Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH8/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH8/85
Cruise period1985-08-14 — 1985-08-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To make CTD transects across the shelf between the Mull of Galloway and Cape Wrath, and to collect radiocaesium samples for analysis by Glasgow University and the Fisheries Radiobiological Laboratory, Lowestoft, on certain transects.
2. To collect bottom cores in the North Channel and Sea of the Hebrides for the Fisheries Radiobiological Laboratory, Lowestoft.
3. To repeat a CTD survey of the Firth of Clyde and Kilbrannan Soung.
4. To service SMBA mooring Y in the Tiree Passage, and to deploy a deep mooring on the eastern flank of Anton Dohrn Seamount for recovery in December or March.
5. To work the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section.
6. To make instrument tests of the Neil Brown 'Smart' CTD and the Bissett-Berman CTDs in a variety of environments, including the Norwegian Sea deep water.
7. To test the suitability of the Interocean S4 current meter for obtaining depth profiles of currents at the shelf edges.
8. To observe seabirds around the Hebrides for the Nature Conservancy Council Seabirds at Sea Programme.
Chief scientistDavid T Meldrum (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH8/85 cruise report ch8_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Channel/ Scottish Cont. Shelf/ North Channel
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH8/85 cruise track — trk3336.html RRS Challenger CH8/85 cruise track — trk3336a.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 177
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 177
Description: 3 without S
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: 4 deployed;3 months
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 62
Description: water samples for radiocaesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
BirdsQuantity: number of stations = 25
Description: observed for the identification and distribution of seabirds.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 10
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
177  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.
2607971985-08-17 08:44 55° 36' 59" N  5° 53' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260797
2608041985-08-17 09:33 55° 38' 29" N  5° 57' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260804
2608161985-08-17 10:15 55° 38' 53" N  6° 0' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260816
2608281985-08-17 13:05 55° 42' 5" N  6° 21' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260828
2608411985-08-17 14:03 55° 37' 30" N  6° 25' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260841
2608531985-08-17 15:12 55° 32' 29" N  6° 29' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260853
2608651985-08-17 16:17 55° 28' 41" N  6° 32' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260865
2608771985-08-17 17:19 55° 23' 17" N  6° 37' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260877
2608891985-08-17 18:20 55° 18' 36" N  6° 41' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260889
2608901985-08-17 19:20 55° 13' 47" N  6° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260890
2609081985-08-18 02:29 55° 45' 59" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260908
2609211985-08-18 04:07 55° 45' 59" N  7° 40' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260921
2609331985-08-18 05:20 55° 46' 5" N  7° 28' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260933
2609451985-08-18 06:32 55° 45' 54" N  7° 15' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260945
2609571985-08-18 07:35 55° 45' 54" N  7° 3' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260957
2609691985-08-18 08:19 55° 45' 54" N  6° 55' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260969
2609701985-08-18 09:09 55° 45' 41" N  6° 46' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260970
2602141985-08-14 12:37 55° 28' 41" N  5° 0' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260214
2602261985-08-14 13:31 55° 28' 17" N  4° 52' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260226
2602381985-08-14 14:26 55° 27' 54" N  4° 44' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260238
2602511985-08-14 15:20 55° 31' 12" N  4° 52' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260251
2602631985-08-14 16:17 55° 33' 59" N  4° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260263
2602751985-08-14 17:06 55° 36' 5" N  5° 8' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260275
2602871985-08-14 17:47 55° 37' 23" N  4° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260287
2602991985-08-14 18:32 55° 38' 59" N  4° 54' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260299
2603061985-08-14 19:37 55° 42' 36" N  5° 4' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260306
2603181985-08-14 20:15 55° 41' 23" N  5° 7' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260318
2603311985-08-14 21:23 55° 46' 59" N  5° 14' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260331
