RRS Challenger CH16/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH16/81
Cruise period1981-10-25 — 1981-11-08
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouth Shields, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To deploy V.A.C.M./camera tripod.
2. To recover moorings I1 - I4 and relay I2 and I4.
3. To deploy 3 new moorings, E2, E3 and G3.
4. To carry out profiling current meter sections across the Faroe-Shetland Channel.
5. To test near bottom echo sounder for use on neutrally buoyant floats.
Chief scientistJohn W Cherriman (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH16/81 cruise report ch16_81.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic/ N. & W. Scotland
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH16/81 cruise track — trk2613.html
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: 4 moorings total of 15 c.m;6 months
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: see D01
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 580