Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH10/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH10/81
Cruise period1981-07-04 — 1981-07-14
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To service the current meter mooring at 57N, 9W and the corrosion potential current meter mooring off South Uist. Current meter mooring recovered and re-laid. South Uist mooring recovered, but not re-laid.
(2) To make an extensive CTD survey of the Scottish Coastal Current between the North Channel and Cape Wrath, including large-volume surface sampling for radiocaesium analysis. Large number of CTD sections worked, covering the whole of the NW Scottish shelf, including a section of the eastern Ellett Line.
(3) To collect sediment cores with the WHOI tripod at locations along the axis of the Scottish Coastal Current. Cores obtained at five of six planned sites.
(4) To measure chlorophyll concentrations over the shelf and shelf-edge. Accomplished.
(5) To work two CTD sections across the continental slope. Accomplished.
(6) To collect large-volume surface water samples for radiocaesium analysis. Accomplished.
Chief scientistDavid T Meldrum (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH10/81 cruise report ch10_81.pdf — access key 'C' (0.25 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH10/81 cruise track — ch10_81track.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 139
Description: noisy salinity
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: mooring with 2 c.m.recovered and relaid;90 days
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 80
Description: one corrosion potential c.m.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 101
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: chlorophyl,continuous fluorometer and discrete samples
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 5
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
139  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.
1920551981-07-11 11:13 57° 44' 35" N  8° 19' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192055
1920671981-07-11 12:24 57° 41' 47" N  8° 7' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192067
1920791981-07-11 13:20 57° 40' 29" N  7° 57' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192079
1920801981-07-11 14:19 57° 39' 41" N  7° 49' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192080
1920921981-07-11 20:23 57° 10' 23" N  7° 30' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192092
1921111981-07-11 20:58 57° 10' 29" N  7° 34' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192111
1921231981-07-11 21:51 57° 10' 12" N  7° 45' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192123
1921351981-07-11 22:47 57° 10' 12" N  7° 54' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192135
1921471981-07-11 23:38 57° 10' 35" N  8° 3' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192147
1921591981-07-12 01:06 57° 14' 5" N  8° 19' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192159
1921601981-07-12 02:50 57° 17' 53" N  8° 37' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192160
1921721981-07-12 04:30 57° 21' 29" N  8° 54' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192172
1921841981-07-12 05:52 57° 25' 17" N  9° 11' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192184
1921961981-07-12 09:35 57° 14' 5" N  10° 3' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192196
1922031981-07-12 12:08 57° 9' 5" N  9° 42' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192203
1922151981-07-12 13:30 57° 7' 17" N  9° 34' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192215
1922271981-07-12 16:00 57° 6' 0" N  9° 24' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192227
1922391981-07-12 17:15 57° 4' 23" N  9° 20' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192239
1922401981-07-12 18:27 57° 2' 53" N  9° 12' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192240
1922521981-07-12 22:37 57° 0' 5" N  9° 0' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192252
1922641981-07-12 23:55 56° 56' 42" N  8° 46' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192264
1922761981-07-13 01:35 56° 52' 35" N  8° 30' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192276
1922881981-07-13 02:36 56° 51' 0" N  8° 20' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192288
1923071981-07-13 03:50 56° 48' 41" N  8° 9' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192307
1923191981-07-13 04:48 56° 46' 59" N  7° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192319
1923201981-07-13 05:45 56° 45' 29" N  7° 49' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192320
1923321981-07-13 06:54 56° 38' 17" N  7° 49' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192332
1923441981-07-13 08:02 56° 30' 47" N  7° 49' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192344
1923561981-07-13 09:28 56° 21' 11" N  7° 50' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192356
1923681981-07-13 11:00 56° 10' 35" N  7° 50' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192368
1923811981-07-13 12:22 56° 10' 23" N  7° 37' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192381
1923931981-07-13 13:30 56° 11' 11" N  7° 23' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192393
1924001981-07-13 14:36 56° 11' 11" N  7° 9' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192400
1924121981-07-13 15:46 56° 11' 42" N  6° 56' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192412
