RRS Challenger CH101B

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH101B
Cruise period1993-03-13 — 1993-03-20
Port of departureOban, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrossan, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect water samples for radiocaesium studies and for nutrient and phytoplanktonic analysis at standard positions between the Sound of Mull and the shelf edge West of Barra: to make CTD profiles on this line.
2. To maintain DML current meter mooring in the Tiree Passage.
3. To work the CTD stations of the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) section between the shelf-edge and Rockall and to collect nutrient and phytoplankton samples.
4. To maintain the DML/WOCE temperature-salinity mooring at station M in the Rockall Trough.
5. To work shelf CTD sections in the Sea of the Hebrides and the Clyde Sea area.
6. To collect sediment cores and grab samples from the Clyde Sea and Hebridean shelf.
Chief scientistAnton Edwards (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH101B cruise report ch101_93.pdf (0.71 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH101B cruise track — ch101_93track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: oxygens rejected due to lack of calibration