Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH15

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH15
Cruise period1987-05-09 — 1987-06-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureArdrossan, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
Objectives1. The deployment and recovery of a mooring at the foot of the continental slope NW of St Kilda. The mooring carried current meters and a recording of benthic resistance thermometer chain (BERTHA).
2. A SeaSoar (towed CTD) survey of the Iceland-Faroes Front.
3. The deployment for 1 year of an inverted echosounder and pressure recorder north of the Faroe Bank.
4. The deployment and recovery of three moorings in the vicinity of the Iceland-Faroes front for a short period during the SeaSoar survey.
5. The working of full depth CTD, O2, transmissometer stations throughout the area.
6. The deployment of an array of current meters and thermistor chains in the Faroe Bank Channel for a period of 1 year.
7. Trials of an acoustic trawl time ocean current monitor (ATTOM) in the Faroe Bank Channel.
8. Continuous recording of depth (PES), current shear (ADCP), and sea surface temperature and salinity (thermosalinograph).
9. Multi frequency echo sounding.
Chief scientistW John Gould (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
ProjectNANSEN
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH15 cruise report ch15_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.26 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Atlantic/ Faeroe/Shetland/ Iceland Basin
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH15 cruise track — trk3324.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 73
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 88
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 1500
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 15
Description: 32 deployed;7 days-1 year
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 44
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 59
Description: silicate analysis carried out on water samples using an autoanalyser system.
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurements
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 1000
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
14  CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
833031987-05-16 16:06 63° 58' 41" N  11° 24' 52" W — 65° 1' 15" N  8° 33' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83303
833151987-05-17 00:33 63° 58' 41" N  9° 0' 2" W — 64° 58' 25" N  7° 3' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83315
833271987-05-17 08:44 62° 50' 9" N  8° 58' 34" W — 64° 27' 24" N  7° 1' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83327
833391987-05-17 13:54 62° 42' 0" N  8° 58' 34" W — 63° 36' 58" N  6° 29' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83339
833401987-05-18 16:00 63° 8' 47" N  7° 4' 48" W — 64° 0' 20" N  4° 57' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83340
833521987-05-18 22:30 62° 17' 3" N  5° 23' 37" W — 64° 0' 20" N  4° 32' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83352
833641987-05-19 05:58 61° 2' 26" N  4° 59' 40" W — 62° 44' 2" N  2° 0' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83364
833761987-05-19 11:19 63° 58' 41" N  11° 24' 52" W — 65° 1' 15" N  8° 33' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83376
833881987-05-19 18:06 63° 58' 41" N  9° 0' 2" W — 64° 58' 25" N  7° 3' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83388
834071987-05-19 22:45 62° 50' 9" N  8° 58' 34" W — 64° 27' 24" N  7° 1' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83407
834191987-05-20 02:20 62° 42' 0" N  8° 58' 34" W — 63° 36' 58" N  6° 29' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83419
834201987-05-20 08:27 63° 8' 47" N  7° 4' 48" W — 64° 0' 20" N  4° 57' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83420
834321987-05-20 14:15 62° 17' 3" N  5° 23' 37" W — 64° 0' 20" N  4° 32' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83432
834441987-05-20 21:42 61° 2' 26" N  4° 59' 40" W — 62° 44' 2" N  2° 0' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83444
88  CTD/STD cast
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
838621987-05-30 02:48 62° 0' 0" N  8° 50' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83862
838741987-05-30 04:57 62° 6' 54" N  8° 35' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83874
838861987-05-30 08:19 61° 46' 59" N  8° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83886
838981987-05-30 09:21 61° 42' 36" N  8° 24' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83898
839051987-05-30 10:30 61° 41' 6" N  8° 29' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83905
839171987-05-30 12:10 61° 38' 35" N  8° 36' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83917
839291987-05-30 13:58 61° 35' 17" N  8° 42' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83929
839301987-05-30 17:02 61° 32' 23" N  8° 48' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83930
839421987-05-30 19:33 61° 30' 23" N  8° 53' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83942
839541987-06-01 09:32 60° 6' 35" N  7° 18' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83954
839661987-06-01 11:28 60° 7' 59" N  7° 29' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83966
839781987-06-01 14:01 60° 8' 59" N  7° 45' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83978
839911987-06-01 16:04 60° 11' 47" N  7° 52' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83991
840051987-06-01 19:42 60° 20' 6" N  8° 31' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84005
840171987-05-21 08:35 61° 4' 49" N  1° 37' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84017
840291987-05-21 10:34 61° 9' 49" N  2° 3' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84029
840301987-05-21 12:47 61° 15' 31" N  2° 26' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84030
840421987-05-21 15:13 61° 19' 32" N  2° 45' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84042
840541987-05-21 18:27 61° 25' 6" N  3° 11' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84054
840661987-05-21 21:36 61° 30' 38" N  3° 32' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84066
840781987-05-22 01:00 61° 34' 54" N  3° 56' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84078
840911987-05-22 03:50 61° 40' 2" N  4° 21' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84091
841091987-05-22 06:03 61° 44' 29" N  4° 41' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84109
