RRS Challenger CH1/85
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RRS Challenger (74CH)|
|Cruise period||1985-01-20 — 1985-02-05|
|Port of departure||Plymouth, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Ardrossan, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||The 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 scientist||David J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)|
|Cruise report||(0.23 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Specific||West of Scotland|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 122|
Description: top & bottom S,166 bottom T only
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 116|
|Current meters||Quantity: number of deployments = 6|
Description: 64 days, 6 deployed,10 recovered,
|Radioactivity||Quantity: number of samples = 49|
Description: water samples for radio-caesium analysis.