1924241981-07-13 16:48 56° 10' 59" N  6° 42' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192424
1924361981-07-13 17:53 56° 11' 6" N  6° 29' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192436
1924481981-07-08 00:27 57° 9' 23" N  6° 39' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192448
1924611981-07-08 01:19 57° 13' 11" N  6° 34' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192461
1924731981-07-08 02:01 57° 16' 12" N  6° 32' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192473
1924851981-07-08 02:42 57° 18' 59" N  6° 32' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192485
1924971981-07-08 04:16 57° 14' 24" N  6° 43' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192497
1925041981-07-10 15:52 58° 37' 23" N  8° 24' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192504
1925161981-07-10 17:12 58° 42' 36" N  8° 32' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192516
1918991981-07-10 06:15 58° 13' 53" N  7° 23' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191899
1919061981-07-10 07:08 58° 14' 17" N  7° 34' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191906
1919181981-07-10 08:15 58° 14' 53" N  7° 47' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191918
1919311981-07-10 09:37 58° 21' 23" N  7° 56' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191931
1919431981-07-10 10:48 58° 26' 42" N  8° 6' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191943
1919551981-07-10 11:58 58° 32' 17" N  8° 15' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191955
1919671981-07-10 13:34 58° 37' 23" N  8° 24' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191967
1919791981-07-10 18:37 58° 48' 5" N  8° 37' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191979
1919801981-07-10 20:28 58° 51' 35" N  8° 46' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191980
1919921981-07-10 22:15 58° 57' 11" N  8° 55' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191992
1920061981-07-11 04:33 58° 10' 41" N  8° 49' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192006
1920181981-07-11 06:27 58° 0' 11" N  8° 48' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192018
1920311981-07-11 08:06 57° 48' 59" N  8° 46' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192031
1920431981-07-11 09:40 57° 46' 48" N  8° 33' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 192043
1912971981-07-06 17:05 56° 10' 53" N  5° 59' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191297
1913041981-07-06 17:42 56° 13' 23" N  6° 1' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191304
1913161981-07-06 18:15 56° 15' 5" N  6° 5' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191316
1913281981-07-06 22:11 56° 23' 24" N  6° 25' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191328
1913411981-07-06 23:08 56° 25' 17" N  6° 32' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191341
1913531981-07-07 00:02 56° 27' 11" N  6° 39' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191353
1913651981-07-07 00:53 56° 28' 47" N  6° 45' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191365
1913771981-07-07 03:25 56° 38' 5" N  6° 22' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191377
1913891981-07-07 04:57 56° 39' 41" N  6° 8' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191389
1913901981-07-07 06:01 56° 40' 47" N  6° 16' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191390
1914081981-07-07 06:45 56° 42' 5" N  6° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191408
1914211981-07-07 07:26 56° 43' 47" N  6° 27' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191421
1914331981-07-07 08:25 56° 44' 11" N  6° 35' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191433
1914451981-07-07 09:19 56° 43' 53" N  6° 45' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191445
1914571981-07-07 10:46 56° 44' 24" N  7° 0' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191457
1914691981-07-07 11:55 56° 44' 11" N  7° 8' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191469
1914701981-07-07 14:20 56° 44' 11" N  7° 19' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191470
1914821981-07-07 15:43 56° 44' 41" N  7° 26' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191482
1914941981-07-07 16:43 56° 43' 17" N  7° 39' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191494
1915011981-07-07 20:48 56° 40' 53" N  6° 56' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191501
1915131981-07-07 21:45 56° 55' 47" N  6° 53' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191513
1915251981-07-07 22:48 57° 2' 23" N  6° 50' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191525
1915371981-07-07 23:39 57° 5' 41" N  6° 43' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191537
1915491981-07-08 05:12 57° 13' 17" N  6° 54' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191549
1915501981-07-08 06:11 57° 13' 5" N  7° 2' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191550
1915621981-07-08 07:17 57° 13' 5" N  7° 12' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191562
1915741981-07-08 10:15 57° 31' 23" N  6° 40' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191574
1915861981-07-08 10:55 57° 32' 5" N  6° 43' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191586
1915981981-07-08 11:39 57° 32' 59" N  6° 47' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191598
