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RRS Challenger CH9

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH9
Cruise period1987-01-08 — 1987-01-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureOban, United Kingdom
Port of returnCampbeltown, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To collect large volume water samples for radio-caesium analysis along a line of stations Sound of Mull - Barra Head - Shelf edge for MAFF, Lowestoft and elsewhere for University of Glasgow.
2. To service SMBA mooring "Y" in the Tiree Passage.
3. To work CTD stations along a line Sound of Mull - Barra Head - Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) - Rockall.
4. To work CTD stations along sections in the Minch.
5. To work CTD stations, collect water samples for nutrient and phytoplankton determination and to measure light attenuation along various sections on the continental shelf north of Malin, in the Clyde Sea and Irish Sea.
6. To use an acoustic doppler current profiler to examine currents over the Great Plateau and in the Arran Deep in the Clyde Sea.
7. To collect sediment cores in the Irish Sea.
8. To service and relay current meter moorings in the Clyde Sea.
9. To collect zooplankton samples under various conditions on the shelf and in the Clyde Sea.
Chief scientistAnton Edwards (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH9 cruise report ch9_87.pdf (0.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic (West of Scotland, The Minches, North Channel and Clyde Approaches)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH9 cruise track — trk3300.html RRS Challenger CH9 cruise track — trk3300a.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 136
Description: S only 110 bottom
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 119
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 12
Description: irradiance meter
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: 6 deployed;3 month
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 56
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 56
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 56
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 56
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 111
Description: samples for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 3
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 58
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of surveys = 2
Description: survey:distribution,biomass determination,energy transfers,population structures
Data held at BODC Get data
Series/Profiles 
119  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.
2641591987-01-10 04:23 56° 52' 59" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264159
2643441987-01-12 10:52 58° 16' 59" N  6° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264344
2643811987-01-12 16:45 57° 42' 59" N  5° 54' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264381
2644121987-01-12 20:11 57° 45' 0" N  6° 12' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264412
3440311987-01-15 01:54 56° 0' 0" N  7° 0' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344031
3442521987-01-16 11:14 55° 23' 17" N  6° 37' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344252
3444001987-01-20 16:18 55° 13' 0" N  5° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344400
2641961987-01-10 12:49 57° 6' 0" N  9° 24' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264196
2644361987-01-12 21:33 57° 48' 59" N  6° 24' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264436
3439181987-01-14 03:42 56° 12' 54" N  6° 58' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343918
3443931987-01-20 14:43 55° 8' 53" N  5° 19' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344393
2640921987-01-09 21:21 56° 43' 59" N  7° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264092
2642881987-01-11 06:53 57° 29' 29" N  11° 50' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264288
2643321987-01-12 10:01 58° 16' 59" N  5° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264332
2643681987-01-12 15:57 57° 42' 59" N  5° 47' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264368
2644851987-01-13 05:53 57° 1' 59" N  6° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264485
3438871987-01-14 01:00 56° 1' 5" N  6° 41' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343887
3440791987-01-15 08:13 56° 0' 11" N  8° 0' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344079
3445041987-01-21 07:45 55° 37' 59" N  5° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344504
3446331987-01-22 05:14 55° 15' 54" N  5° 30' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344633
2641841987-01-10 11:36 57° 2' 59" N  9° 12' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264184
2642271987-01-10 19:27 57° 17' 59" N  10° 22' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264227
2642641987-01-11 03:12 57° 27' 59" N  11° 18' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264264
2643191987-01-12 08:08 58° 16' 59" N  5° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264319
2643201987-01-12 09:05 58° 16' 59" N  5° 39' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264320
2644731987-01-13 04:55 57° 4' 59" N  7° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264473
3438261987-01-13 19:22 56° 10' 54" N  5° 58' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343826
3438381987-01-13 20:07 56° 8' 12" N  5° 55' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343838
2644971987-01-13 07:04 56° 58' 59" N  6° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264497
3438631987-01-13 23:18 55° 32' 59" N  6° 28' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343863
3438751987-01-14 00:06 55° 56' 53" N  6° 34' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343875
3439311987-01-14 04:40 56° 16' 59" N  7° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343931
3442391987-01-16 08:43 55° 32' 35" N  6° 29' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344239
3444851987-01-21 01:06 55° 27' 54" N  4° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344485
3446451987-01-22 06:12 55° 19' 59" N  5° 28' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344645
3441841987-01-16 02:43 55° 46' 5" N  6° 46' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344184
3444361987-01-20 19:27 55° 20' 6" N  5° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344436
3441351987-01-15 19:54 55° 46' 0" N  7° 41' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344135
3442401987-01-16 09:34 55° 28' 0" N  6° 33' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344240
3442881987-01-16 17:37 55° 9' 29" N  6° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344288
3439801987-01-14 20:24 56° 10' 59" N  6° 9' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343980
3441111987-01-15 13:04 56° 0' 0" N  8° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344111
3441961987-01-16 03:35 55° 45' 54" N  6° 37' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344196
3443681987-01-17 02:20 55° 4' 59" N  5° 26' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344368
3443071987-01-16 18:30 55° 11' 30" N  5° 55' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344307
3444481987-01-20 21:23 55° 28' 59" N  5° 1' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344448
3445281987-01-21 17:01 55° 46' 54" N  5° 14' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344528
2642391987-01-10 21:35 57° 21' 59" N  10° 39' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264239
