RRS Challenger CH14

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH14
Cruise period1987-04-24 — 1987-05-07
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To work the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) CTD section.
2. To make CTD and radiocaesium observations at sections across the Scottish continental shelf between Cape Wrath and the Mull of Galloway.
3. To sample benthos at station M (57 18'N, 10 23'W) and at a second site in the northern Rockall Channel.
4. To service SMBA current meter mooring Y in the Tiree Passage, and mooring MJ off Loch Spelve.
5. To make CTD lowerings at stations in the Arran Deep.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH14 cruise report ch14_87.pdf (0.28 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Atlantic/ W. & N. of Scotland
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH14 cruise track — trk3301.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of samples = 146
Description: S surface only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 145
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: 1 deployed;3 month
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 23
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 23
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: survey for taxonomy and biomass determination.