Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH6/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH6/80
Cruise period1980-04-02 — 1980-04-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo complete the surveying programme started in the mouth of Rockall Trough on Shackleton Cruise 3/79 to investigate the shallow structure of the Trough to Porcupine Abyssal Plain, Porcupine Bank and Rockall Bank.
Chief scientistRoger A Scrutton (University of Edinburgh Department of Geology)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH6/80 cruise report ch6_80.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH6/80 cruise track — trk2435.html
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 2500
Description: continuous throughout the cruise.
Single channel seismic reflectionQuantity: track kilometres = 2500
Description: continuous throughout the cruise.
Gravity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 2500
Description: continuous throughout the cruise.
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 2500
Description: continuous throughout the cruise.