2640311987-01-08 19:10 56° 39' 59" N  6° 6' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264031
2640431987-01-08 20:32 56° 39' 59" N  6° 6' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264043
2642031987-01-10 14:28 57° 8' 59" N  9° 41' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264203
2642401987-01-10 23:59 57° 23' 59" N  10° 51' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264240
3440061987-01-14 22:57 56° 6' 54" N  6° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344006
3440921987-01-15 11:04 56° 0' 0" N  8° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344092
3442151987-01-16 06:53 55° 42' 0" N  6° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344215
3445771987-01-21 23:16 55° 38' 59" N  5° 25' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344577
3445531987-01-21 19:58 55° 58' 0" N  5° 23' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344553
3445651987-01-21 22:01 55° 45' 18" N  5° 16' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344565
3441471987-01-15 21:36 55° 46' 0" N  7° 29' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344147
3445411987-01-21 19:12 55° 53' 59" N  5° 23' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344541
3439551987-01-14 14:19 56° 19' 59" N  5° 41' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343955
3440181987-01-15 00:28 56° 0' 0" N  6° 50' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344018
3440551987-01-15 04:56 56° 0' 0" N  7° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344055
3442761987-01-16 13:34 55° 13' 59" N  6° 45' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344276
2641471987-01-10 03:21 56° 51' 0" N  8° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264147
2642761987-01-11 04:40 57° 28' 59" N  11° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264276
2644001987-01-12 18:43 57° 42' 59" N  6° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264400
3439061987-01-14 02:45 56° 8' 53" N  6° 53' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343906
3440431987-01-15 03:12 56° 0' 0" N  7° 14' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344043
3443191987-01-16 19:48 55° 12' 47" N  5° 52' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344319
2643071987-01-12 07:06 58° 16' 59" N  5° 17' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264307
3438021987-01-13 17:51 56° 16' 23" N  6° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343802
3441601987-01-16 00:16 55° 46' 5" N  7° 4' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344160
3441721987-01-16 01:21 55° 46' 0" N  6° 55' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344172
3442271987-01-16 07:47 55° 37' 18" N  6° 25' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344227
3443441987-01-16 23:18 55° 13' 0" N  5° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344344
3443811987-01-17 04:21 55° 1' 0" N  5° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344381
3445901987-01-22 01:37 55° 30' 54" N  5° 25' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344590
2640801987-01-09 02:26 56° 43' 59" N  7° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264080
2641231987-01-09 23:20 56° 43' 59" N  7° 39' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264123
2641721987-01-10 08:31 57° 0' 0" N  9° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264172
2642151987-01-10 16:56 57° 13' 59" N  10° 3' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264215
2643931987-01-12 18:01 57° 42' 59" N  6° 0' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264393
2644611987-01-13 03:43 57° 7' 59" N  7° 10' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264461
3438141987-01-13 18:35 56° 13' 59" N  6° 2' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343814
3439671987-01-14 15:21 56° 17' 30" N  5° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343967
3440801987-01-15 09:23 56° 0' 0" N  8° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344080
3441591987-01-15 22:32 55° 46' 0" N  7° 16' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344159
3443201987-01-16 20:28 55° 14' 53" N  5° 47' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344320
3444121987-01-20 17:19 55° 15' 47" N  5° 13' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344412
3444971987-01-21 06:09 55° 34' 12" N  4° 59' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344497
3446211987-01-22 03:46 55° 22' 0" N  5° 26' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344621
2640551987-01-08 21:42 56° 40' 59" N  6° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264055
2640671987-01-08 23:15 56° 43' 59" N  6° 27' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264067
2641111987-01-09 22:18 56° 43' 59" N  7° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264111
2641351987-01-10 01:35 56° 46' 59" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264135
2641601987-01-10 06:45 56° 57' 0" N  8° 46' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264160
2642521987-01-11 01:45 57° 27' 0" N  11° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264252
2643561987-01-12 11:43 58° 16' 59" N  6° 10' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264356
2644241987-01-12 20:53 57° 46' 59" N  6° 18' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264424
2644481987-01-12 22:13 57° 51' 0" N  6° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264448
3439431987-01-14 11:05 56° 24' 42" N  5° 36' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343943
3439921987-01-14 21:31 56° 7' 0" N  6° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343992
3442641987-01-16 12:16 55° 18' 42" N  6° 41' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344264
3444241987-01-20 18:31 55° 19' 59" N  5° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344424
3444731987-01-20 23:51 55° 27' 54" N  4° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344473
3445161987-01-21 14:15 55° 34' 5" N  4° 59' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344516
3446081987-01-22 02:49 55° 27' 0" N  5° 27' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344608
3441231987-01-15 18:25 55° 46' 12" N  7° 59' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344123
3439791987-01-14 17:20 56° 13' 59" N  6° 1' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343979
3444611987-01-20 22:31 55° 28' 59" N  4° 55' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344461
3443321987-01-16 22:16 55° 17' 23" N  5° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344332
3445891987-01-22 00:50 55° 34' 12" N  5° 24' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344589
3440671987-01-15 06:09 55° 59' 53" N  7° 45' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344067
2640791987-01-09 00:59 56° 43' 59" N  6° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 264079
3438511987-01-13 20:44 56° 5' 41" N  5° 53' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343851
3438991987-01-14 01:53 56° 5' 6" N  6° 47' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 343899
3442031987-01-16 05:08 55° 46' 0" N  6° 28' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344203
3443561987-01-17 00:47 55° 8' 59" N  5° 32' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 344356
1  Savonius rotor current meter
Moored instrument depth
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
2494031987-01-09 16:00:06  — 1987-05-01 08:00:18 56° 37' 36" N  6° 23' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 249403