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RRS Shackleton S5/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Shackleton (74SF)
Cruise identifierS5/79
Cruise period1979-06-19 — 1979-07-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe aims of this cruise were:
(1) To service the shelf current meter mooring at 57N, 9W. Accomplished.
(2) To lay current meter moorings in the Little Minch for the duration of the cruise. Accomplished, but one meter suffered from jellyfish fouling.
(3) Make a comprehensive CTD survey of the shelf to the west of Scotland. CTD sections worked northwards on the shelf from the North Channel to Cape Wrath, plus five sections from the slope to the west coasts of the islands..
(4) To make CTD observations to examine the paths of the Norwegian Sea deep water overflow into the northern Rockall Channel. Stations worked between the shelf edge and the Ymir Ridge.
(5) To work the Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section. Not done due to lack of time.
(6) To lay two fouling study moorings to the west of South Uist.
(7) To collect large-volume surface water samples for radiocaesium analysis, accompanied by CTD profiles, at stations across the Scottish continental shelf. Sampling accomplished at all ten stations, but CTDs only possible on the five westernmost stations.
(8) To send near real-time temperature profiles to the Met Office. Accomplished.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Shackleton S5/79 cruise report shackleton5_79.pdf (0.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Shackleton S5/79 cruise track — trk2343.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Surface samples collected for salinity measurements.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 109
Description: noisy salinity where maximum cast depth >200m
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 6
Description: 2 moorings (47 days) laid by Challenger recovered. 4 short-term (8 days) moorings deployed during the cruise recovered.
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 6
Description: two long-term and four short-term moorings deployed.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 10
Description: large-volume surface water samples for radio-caesium.
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: fouling panels for collection of borers and foulers
Data held at BODC Get data
Series/Profiles 
107  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.
989411979-06-20 05:05 55° 46' 48" N  6° 30' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98941
990161979-06-20 11:18 55° 45' 11" N  7° 41' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99016
990281979-06-20 23:40 57° 35' 35" N  7° 4' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99028
991081979-06-21 13:46 57° 51' 5" N  6° 29' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99108
991211979-06-21 14:31 57° 49' 5" N  6° 24' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99121
992011979-06-21 22:19 57° 58' 17" N  5° 32' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99201
992131979-06-21 23:13 57° 58' 53" N  5° 42' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99213
992251979-06-22 00:15 58° 1' 12" N  5° 50' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99225
992501979-06-22 03:01 58° 8' 17" N  6° 15' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99250
994711979-06-23 16:41 60° 0' 0" N  8° 0' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99471
995871979-06-25 12:30 58° 37' 53" N  7° 49' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99587
996431979-06-25 20:53 57° 52' 41" N  7° 13' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99643
997231979-06-26 11:56 58° 27' 59" N  8° 50' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99723
998521979-06-27 22:44 56° 51' 17" N  8° 20' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99852
999441979-06-28 17:58 57° 35' 47" N  8° 14' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99944
988971979-06-19 23:25 55° 27' 36" N  6° 33' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98897
990901979-06-21 12:55 57° 52' 48" N  6° 35' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99090
993421979-06-22 17:58 58° 34' 12" N  6° 18' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99342
993541979-06-22 19:15 58° 38' 35" N  6° 27' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99354
993661979-06-22 20:33 58° 45' 18" N  6° 34' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99366
995511979-06-25 07:57 58° 55' 29" N  8° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99551
995631979-06-25 09:47 58° 47' 35" N  8° 4' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99563
996061979-06-25 15:20 58° 23' 29" N  7° 23' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99606
996311979-06-25 17:25 58° 13' 11" N  7° 0' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99631
997351979-06-26 14:05 58° 35' 11" N  9° 2' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99735
997591979-06-26 22:45 57° 51' 54" N  9° 40' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99759
997721979-06-27 01:49 57° 46' 41" N  9° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99772
998151979-06-27 17:53 57° 2' 35" N  9° 10' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99815
998401979-06-27 21:44 56° 53' 35" N  8° 30' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99840
999681979-06-29 16:05 57° 16' 17" N  6° 33' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99968
999811979-06-29 16:40 57° 13' 47" N  6° 35' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99981
1000131979-06-29 18:56 57° 1' 53" N  6° 48' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 100013
989161979-06-20 01:40 55° 35' 35" N  6° 25' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98916
990041979-06-20 10:12 55° 46' 12" N  7° 29' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99004
992491979-06-22 02:07 58° 6' 0" N  6° 7' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99249
992741979-06-22 06:46 58° 27' 0" N  6° 8' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99274
994101979-06-23 05:06 59° 10' 47" N  7° 19' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99410
994581979-06-23 15:25 59° 54' 59" N  8° 0' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99458
997471979-06-26 20:54 57° 54' 53" N  9° 53' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99747
997841979-06-27 03:34 57° 42' 59" N  8° 56' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99784
998271979-06-27 19:01 56° 59' 41" N  9° 0' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99827
