Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH133

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH133
Cruise period1997-05-09 — 1997-06-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnPortland Harbour, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To calculate air-sea fluxes of climatically significant gases.
2. To coordinate sampling 8 hours upwid/downwind of Mace Head, Galway, to study chemical transformations within an identifiable air mass.
3. To assess the contribution of aerosols and particulates to flux calculations.
Chief scientistLucinda Spokes (University of East Anglia School of Environmental Sciences)
ProjectACSOE
Coordinating bodyUEA
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH133 cruise report ch133.pdf — access key 'C' (0.78 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificOff west coast of Ireland
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH133 cruise track — ch133trk.pdf (0.23 MB)  RRS Challenger CH133 cruise track — trk4248.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Underway measurements of T, S, transmittance, fluorescence, PAR, barometric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed & direction, bathymetry & currents from ADCP
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Underway measurements of T, S, transmittance, fluorescence, PAR, barometric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed & direction, bathymetry & currents from ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Underway measurements of T, S, transmittance, fluorescence, PAR, barometric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed & direction, bathymetry & currents from ADCP
Chemical oceanography 
Other dissolved gasesQuantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Carbon monoxide - surface water and atmosphere
Other dissolved gasesQuantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: DMS underway and in air: continuous measurements
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 300
Description: Samples taken from non-toxic supply - to be analysed for: chlorophyll, phytoplankton counts, dissolved nutrients
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 300
Description: Samples taken from non-toxic supply - to be analysed for: chlorophyll, phytoplankton counts, dissolved nutrients
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 300
Description: Samples taken from non-toxic supply - to be analysed for: chlorophyll, phytoplankton counts, dissolved nutrients
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 300
Description: Samples taken from non-toxic supply - to be analysed for: chlorophyll, phytoplankton counts, dissolved nutrients
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Non-methane hydrocarbons, esp isoprene: surface water and atmospheric
Contamination 
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Halocarbons - esp methyliodide - in surface water and atmosphere
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 300
Description: Samples taken from non-toxic supply - to be analysed for: chlorophyll, phytoplankton counts, dissolved nutrients
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Underway measurements of T, S, transmittance, fluorescence, PAR, barometric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed & direction, bathymetry & currents from ADCP
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 300
Description: Samples taken from non-toxic supply - to be analysed for: chlorophyll, phytoplankton counts, dissolved nutrients
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Underway measurements of T, S, transmittance, fluorescence, PAR, barometric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed & direction, bathymetry & currents from ADCP
Occasional standard measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Underway measurements of T, S, transmittance, fluorescence, PAR, barometric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed & direction, bathymetry & currents from ADCP
Atmospheric chemistryQuantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Non-methane hydrocarbons, esp isoprene: surface water and atmospheric
Atmospheric chemistryQuantity: number of samples = 15
Description: High volume pumps; filtering for approximately 12 hours - aerosols and atmospheric particulates: analysis of major chemical species
Atmospheric chemistryQuantity: number of samples = 13
Description: Pumps, filtering for aerosols: nitrate, trace metals, particle counts
Atmospheric chemistryQuantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: DMS underway and in air: continuous measurements
Atmospheric chemistryQuantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Carbon monoxide - surface water and atmosphere
Atmospheric chemistryQuantity: track kilometres = 5450
Description: Halocarbons - esp methyliodide - in surface water and atmosphere
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Multiple instrument types
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal platform movement
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Atmospheric humidity
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Air temperature
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Date and time
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal platform movement
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Atmospheric humidity
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Air temperature
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6101051997-05-09 08:00  — 1997-06-01 10:41 49° 38' 45" N  13° 24' 41" W — 55° 2' 51" N  1° 50' 20" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 610105
1  Pumped water sample
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16235861997-05-12 18:09  — 1997-05-30 15:56 51° 29' 32" N  13° 21' 30" W — 55° 2' 49" N  9° 45' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623586
Discrete samples 
819  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyOrganosulphur and organoselenium species concentration parameters in water bodies
Concentration of alkenes and alkynes in the water column
Other halocarbon concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Concentration of alkanes in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Dissolved concentration parameters for other gases in the water column
80  Water bottle hydrocastOther halocarbon concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column