2603431985-08-14 22:05 55° 49' 41" N  5° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260343
2603551985-08-14 23:08 55° 53' 53" N  5° 22' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260355
2603671985-08-14 23:56 55° 57' 47" N  5° 22' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260367
2603791985-08-15 02:21 55° 44' 35" N  5° 17' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260379
2603801985-08-15 03:03 55° 43' 59" N  5° 22' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260380
2603921985-08-15 03:45 55° 41' 23" N  5° 22' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260392
2604111985-08-15 04:31 55° 38' 29" N  5° 25' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260411
2604231985-08-15 05:38 55° 34' 35" N  5° 24' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260423
2604351985-08-15 06:36 55° 31' 23" N  5° 27' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260435
2604471985-08-15 07:12 55° 31' 5" N  5° 22' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260447
2604591985-08-15 08:17 55° 27' 11" N  5° 31' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260459
2604601985-08-15 09:19 55° 24' 23" N  5° 20' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260460
2621281985-08-27 20:12 57° 2' 11" N  6° 49' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262128
2621411985-08-27 21:21 56° 58' 59" N  6° 37' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262141
2621531985-08-27 22:18 56° 56' 29" N  6° 29' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262153
2621651985-08-27 23:24 56° 53' 59" N  6° 20' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262165
2616111985-08-24 04:54 58° 58' 30" N  7° 27' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261611
2616231985-08-24 05:43 59° 0' 0" N  7° 32' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261623
2616351985-08-24 07:04 59° 2' 29" N  7° 41' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261635
2616471985-08-24 13:47 59° 47' 59" N  7° 9' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261647
2616591985-08-24 16:32 59° 51' 54" N  7° 5' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261659
2616601985-08-24 19:19 59° 55' 53" N  7° 2' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261660
2616721985-08-24 21:10 59° 59' 47" N  7° 0' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261672
2616841985-08-25 08:48 60° 15' 54" N  6° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261684
2616961985-08-25 09:01 60° 15' 47" N  6° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261696
2617031985-08-25 09:47 60° 15' 0" N  6° 51' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261703
2617151985-08-25 09:59 60° 14' 53" N  6° 51' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261715
2617271985-08-25 12:54 60° 11' 47" N  6° 27' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261727
2617391985-08-25 13:14 60° 11' 42" N  6° 27' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261739
2617401985-08-25 14:08 60° 11' 47" N  6° 28' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261740
2617521985-08-25 16:37 60° 8' 17" N  6° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261752
2617641985-08-25 18:28 60° 0' 5" N  5° 59' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261764
2617761985-08-25 20:24 59° 51' 54" N  5° 53' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261776
2617881985-08-25 21:56 59° 43' 59" N  5° 48' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261788
2618071985-08-25 23:31 59° 35' 11" N  5° 41' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261807
2618191985-08-26 01:25 59° 23' 53" N  5° 32' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261819
2618201985-08-26 03:24 59° 12' 0" N  5° 24' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261820
2618321985-08-26 05:13 59° 0' 59" N  5° 16' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261832
2618441985-08-26 07:07 58° 48' 59" N  5° 8' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261844
2618561985-08-26 08:56 58° 38' 53" N  5° 0' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261856
2618681985-08-26 12:16 58° 17' 5" N  5° 18' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261868
2618811985-08-26 13:19 58° 17' 5" N  5° 29' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261881
2618931985-08-26 14:12 58° 16' 59" N  5° 39' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261893
2619001985-08-26 15:09 58° 16' 53" N  5° 49' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261900
2619121985-08-26 16:16 58° 16' 53" N  5° 59' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261912
2619241985-08-26 17:20 58° 17' 5" N  6° 11' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261924
2619361985-08-26 22:14 57° 42' 59" N  5° 47' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261936
2619481985-08-26 22:55 57° 42' 59" N  5° 54' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261948
2619611985-08-26 23:51 57° 42' 59" N  6° 1' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261961
2619731985-08-27 00:39 57° 42' 59" N  6° 8' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261973
2619851985-08-27 01:36 57° 45' 0" N  6° 13' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261985
