Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH114

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH114
Cruise period1994-08-15 — 1994-08-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMallaig, United Kingdom
Port of returnOban, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To work the CTD stations of the Anton Dohrn Seamount (Ellett Line) section, between the shelf-edge and Rockall to continue the Rockall Trough time-series as a UK contribution to WOCE Goal 2.
2. To recover and possibly redeploy a temperature-salinity recorder and thermistor chain at station M of the Anton Dohrn section.
3. To service the DML current meter mooring in the Tiree Passage.
4. To obtain 137Cs, 234Th and 210Pb samples at CTD stations in the Sea of Hebrides for the DML/SURRC LOIS Special Topic.
5. To sample benthos at the SMBA Permanent Station (54º 40'N, 12º 16'W) using the epibenthic sled.
6. To collect a suite of physical, nutrient and biological profiles and samples, including coring, at the shelf-edge.
7. To obtain sulphate reduction and oxygen uptake measurements on multiple corer samples taken across the shelf edge on the LOIS line.
8. To sample benthos using the epibenthic sled on the 2500m contour and also at Station M and on the slope as time and weather permit.
9. To test the Strathclyde University multi-parameter instrument.
10. To collect samples for the EC MAST II Genetic variations in deep sea populations project.
Chief scientistJoseph M Graham (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
ProjectWOCE/LOIS-SES
Coordinating bodyWOCE SSG/NERC
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH114 cruise report ch114_94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.74 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNE Atlantic, cont. Shelf, Rockall Trough, LOIS Box, 5610N;840W-5650N;1010W
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH114 cruise track — trk4075.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 106
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: 2 current meters serviced on one mooring
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 106
Description: CTD sensor Received, ICES, but rejected
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 70
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 70
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 70
IsotopesQuantity: number of profiles = 5
Description: mid and bottom water samples for 137Cs and 234Th
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 7
Description: surface water samples for 137Cs and 234Th
IsotopesQuantity: number of cores = 2
Description: 210Pb
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of cores = 5
Description: sediment samples for sulphate reduction
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 106
Description: CTD sensor
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 70
Description: Extracted chlorophyll on water samples
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: epibenthic sledge
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of deployments = 5
Description: multicorer
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 2
Description: using Sholkovich corer
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature measurements56° 16' 59" N  10° 25' 0" W — Rec. 170894;thermistor chain,c,t,p logger at 500m/2220m sounding
Current meters56° 37' 0" N  6° 24' 0" W — Mooring serv.150894, 2 current meters (23m, 33m), 48m sounding
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
105  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
3912141994-08-22 20:11 56° 40' 0" N  9° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391214
3912261994-08-22 23:37 56° 40' 0" N  8° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391226
3912381994-08-23 01:18 56° 49' 34" N  8° 40' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391238
3912511994-08-23 04:40 56° 49' 59" N  9° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391251
3912631994-08-23 05:56 56° 49' 59" N  9° 25' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391263
3912751994-08-23 08:30 56° 42' 0" N  9° 48' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391275
3912871994-08-23 10:07 56° 45' 0" N  9° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391287
3912991994-08-23 11:13 56° 47' 34" N  9° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391299
3913061994-08-23 12:20 56° 51' 0" N  9° 23' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391306
3913181994-08-23 16:50 56° 46' 2" N  9° 29' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391318
3913311994-08-23 19:04 56° 53' 59" N  9° 16' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391331
3913431994-08-23 19:35 56° 54' 47" N  9° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391343
3913551994-08-23 20:06 56° 55' 29" N  9° 11' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391355
3913671994-08-23 20:38 56° 56' 12" N  9° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391367
3913791994-08-23 21:12 56° 57' 0" N  9° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391379
3913801994-08-23 21:48 56° 57' 47" N  9° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391380
3913921994-08-23 22:18 56° 58' 30" N  9° 4' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391392
3914111994-08-23 22:46 56° 59' 12" N  9° 1' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391411
3914231994-08-23 23:18 57° 0' 0" N  9° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391423
3914351994-08-24 00:14 57° 2' 17" N  8° 52' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391435
3914471994-08-24 01:12 57° 4' 35" N  8° 45' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391447
3914591994-08-24 14:46 56° 35' 0" N  9° 12' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391459
3914601994-08-24 20:21 56° 49' 59" N  10° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391460
3914721994-08-24 23:27 56° 50' 4" N  9° 40' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391472
3914841994-08-25 04:03 56° 40' 0" N  9° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391484
3914961994-08-25 06:56 56° 40' 0" N  10° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391496
3915031994-08-25 15:16 56° 37' 0" N  9° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391503
3915151994-08-25 17:19 56° 30' 0" N  8° 55' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391515
3915271994-08-25 18:14 56° 30' 0" N  9° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391527
3915391994-08-25 18:46 56° 30' 0" N  9° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391539
3915401994-08-25 20:13 56° 30' 0" N  9° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391540
3915521994-08-25 20:59 56° 30' 0" N  9° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391552
3915641994-08-25 22:47 56° 30' 0" N  9° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391564
3915761994-08-26 00:09 56° 29' 35" N  9° 24' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391576
3915881994-08-26 04:03 56° 30' 0" N  9° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391588
3916071994-08-26 07:19 56° 30' 0" N  10° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391607
3916191994-08-26 12:07 56° 19' 31" N  9° 39' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391619
