Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH1/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH1/85
Cruise period1985-01-20 — 1985-02-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePlymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe objectives of this cruise were:
(1) To recover two current meter moorings in the North Channel and deploy another. One recovered: other lost. Deployment accomplished.
(2) To service moorings at S (SE Islay), Y (Tiree Passage) and F (57.5N, 12.25W). Accomplished.
(3) To collect large-volume radiocaesium samples at 3 depths on CTD sections between Copeland and Portpatrick and the Sound of Mull and the shelf break. Accomplished with additional surface samples in the Northern Irish Sea and North Minch..
(4) To work CTD sections across the Rockall Channel, the Scottish shelf and in the Firth of Clyde. Alternate stations of Rockall via Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) worked plus extensive coastal sections on the grid and an extensive grid of stations in the Firth of Clyde, Kilbrannan Sound and Lower Loch Fyne.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH1/85 cruise report ch1_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Scotland
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH1/85 cruise track — trk3201.html RRS Challenger CH1/85 cruise track — trk3201a.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 122
Description: top & bottom S,166 bottom T only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 116
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 6
Description: 64 days, 6 deployed,10 recovered,
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 49
Description: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
115  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.
2592981985-02-04 04:04 55° 16' 23" N  4° 56' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259298
2593051985-02-04 05:05 55° 22' 30" N  4° 58' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259305
2593171985-02-04 06:16 55° 28' 53" N  5° 0' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259317
2593291985-02-04 07:09 55° 28' 30" N  4° 51' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259329
2593301985-02-04 07:55 55° 27' 54" N  4° 43' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259330
2593421985-02-04 08:50 55° 30' 47" N  4° 52' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259342
2593541985-02-04 09:46 55° 33' 59" N  4° 59' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259354
2593661985-02-04 13:18 55° 58' 5" N  5° 22' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259366
2593781985-02-04 14:11 55° 54' 5" N  5° 22' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259378
2593911985-02-04 15:12 55° 49' 41" N  5° 16' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259391
2594091985-02-04 15:53 55° 46' 17" N  5° 13' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259409
2594101985-02-04 16:24 55° 44' 35" N  5° 15' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259410
2594221985-02-04 17:05 55° 43' 59" N  5° 22' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259422
2594341985-02-04 17:35 55° 41' 35" N  5° 22' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259434
2594461985-02-04 18:22 55° 38' 11" N  5° 21' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259446
2594581985-02-04 19:09 55° 34' 35" N  5° 24' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259458
2594711985-02-04 19:50 55° 31' 29" N  5° 27' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259471
2594831985-02-04 20:20 55° 30' 59" N  5° 23' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259483
2594951985-02-04 23:40 55° 35' 53" N  5° 5' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259495
2595021985-02-05 00:24 55° 37' 11" N  4° 59' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259502
2595141985-02-05 01:07 55° 38' 42" N  4° 54' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259514
2595261985-02-05 01:59 55° 42' 36" N  5° 4' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259526
2595381985-02-05 02:48 55° 41' 29" N  5° 7' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259538
2592491985-02-03 23:11 55° 27' 5" N  5° 28' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259249
2592501985-02-04 00:06 55° 24' 18" N  5° 20' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259250
2592621985-02-04 01:01 55° 21' 41" N  5° 12' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259262
2592741985-02-04 02:08 55° 14' 24" N  5° 11' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259274
2592861985-02-04 03:11 55° 18' 59" N  5° 4' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259286
2587201985-01-30 00:54 55° 23' 17" N  6° 37' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258720
2587321985-01-30 01:53 55° 27' 59" N  6° 32' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258732
2587441985-01-30 02:54 55° 32' 42" N  6° 29' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258744
2587561985-01-30 03:55 55° 37' 23" N  6° 25' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258756
2587681985-01-30 04:49 55° 42' 0" N  6° 22' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258768
2587811985-01-30 07:56 55° 38' 59" N  6° 0' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258781
2587931985-01-30 08:28 55° 38' 29" N  5° 56' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258793
2588001985-01-30 09:04 55° 36' 59" N  5° 53' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258800
2588121985-01-30 09:40 55° 36' 29" N  5° 48' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258812
2588241985-01-30 13:30 55° 34' 59" N  5° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258824
2588361985-01-31 01:27 56° 16' 29" N  6° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258836
2588481985-01-31 02:08 56° 13' 59" N  6° 1' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258848
2588611985-01-31 02:51 56° 10' 59" N  5° 58' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258861
2588731985-01-31 03:29 56° 7' 59" N  5° 55' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258873
2588851985-01-31 04:09 56° 5' 29" N  5° 52' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258885
2588971985-01-31 14:38 55° 9' 29" N  6° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258897
2589041985-01-31 15:29 55° 11' 29" N  5° 55' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258904
2589161985-01-31 16:06 55° 12' 59" N  5° 51' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258916
2589281985-01-31 16:43 55° 15' 0" N  5° 47' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258928
2589411985-01-31 17:17 55° 16' 29" N  5° 43' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258941
2589531985-01-31 17:59 55° 12' 59" N  5° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258953
2589651985-01-31 18:48 55° 8' 59" N  5° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258965
