RRS Challenger CH5/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH5/83
Cruise period1983-03-11 — 1983-03-31
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To recover moorings set in the Faroe-Shetland Channel as part of the Continental Slope Experiment.
2. To carry out CTD surveys as time permits.
Chief scientistW John Gould (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH5/83 cruise report ch5_83.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH5/83 cruise track — trk3092.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Subsurface temperature measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 45
Description: thermistor chain
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: all deployed on earlier cruises;170 days;ave. 21 current meters
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: activity duration in days = 165
Description: 5 tide gauges
Routine standard measurementsDescription: synoptic hours
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingDescription: continuous throughout the cruise