Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH25

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH25
Cruise period1988-02-24 — 1988-03-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To make CTD transects across the shelf between the Mull of Galloway and Cape Wrath, and to collect radiocaesium samples upon selected transects for Fisheries Radiobiological Laboratory and SURRC, East Kilbride.
2. To service SMBA current meter moorings N1 and N2 near the Wyville-Thomson Ridge and moorings Y in the Tiree Passage, and to retrieve moorings V, W and X in the Little Minch and west of Lewis.
3. To work CTD sections in the vicinity of the Wyville-Thomson Ridge and across Faroe Bank.
4. To work some or all of the CTD stations of the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) section.
Chief scientistDavid J Ellett (Scottish Marine Biological Association)
ProjectNANSEN
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH25 cruise report ch25_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificAtlantic, West of Scotland
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH25 cruise track — trk3344.html RRS Challenger CH25 cruise track — trk3344a.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 87
Description: S surface only 62 T/S bottom
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 62
Description: floppy
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 11
Description: 7 deployed;3 months
Currents measured from ship driftDescription: floppy cont.
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 69
Description: samples for Radio-caesium analysis.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
60  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.
2525391988-02-24 14:16 54° 39' 59" N  5° 29' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252539
2525401988-02-24 14:59 54° 41' 23" N  5° 24' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252540
2525521988-02-24 16:18 54° 42' 59" N  5° 20' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252552
2525641988-02-24 18:03 54° 45' 23" N  5° 15' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252564
2525761988-02-24 19:05 54° 46' 35" N  5° 9' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252576
2526071988-02-24 22:00 54° 56' 53" N  5° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252607
2526191988-02-24 23:01 55° 0' 59" N  5° 20' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252619
2526201988-02-25 00:07 55° 4' 53" N  5° 26' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252620
2526321988-02-25 01:10 55° 8' 59" N  5° 31' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252632
2526441988-02-25 02:17 55° 12' 59" N  5° 37' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252644
2526561988-02-25 03:20 55° 16' 53" N  5° 43' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252656
2526681988-02-25 03:59 55° 15' 11" N  5° 47' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252668
2526811988-02-25 05:17 55° 13' 17" N  5° 51' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252681
2526931988-02-25 06:01 55° 11' 35" N  5° 56' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252693
2527001988-02-25 07:09 55° 9' 35" N  6° 0' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252700
2527121988-02-27 07:15 60° 25' 17" N  8° 45' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252712
2527241988-02-27 08:28 60° 21' 59" N  8° 45' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252724
2527361988-02-27 09:47 60° 18' 53" N  8° 45' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252736
2527481988-02-27 12:17 60° 16' 59" N  8° 46' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252748
2527611988-02-27 13:51 60° 14' 53" N  8° 45' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252761
2527731988-02-27 15:28 60° 12' 47" N  8° 46' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252773
2527851988-02-29 15:34 57° 31' 5" N  6° 40' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252785
2527971988-02-29 16:16 57° 32' 11" N  6° 44' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252797
2528041988-02-29 16:58 57° 33' 5" N  6° 48' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252804
2528161988-02-29 17:59 57° 34' 12" N  6° 53' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252816
2528281988-02-29 18:40 57° 35' 11" N  6° 59' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252828
2528411988-02-29 19:29 57° 36' 11" N  7° 4' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252841
2528531988-02-29 22:24 57° 52' 53" N  6° 35' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252853
2528651988-02-29 23:15 57° 51' 5" N  6° 30' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252865
2528771988-03-01 00:45 57° 48' 59" N  6° 24' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252877
2528891988-03-01 01:38 57° 46' 53" N  6° 19' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252889
2528901988-03-01 02:24 57° 44' 53" N  6° 13' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252890
2529081988-03-01 03:09 57° 42' 59" N  6° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252908
2529211988-03-01 04:00 57° 42' 54" N  6° 1' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252921
2529331988-03-01 04:53 57° 42' 59" N  5° 54' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252933
2529451988-03-01 05:45 57° 42' 54" N  5° 47' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252945
2668001988-03-05 01:07 58° 18' 29" N  8° 3' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266800
2668121988-03-05 02:32 58° 13' 53" N  7° 46' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266812
2668241988-03-05 03:40 58° 10' 23" N  7° 32' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266824
2668361988-03-05 05:12 58° 6' 54" N  7° 21' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266836
2668481988-03-05 07:27 58° 4' 5" N  7° 9' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266848
2668611988-03-05 23:07 57° 18' 5" N  10° 23' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266861
2668731988-03-06 01:59 57° 14' 5" N  10° 3' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266873
2668851988-03-06 04:47 57° 8' 59" N  9° 41' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266885
2668971988-03-06 07:50 57° 6' 0" N  9° 24' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266897
2669041988-03-06 10:01 57° 2' 53" N  9° 12' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266904
2669161988-03-06 11:23 57° 0' 0" N  9° 0' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266916
2669281988-03-06 13:23 56° 57' 5" N  8° 46' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266928
2669411988-03-06 14:59 56° 52' 59" N  8° 30' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266941
2669531988-03-06 16:52 56° 50' 35" N  8° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266953
2669651988-03-06 18:35 56° 47' 11" N  7° 59' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266965
2669771988-03-06 20:52 56° 43' 53" N  7° 39' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266977
2669891988-03-06 21:52 56° 44' 5" N  7° 30' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266989
2669901988-03-06 23:05 56° 44' 5" N  7° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 266990
2670041988-03-07 01:26 56° 44' 11" N  7° 0' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 267004
2670161988-03-07 02:44 56° 44' 5" N  6° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 267016
2670281988-03-07 04:38 56° 43' 59" N  6° 27' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 267028
2670411988-03-07 05:46 56° 41' 11" N  6° 16' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 267041
2670531988-03-07 12:57 56° 39' 59" N  6° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 267053
2525881988-02-24 20:19 54° 47' 53" N  5° 5' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 252588
2  Savonius rotor current meter
Moored instrument depth
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
2493231988-03-07 12:00  — 1988-06-08 11:59:42 56° 37' 30" N  6° 24' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 249323
2493111988-03-07 12:00:06  — 1988-06-08 12:00:24 56° 37' 30" N  6° 24' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 249311