2589771985-01-31 19:43 55° 4' 59" N  5° 25' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258977
2589891985-01-31 20:40 55° 1' 5" N  5° 20' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258989
2589901985-01-31 22:07 54° 57' 5" N  5° 14' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258990
2590041985-02-01 00:00 54° 47' 59" N  5° 4' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259004
2590161985-02-01 00:47 54° 45' 59" N  5° 9' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259016
2590281985-02-01 02:06 54° 44' 17" N  5° 15' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259028
2590411985-02-01 02:44 54° 42' 59" N  5° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259041
2590531985-02-01 03:50 54° 41' 11" N  5° 25' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259053
2590651985-02-01 04:23 54° 39' 59" N  5° 29' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259065
2590771985-02-02 10:44 55° 51' 59" N  5° 43' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259077
2590891985-02-02 11:16 55° 52' 5" N  5° 46' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259089
2590901985-02-02 11:46 55° 51' 59" N  5° 51' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259090
2591081985-02-03 02:16 54° 37' 59" N  4° 9' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259108
2591211985-02-03 03:04 54° 36' 59" N  4° 12' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259121
2591331985-02-03 03:57 54° 32' 59" N  4° 15' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259133
2591451985-02-03 04:49 54° 28' 59" N  4° 18' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259145
2591571985-02-03 05:29 54° 26' 35" N  4° 20' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259157
2591691985-02-03 06:52 54° 25' 12" N  4° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259169
2591701985-02-03 07:54 54° 27' 59" N  4° 35' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259170
2591821985-02-03 08:48 54° 30' 59" N  4° 42' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259182
2591941985-02-03 09:37 54° 32' 59" N  4° 47' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259194
2592011985-02-03 10:27 54° 35' 53" N  4° 54' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259201
2592131985-02-03 19:48 55° 9' 29" N  5° 18' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259213
2592251985-02-03 20:51 55° 12' 17" N  5° 26' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259225
2592371985-02-03 21:59 55° 19' 30" N  5° 27' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 259237
2586641985-01-29 16:54 55° 45' 59" N  6° 46' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258664
2586761985-01-29 17:47 55° 45' 59" N  6° 37' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258676
2586881985-01-29 18:30 55° 45' 59" N  6° 30' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258688
2587071985-01-29 23:05 55° 13' 59" N  6° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258707
2587191985-01-30 00:02 55° 18' 41" N  6° 41' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258719
2582831985-01-25 18:35 57° 32' 35" N  12° 51' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258283
2582951985-01-25 21:54 57° 30' 35" N  12° 14' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258295
2583021985-01-26 02:55 57° 28' 59" N  11° 51' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258302
2583141985-01-26 05:47 57° 26' 42" N  11° 5' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258314
2583261985-01-26 08:14 57° 21' 35" N  10° 39' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258326
2583381985-01-26 11:54 57° 13' 59" N  10° 2' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258338
2583511985-01-26 15:52 57° 6' 0" N  9° 24' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258351
2583631985-01-26 18:20 57° 0' 0" N  9° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258363
2583751985-01-26 20:09 56° 56' 53" N  8° 46' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258375
2583871985-01-26 21:43 56° 52' 59" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258387
2583991985-01-26 23:31 56° 51' 0" N  8° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258399
2584061985-01-27 01:29 56° 46' 59" N  7° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258406
2584181985-01-27 04:54 56° 43' 30" N  7° 40' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258418
2584311985-01-27 15:45 57° 52' 59" N  6° 35' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258431
2584431985-01-27 16:36 57° 50' 53" N  6° 29' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258443
2584551985-01-27 17:18 57° 49' 12" N  6° 24' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258455
2584671985-01-27 17:58 57° 46' 59" N  6° 18' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258467
2584791985-01-27 18:42 57° 45' 0" N  6° 13' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258479
2584801985-01-27 19:22 57° 42' 59" N  6° 7' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258480
2584921985-01-27 19:57 57° 43' 35" N  6° 1' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258492
2585111985-01-27 20:44 57° 42' 59" N  5° 54' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258511
2585231985-01-27 21:24 57° 42' 59" N  5° 49' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258523
2585351985-01-28 10:44 56° 37' 17" N  6° 23' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258535
2585471985-01-28 12:09 56° 40' 17" N  6° 6' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258547
2585591985-01-28 13:38 56° 40' 53" N  6° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258559
2585601985-01-28 14:46 56° 44' 5" N  6° 27' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258560
2585721985-01-28 19:57 56° 43' 59" N  6° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258572
2585841985-01-28 21:19 56° 43' 59" N  7° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258584
2585961985-01-29 00:18 56° 43' 53" N  7° 20' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258596
2586031985-01-29 10:26 55° 45' 54" N  7° 59' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258603
2586151985-01-29 12:01 55° 45' 54" N  7° 41' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258615
2586271985-01-29 13:05 55° 45' 54" N  7° 29' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258627
2586391985-01-29 14:08 55° 45' 47" N  7° 16' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258639
2586401985-01-29 15:11 55° 45' 59" N  7° 3' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258640
2586521985-01-29 16:00 55° 45' 59" N  6° 55' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 258652
1  Savonius rotor current meter
Moored instrument depth
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
2493841985-01-28 18:45:06  — 1985-05-07 19:16:42 56° 37' 48" N  6° 24' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 249384