1916051981-07-08 12:26 57° 33' 59" N  6° 55' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191605
1916171981-07-08 13:08 57° 34' 53" N  6° 58' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191617
1916291981-07-08 13:49 57° 36' 23" N  7° 2' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191629
1916301981-07-08 18:48 57° 52' 59" N  6° 34' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191630
1916421981-07-08 19:35 57° 50' 53" N  6° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191642
1916541981-07-08 20:17 57° 49' 5" N  6° 25' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191654
1916661981-07-08 20:51 57° 47' 29" N  6° 22' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191666
1916781981-07-08 21:38 57° 44' 47" N  6° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191678
1916911981-07-08 22:17 57° 41' 42" N  6° 12' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191691
1917091981-07-08 22:57 57° 42' 41" N  6° 7' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191709
1917101981-07-08 23:36 57° 42' 41" N  6° 1' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191710
1917221981-07-09 00:19 57° 42' 5" N  5° 55' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191722
1917341981-07-09 11:05 58° 16' 53" N  5° 18' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191734
1917461981-07-09 12:12 58° 16' 59" N  5° 13' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191746
1917581981-07-09 13:10 58° 16' 41" N  5° 38' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191758
1917711981-07-09 14:12 58° 17' 5" N  5° 49' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191771
1917831981-07-09 15:12 58° 16' 53" N  6° 0' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191783
1917951981-07-09 16:06 58° 17' 5" N  6° 10' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191795
1918021981-07-09 19:09 58° 28' 41" N  6° 24' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191802
1918141981-07-09 20:03 58° 31' 53" N  6° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191814
1918261981-07-09 20:56 58° 36' 0" N  6° 35' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191826
1918381981-07-09 21:51 58° 38' 53" N  6° 42' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191838
1918511981-07-09 22:53 58° 43' 30" N  6° 48' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191851
1918631981-07-09 23:47 58° 47' 17" N  6° 54' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191863
1918751981-07-10 04:28 58° 13' 11" N  7° 5' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191875
1918871981-07-10 05:19 58° 13' 30" N  7° 14' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191887
1911321981-07-05 17:30 55° 26' 35" N  6° 28' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191132
1911441981-07-05 18:32 55° 21' 23" N  6° 32' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191144
1911561981-07-05 19:24 55° 18' 41" N  6° 39' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191156
1911681981-07-05 20:22 55° 14' 17" N  6° 45' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191168
1911811981-07-06 03:12 55° 45' 54" N  7° 40' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191181
1911931981-07-06 04:33 55° 46' 12" N  7° 28' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191193
1912001981-07-06 05:50 55° 44' 24" N  7° 17' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191200
1912121981-07-06 07:05 55° 45' 35" N  7° 3' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191212
1912241981-07-06 08:03 55° 44' 35" N  6° 55' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191224
1912361981-07-06 08:52 55° 46' 41" N  6° 47' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191236
1912481981-07-06 09:47 55° 49' 5" N  6° 38' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191248
1912611981-07-06 10:40 55° 48' 17" N  6° 30' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191261
1912731981-07-06 14:32 56° 9' 11" N  5° 52' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191273
1912851981-07-06 15:27 56° 7' 53" N  5° 56' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191285
1909881981-07-04 22:53 55° 16' 12" N  5° 43' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 190988
1910031981-07-04 23:45 55° 14' 53" N  5° 46' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191003
1910151981-07-05 01:13 55° 12' 47" N  5° 51' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191015
1910271981-07-05 02:16 55° 10' 35" N  5° 53' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191027
1910391981-07-05 03:13 55° 6' 23" N  5° 54' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191039
1910401981-07-05 06:55 55° 37' 17" N  5° 47' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191040
1910521981-07-05 07:33 55° 37' 5" N  5° 47' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191052
1910641981-07-05 08:12 55° 38' 42" N  5° 51' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191064
1910761981-07-05 09:08 55° 42' 23" N  5° 54' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191076
1910881981-07-05 10:48 55° 46' 29" N  6° 0' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191088
1911071981-07-05 14:09 55° 40' 47" N  6° 20' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191107
1911191981-07-05 15:15 55° 37' 11" N  6° 25' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191119
1911201981-07-05 16:28 55° 32' 5" N  6° 28' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 191120