH17/79
Cruise period1979-12-07 — 1979-12-15
ObjectivesMooring deployments at two North Atlantic abyssal plain stations plus echo sounder survey across the shelf break.
Chief scientistIan Waddington (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH17/79 cruise track — trk2398.html
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: moorings;8 current meters;approx.100 days
Routine standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 90