RRS Challenger CH14/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH14/82
Cruise period1982-09-24 — 1982-10-13
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnInvergordon, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe main objective of this cruise was the deployment of current meters and pressure gauges north of the Wyville-Thomson Ridge as part of the UK continental slope experiment.
Chief scientistW John Gould (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH14/82 cruise report ch14_82.pdf (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN. Wyville/ Thompson Ridge
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH14/82 cruise track — trk2842a.html RRS Challenger CH14/82 cruise track — trk2842b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 17
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: 10 moorings deployed,each with 2 or 3 c.m.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of profiles = 4
Description: current profiles
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 4
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 4
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 350