841101987-05-22 10:01 61° 49' 37" N  5° 4' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84110
841221987-05-13 14:12 62° 40' 12" N  6° 46' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84122
841341987-05-13 16:14 62° 51' 0" N  6° 39' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84134
841461987-05-13 18:20 63° 1' 5" N  6° 31' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84146
841581987-05-13 21:28 63° 13' 30" N  6° 21' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84158
841711987-05-14 00:57 63° 24' 53" N  6° 13' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84171
841831987-05-14 03:57 63° 36' 0" N  6° 2' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84183
841951987-05-14 07:39 63° 48' 23" N  5° 53' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84195
842021987-05-14 11:08 63° 59' 17" N  5° 43' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84202
842141987-05-14 14:11 64° 9' 54" N  5° 32' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84214
842261987-05-24 03:51 62° 25' 12" N  3° 5' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84226
842381987-05-24 05:51 62° 18' 11" N  2° 48' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84238
842511987-05-24 08:42 62° 12' 23" N  2° 33' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84251
842631987-05-24 12:04 62° 6' 17" N  2° 14' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84263
842751987-05-24 16:17 62° 0' 23" N  1° 56' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84275
842871987-05-24 19:50 61° 52' 48" N  1° 39' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84287
842991987-05-24 22:58 61° 46' 12" N  1° 19' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84299
843061987-05-25 01:41 61° 40' 17" N  1° 0' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84306
843181987-05-25 03:49 61° 29' 53" N  0° 40' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84318
843311987-06-01 19:42 60° 16' 23" N  8° 29' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84331
843431987-06-02 02:07 60° 13' 59" N  8° 35' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84343
843551987-06-02 03:53 60° 7' 17" N  8° 37' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84355
843671987-06-02 05:15 60° 11' 11" N  8° 40' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84367
843791987-06-02 07:37 60° 9' 59" N  8° 19' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84379
843801987-06-03 12:23 58° 19' 59" N  9° 44' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84380
843921987-06-03 15:17 58° 21' 17" N  9° 56' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84392
844111987-06-03 19:29 58° 17' 53" N  9° 31' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84411
844231987-06-03 20:43 58° 18' 17" N  9° 30' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 84423
834561987-05-11 01:05 58° 19' 59" N  9° 57' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83456
834681987-05-12 07:05 61° 13' 17" N  8° 22' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83468
834811987-05-12 08:12 61° 14' 24" N  8° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83481
834931987-05-12 09:12 61° 16' 17" N  8° 17' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83493
835001987-05-12 10:20 61° 17' 59" N  8° 15' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83500
835121987-05-12 11:21 61° 19' 41" N  8° 11' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83512
835241987-05-12 13:23 61° 21' 35" N  8° 9' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83524
835361987-05-12 14:52 61° 23' 42" N  8° 7' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83536
835481987-05-12 17:27 61° 25' 35" N  8° 4' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83548
835611987-05-12 18:32 61° 27' 5" N  8° 0' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83561
835731987-05-12 19:19 61° 28' 23" N  7° 57' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83573
835851987-05-18 04:26 65° 44' 23" N  6° 38' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83585
835971987-05-25 19:37 60° 16' 53" N  3° 59' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83597
836041987-05-25 21:04 60° 22' 17" N  4° 13' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83604
836161987-05-25 22:52 60° 28' 17" N  4° 27' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83616
836281987-05-26 01:18 60° 33' 59" N  4° 44' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83628
836411987-05-26 04:09 60° 40' 29" N  5° 1' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83641
836531987-05-26 07:20 60° 49' 59" N  5° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83653
836651987-05-26 10:11 60° 59' 17" N  5° 45' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83665
836771987-05-26 18:38 61° 28' 41" N  7° 56' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83677
836891987-05-26 19:24 61° 27' 5" N  7° 59' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83689
836901987-05-26 20:09 61° 25' 47" N  8° 3' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83690
837081987-05-26 21:43 61° 23' 29" N  8° 7' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83708
837211987-05-26 22:51 61° 21' 41" N  8° 9' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83721
837331987-05-27 00:26 61° 19' 53" N  8° 12' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83733
837451987-05-27 01:50 61° 17' 53" N  8° 14' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83745
837571987-05-27 03:23 61° 16' 29" N  8° 17' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83757
837691987-05-27 04:07 61° 15' 5" N  8° 20' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83769
837701987-05-29 09:37 61° 20' 11" N  8° 47' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83770
837821987-05-29 11:24 61° 24' 5" N  9° 7' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83782
837941987-05-29 13:00 61° 27' 59" N  9° 20' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83794
838011987-05-29 14:34 61° 32' 47" N  9° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83801
838131987-05-29 16:49 61° 35' 35" N  9° 43' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83813
838251987-05-29 19:09 61° 38' 29" N  9° 33' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83825
838371987-05-29 21:07 61° 45' 0" N  9° 24' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83837
838491987-05-29 22:51 61° 48' 36" N  9° 15' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83849
838501987-05-30 00:37 61° 53' 24" N  9° 6' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 83850