999321979-06-28 16:18 57° 31' 59" N  7° 57' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99932
988731979-06-19 21:31 55° 18' 36" N  6° 41' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98873
988851979-06-19 22:30 55° 23' 5" N  6° 37' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98885
990411979-06-21 00:19 57° 34' 41" N  7° 0' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99041
991701979-06-21 18:08 57° 42' 59" N  6° 0' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99170
992621979-06-22 03:48 58° 9' 41" N  6° 19' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99262
993051979-06-22 09:25 58° 27' 0" N  5° 37' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99305
994831979-06-23 18:06 60° 6' 41" N  8° 0' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99483
996921979-06-26 07:37 58° 14' 5" N  8° 29' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99692
1000251979-06-29 19:56 57° 6' 0" N  6° 59' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 100025
997601979-06-27 00:28 57° 49' 17" N  9° 26' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99760
998391979-06-27 20:14 56° 57' 29" N  8° 45' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99839
998761979-06-28 02:03 56° 45' 18" N  7° 49' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99876
989041979-06-20 00:36 55° 36' 47" N  6° 29' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98904
990651979-06-21 01:53 57° 32' 47" N  6° 50' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99065
991451979-06-21 15:50 57° 45' 11" N  6° 13' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99145
991821979-06-21 18:56 57° 42' 54" N  5° 54' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99182
992371979-06-22 01:13 58° 3' 36" N  5° 58' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99237
993781979-06-22 22:53 58° 51' 29" N  6° 46' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99378
994461979-06-23 13:30 59° 44' 47" N  7° 54' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99446
995381979-06-25 05:53 59° 3' 11" N  8° 28' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99538
996181979-06-25 16:33 58° 16' 48" N  7° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99618
996551979-06-25 22:17 57° 55' 17" N  7° 27' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99655
996671979-06-26 00:16 57° 56' 53" N  7° 42' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99667
996801979-06-26 04:56 58° 8' 29" N  8° 11' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99680
998031979-06-27 15:14 57° 0' 5" N  9° 10' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99803
998881979-06-28 03:39 56° 43' 53" N  7° 19' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99888
999201979-06-28 14:25 57° 27' 47" N  7° 41' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99920
989281979-06-20 02:30 55° 40' 59" N  6° 21' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98928
989531979-06-20 05:45 55° 45' 47" N  6° 37' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98953
989651979-06-20 06:44 55° 47' 42" N  6° 46' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98965
989771979-06-20 07:24 55° 46' 5" N  6° 55' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98977
990531979-06-21 01:07 57° 33' 23" N  6° 55' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99053
990891979-06-21 03:44 57° 30' 54" N  6° 40' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99089
991571979-06-21 16:40 57° 41' 47" N  6° 13' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99157
992981979-06-22 08:34 58° 27' 0" N  5° 49' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99298
993301979-06-22 12:23 58° 27' 5" N  5° 9' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99330
995991979-06-25 14:02 58° 30' 18" N  7° 36' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99599
997111979-06-26 10:00 58° 23' 11" N  8° 42' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99711
997961979-06-27 05:01 57° 39' 23" N  8° 39' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99796
998641979-06-28 00:23 56° 46' 29" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99864
999561979-06-29 15:32 57° 18' 47" N  6° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99956
999931979-06-29 17:24 57° 9' 59" N  6° 37' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99993
989891979-06-20 08:14 55° 46' 17" N  7° 4' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98989
991691979-06-21 17:23 57° 42' 36" N  6° 7' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99169
991941979-06-21 19:40 57° 42' 47" N  5° 48' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99194
993911979-06-23 01:27 58° 58' 59" N  7° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99391
994091979-06-23 03:23 59° 5' 11" N  7° 11' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99409
994221979-06-23 06:49 59° 16' 48" N  7° 28' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99422
995021979-06-23 20:48 60° 15' 0" N  8° 0' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99502
995141979-06-23 22:49 60° 9' 53" N  8° 14' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99514
995261979-06-24 00:15 60° 9' 59" N  8° 24' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99526
996791979-06-26 02:37 58° 2' 53" N  7° 57' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99679
999191979-06-28 08:32 57° 12' 36" N  7° 34' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99919
1000011979-06-29 18:12 57° 5' 47" N  6° 43' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 100001
1000371979-06-29 20:51 57° 0' 5" N  7° 9' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 100037
989901979-06-20 09:12 55° 46' 12" N  7° 16' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 98990
990771979-06-21 02:55 57° 31' 48" N  6° 45' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99077
991331979-06-21 15:12 57° 47' 11" N  6° 18' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99133
992861979-06-22 07:41 58° 27' 5" N  5° 58' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99286
993171979-06-22 10:22 58° 27' 0" N  5° 29' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99317
993291979-06-22 11:20 58° 27' 0" N  5° 19' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99329
994341979-06-23 09:01 59° 23' 53" N  7° 40' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99434
994951979-06-23 19:37 60° 12' 23" N  7° 59' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99495
995751979-06-25 11:04 58° 43' 47" N  7° 58' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99575
999071979-06-28 07:26 57° 4' 35" N  7° 35' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 99907