2619971985-08-27 02:22 57° 46' 53" N  6° 18' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261997
2620001985-08-27 03:34 57° 48' 53" N  6° 22' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262000
2620121985-08-27 04:36 57° 50' 35" N  6° 29' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262012
2620241985-08-27 06:04 57° 53' 17" N  6° 34' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262024
2620361985-08-27 09:31 57° 36' 17" N  7° 4' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262036
2620481985-08-27 10:04 57° 35' 29" N  6° 59' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262048
2620611985-08-27 10:44 57° 33' 53" N  6° 54' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262061
2620731985-08-27 11:23 57° 32' 53" N  6° 48' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262073
2620851985-08-27 12:00 57° 32' 11" N  6° 44' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262085
2620971985-08-27 12:38 57° 30' 59" N  6° 40' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262097
2621041985-08-27 17:33 57° 8' 17" N  7° 10' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262104
2621161985-08-27 18:49 57° 4' 53" N  7° 0' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 262116
2615431985-08-23 20:58 58° 28' 41" N  6° 23' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261543
2615551985-08-23 22:10 58° 33' 36" N  6° 33' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261555
2615671985-08-23 23:27 58° 38' 29" N  6° 44' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261567
2615791985-08-24 00:54 58° 43' 30" N  6° 54' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261579
2615801985-08-24 02:18 58° 48' 23" N  7° 5' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261580
2615921985-08-24 03:41 58° 52' 48" N  7° 17' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261592
2610451985-08-18 17:34 56° 14' 5" N  6° 1' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261045
2610571985-08-18 18:17 56° 16' 29" N  6° 5' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261057
2610691985-08-18 23:51 56° 39' 59" N  6° 7' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261069
2610701985-08-19 01:25 56° 40' 59" N  6° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261070
2610821985-08-19 02:30 56° 44' 5" N  6° 26' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261082
2610941985-08-19 11:59 56° 43' 59" N  6° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261094
2611011985-08-19 13:17 56° 43' 59" N  6° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261101
2611131985-08-19 16:11 56° 43' 59" N  7° 20' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261113
2611251985-08-19 17:26 56° 43' 59" N  7° 29' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261125
2611371985-08-19 18:42 56° 43' 47" N  7° 39' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261137
2611491985-08-19 21:17 56° 47' 53" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261149
2611501985-08-19 22:18 56° 48' 47" N  8° 9' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261150
2611621985-08-20 00:00 56° 51' 0" N  8° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261162
2611741985-08-20 01:01 56° 52' 53" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261174
2611861985-08-20 02:58 56° 57' 0" N  8° 46' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261186
2611981985-08-20 04:22 56° 59' 41" N  8° 59' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261198
2612051985-08-20 06:43 57° 2' 53" N  9° 12' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261205
2612171985-08-20 08:05 57° 6' 17" N  9° 24' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261217
2612291985-08-20 10:11 57° 9' 5" N  9° 41' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261229
2612301985-08-20 13:04 57° 13' 59" N  10° 3' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261230
2612421985-08-20 19:56 57° 16' 23" N  10° 54' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261242
2612541985-08-20 22:53 57° 17' 59" N  10° 23' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261254
2612661985-08-21 01:27 57° 21' 59" N  10° 39' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261266
2612781985-08-21 03:39 57° 23' 53" N  10° 52' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261278
2612911985-08-21 05:21 57° 26' 53" N  11° 4' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261291
2613091985-08-21 07:06 57° 29' 35" N  11° 18' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261309
2613101985-08-21 08:45 57° 29' 5" N  11° 31' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261310
2613221985-08-21 11:27 57° 29' 29" N  11° 50' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261322
2613341985-08-21 14:25 57° 30' 29" N  12° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261334
2613461985-08-21 17:19 57° 31' 53" N  12° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261346
2613581985-08-21 19:36 57° 32' 35" N  12° 51' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261358
2613711985-08-21 20:51 57° 32' 59" N  12° 59' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261371