3916201994-08-26 15:17 56° 19' 59" N  10° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391620
3916321994-08-26 20:06 56° 10' 0" N  10° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391632
3916441994-08-26 23:18 56° 9' 35" N  9° 39' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391644
3916561994-08-27 07:42 55° 46' 0" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391656
3916681994-08-27 09:06 55° 46' 0" N  7° 41' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391668
3916811994-08-27 10:05 55° 46' 0" N  7° 28' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391681
3916931994-08-27 10:59 55° 46' 0" N  7° 16' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391693
3917001994-08-27 11:56 55° 46' 0" N  7° 4' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391700
3917121994-08-27 12:40 55° 46' 0" N  6° 55' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391712
3917241994-08-27 13:31 55° 45' 34" N  6° 46' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391724
3917361994-08-27 14:21 55° 45' 34" N  6° 37' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391736
3917481994-08-27 15:04 55° 46' 0" N  6° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391748
3917611994-08-27 17:22 55° 42' 0" N  6° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391761
3917731994-08-27 18:03 55° 37' 18" N  6° 25' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391773
3917851994-08-27 19:03 55° 32' 42" N  6° 29' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391785
3917971994-08-27 19:51 55° 28' 0" N  6° 33' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391797
3918041994-08-27 20:46 55° 23' 17" N  6° 37' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391804
3918161994-08-27 21:35 55° 18' 42" N  6° 41' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391816
3918281994-08-27 22:22 55° 13' 59" N  6° 45' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391828
3906771994-08-15 15:54 56° 40' 0" N  6° 7' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390677
3906891994-08-15 20:19 56° 40' 59" N  6° 16' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390689
3906901994-08-15 21:20 56° 43' 59" N  6° 27' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390690
3907081994-08-15 23:55 56° 44' 1" N  6° 44' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390708
3907331994-08-16 04:22 56° 44' 0" N  7° 19' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390733
3907451994-08-16 05:20 56° 43' 33" N  7° 30' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390745
3907571994-08-16 08:13 56° 43' 59" N  7° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390757
3907691994-08-16 09:36 56° 46' 59" N  8° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390769
3907701994-08-16 11:36 56° 50' 8" N  8° 19' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390770
3907821994-08-16 12:51 56° 50' 8" N  8° 19' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390782
3907941994-08-16 15:22 56° 56' 31" N  8° 47' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390794
3908011994-08-16 16:34 56° 59' 34" N  8° 59' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390801
3908131994-08-16 17:41 57° 1' 29" N  9° 6' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390813
3908251994-08-16 18:26 57° 2' 59" N  9° 13' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390825
3908371994-08-16 20:15 57° 4' 30" N  9° 19' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390837
3908491994-08-16 21:19 57° 6' 0" N  9° 25' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390849
3908501994-08-17 01:12 57° 7' 19" N  9° 33' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390850
3908621994-08-17 03:10 57° 8' 59" N  9° 41' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390862
3908741994-08-17 21:10 57° 17' 59" N  10° 22' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390874
3908861994-08-18 02:24 57° 14' 0" N  10° 3' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390886
3908981994-08-18 06:16 57° 22' 0" N  10° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390898
3909051994-08-18 10:17 57° 23' 59" N  10° 52' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390905
3909171994-08-18 11:50 57° 27' 0" N  11° 4' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390917
3909291994-08-18 14:34 57° 28' 0" N  11° 18' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390929
3909301994-08-18 16:05 57° 28' 59" N  11° 31' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390930
3909421994-08-18 20:59 57° 29' 30" N  11° 50' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390942
3909541994-08-19 00:17 57° 30' 17" N  12° 14' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390954
3909661994-08-19 05:47 57° 31' 59" N  12° 37' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390966
3909781994-08-19 08:06 57° 32' 30" N  12° 52' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390978
3909911994-08-19 10:21 57° 32' 59" N  13° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 390991
3910051994-08-19 12:29 57° 34' 0" N  13° 20' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391005
3910171994-08-19 14:58 57° 34' 34" N  13° 38' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391017
3910291994-08-19 19:40 57° 6' 0" N  12° 55' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391029
3910301994-08-20 00:30 56° 47' 0" N  12° 3' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391030
3910421994-08-20 06:14 56° 25' 59" N  11° 3' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391042
3910541994-08-21 16:54 56° 19' 59" N  8° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391054
3910661994-08-21 19:07 56° 19' 59" N  9° 4' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391066
3910781994-08-21 19:45 56° 19' 59" N  9° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391078
3910911994-08-21 20:55 56° 19' 59" N  9° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391091
3911091994-08-21 21:42 56° 19' 59" N  9° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391109
3911101994-08-21 22:48 56° 19' 59" N  9° 25' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391110
3911221994-08-22 00:19 56° 10' 9" N  9° 25' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391122
3911341994-08-22 02:40 56° 10' 5" N  9° 10' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391134
3911461994-08-22 04:34 56° 10' 5" N  8° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391146
3911581994-08-22 07:03 56° 30' 0" N  8° 40' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391158
3911711994-08-22 09:07 56° 30' 0" N  9° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391171
3911831994-08-22 12:00 56° 30' 7" N  9° 25' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391183
3911951994-08-22 16:04 56° 33' 6" N  9° 6' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391195
3912021994-08-22 18:36 56° 40' 0" N  9° 25' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 391202
2  Paddle wheel current meter
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5082041994-08-15 21:15:06  — 1994-11-28 07:45:36 56° 37' 11" N  6° 24' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 508204
5080321994-08-15 21:15  — 1994-11-28 07:45 56° 37' 11" N  6° 24' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 508032