2613831985-08-21 22:56 57° 34' 12" N  13° 19' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261383
2613951985-08-22 01:03 57° 34' 59" N  13° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261395
2614021985-08-22 19:23 58° 37' 53" N  9° 17' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261402
2614141985-08-22 20:51 58° 36' 0" N  9° 9' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261414
2614261985-08-23 00:12 58° 33' 59" N  9° 1' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261426
2614381985-08-23 01:14 58° 32' 59" N  8° 57' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261438
2614511985-08-23 03:48 58° 31' 29" N  8° 52' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261451
2614631985-08-23 05:28 58° 27' 23" N  8° 36' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261463
2614751985-08-23 08:37 58° 22' 59" N  8° 20' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261475
2614871985-08-23 10:11 58° 18' 29" N  8° 3' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261487
2614991985-08-23 12:03 58° 13' 59" N  7° 46' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261499
2615061985-08-23 13:24 58° 10' 29" N  7° 32' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261506
2615181985-08-23 14:55 58° 6' 59" N  7° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261518
2615311985-08-23 16:09 58° 4' 23" N  7° 10' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261531
2609821985-08-18 10:15 55° 45' 54" N  6° 37' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260982
2609941985-08-18 10:55 55° 46' 5" N  6° 31' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260994
2610081985-08-18 15:08 56° 5' 29" N  5° 52' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261008
2610211985-08-18 16:05 56° 7' 59" N  5° 56' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261021
2610331985-08-18 16:49 56° 11' 6" N  5° 58' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 261033
2604721985-08-15 10:37 55° 19' 35" N  5° 27' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260472
2604841985-08-15 12:14 55° 12' 17" N  5° 27' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260484
2604961985-08-15 13:48 55° 9' 41" N  5° 18' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260496
2605031985-08-15 14:53 55° 14' 17" N  5° 11' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260503
2605151985-08-15 16:09 55° 21' 59" N  5° 12' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260515
2605271985-08-15 21:37 55° 22' 41" N  4° 58' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260527
2605391985-08-15 22:35 55° 19' 12" N  5° 4' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260539
2605401985-08-15 23:33 55° 16' 17" N  4° 56' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260540
2605521985-08-16 04:56 54° 44' 53" N  5° 7' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260552
2605641985-08-16 06:17 54° 44' 5" N  5° 9' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260564
2605761985-08-16 07:45 54° 43' 11" N  5° 12' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260576
2605881985-08-16 10:23 54° 42' 54" N  5° 19' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260588
2606071985-08-16 12:01 54° 40' 12" N  5° 29' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260607
2606191985-08-16 12:44 54° 41' 29" N  5° 24' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260619
2606201985-08-16 14:31 54° 44' 41" N  5° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260620
2606321985-08-16 15:30 54° 45' 59" N  5° 9' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260632
2606441985-08-16 16:29 54° 47' 35" N  5° 4' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260644
2606561985-08-16 18:25 54° 56' 53" N  5° 13' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260656
2606681985-08-16 19:35 54° 59' 53" N  5° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260668
2606811985-08-16 21:03 55° 4' 59" N  5° 26' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260681
2606931985-08-16 22:16 55° 8' 59" N  5° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260693
2607001985-08-16 23:22 55° 12' 59" N  5° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260700
2607121985-08-17 00:18 55° 16' 53" N  5° 43' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260712
2607241985-08-17 00:56 55° 15' 0" N  5° 47' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260724
2607361985-08-17 01:42 55° 13' 5" N  5° 52' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260736
2607481985-08-17 02:30 55° 11' 29" N  5° 55' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260748
2607611985-08-17 03:33 55° 9' 35" N  5° 59' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260761
2607731985-08-17 07:33 55° 34' 59" N  5° 45' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260773
2607851985-08-17 08:11 55° 36' 23" N  5° 49' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 260785
1  Savonius rotor current meter
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
608631985-08-19 09:00  — 1985-12-03 13:29:42 56° 37' 30" N  6° 24' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 60863