Cruise inventory

RRS Challenger CH128B

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Challenger (74CH)
Cruise identifierCH128B
Cruise period1996-07-26 — 1996-08-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFairlie, United Kingdom
Port of returnFairlie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThis cruise was the last of a series of six aimed at defining the nature of the processes occurring at the shelf edge, their seasonal variability and their impact on fluxes of nutrients and carbon across the shelf and into the seabed sediments. Specific objectives included:
1) Survey of the slope current along the slope to complement time series observations by current meter and adcp.
2) Observation of the internal tide generated at the shelf edge, its propagation and dissipation.
3) Completion of the sampling programme of seabed sediments by coring over the seasonal cycle.
4) Final survey of T/S structure, nutrients, pigments and production in the SES box.
5) Recovery of the SES mooring array.
Chief scientistS Martyn Harvey (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
ProjectShelf Edge Study (SES), a component of LOIS
Coordinating bodyNatural Environment Research Council
Cruise reportRRS Challenger CH128B cruise report ch128_96.pdf — access key 'C' (1.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificHebridean Shelf and shelf edge west of Scotland
Track chartsRRS Challenger CH128B cruise track — trk4185.html
Measurements 
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 15
Description: Radionuclide profiles
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Radionuclide profiles
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 9
Description: Radionuclide profiles
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Radionuclides
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Meiofauna investigations, Bioturbation, C14 Dating
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Organic Geochemistry
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of profiles = 14
Description: Particle profiles using flash photography
Biology and fisheries 
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Particulate Organic Carbon
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of profiles = 14
Description: Particle profiles using flash photography
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of profiles = 14
Description: Particle profiles using flash photography
MolluscsQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Meiofauna investigations, Bioturbation, C14 Dating
CrustaceansQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Meiofauna investigations, Bioturbation, C14 Dating
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Meiofauna investigations, Bioturbation, C14 Dating
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Radionuclide profiles
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 15
Description: Radionuclide profiles
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Meiofauna investigations, Bioturbation, C14 Dating
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Organic Geochemistry
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Oxygen uptake and particle size analysis
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: Sulphate reduction rate
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Radionuclides
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: Bed Hop Camera (25 frames/ deployment)
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
11  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Quality control flags
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16561501996-07-30 02:09 56° 27' 10" N  9° 2' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1656150
16561621996-07-30 03:02 56° 28' 1" N  9° 3' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1656162
16561741996-08-01 21:23 56° 27' 16" N  9° 39' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1656174
16561861996-08-02 03:47 56° 42' 51" N  9° 26' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1656186
16561981996-08-02 05:22 56° 42' 39" N  9° 27' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1656198
16562051996-08-02 14:17 56° 37' 23" N  9° 35' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1656205
16562171996-08-04 02:22 56° 27' 6" N  9° 3' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1656217
16562291996-08-06 19:48 56° 26' 34" N  9° 10' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1656229
16562301996-07-27 16:19 55° 26' 42" N  6° 19' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1656230
16562421996-07-27 21:12 55° 40' 50" N  7° 10' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1656242
16562541996-07-28 08:02 56° 10' 0" N  8° 31' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1656254
36  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8611561996-07-28 22:46 56° 31' 5" N  9° 18' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861156
8611681996-07-29 05:22 56° 27' 3" N  9° 9' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861168
8611811996-07-30 01:02 56° 27' 44" N  8° 57' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861181
8611931996-08-01 20:43 56° 27' 16" N  9° 39' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861193
8612001996-08-02 06:20 56° 42' 51" N  9° 28' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861200
8612121996-08-02 17:26 56° 40' 16" N  9° 12' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861212
8612241996-08-03 03:13 56° 37' 36" N  9° 1' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861224
8612361996-08-05 19:00 56° 59' 55" N  9° 59' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861236
8612481996-08-06 20:37 56° 26' 33" N  9° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861248
8612611996-07-27 21:07 55° 40' 50" N  7° 10' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861261
8612731996-07-28 01:10 55° 55' 0" N  7° 59' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861273
8612851996-07-28 07:53 56° 10' 1" N  8° 31' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861285
8612971996-07-28 18:33 56° 31' 4" N  9° 18' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861297
8613041996-07-29 00:29 56° 31' 30" N  9° 19' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861304
8613161996-07-29 03:17 56° 28' 9" N  9° 17' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861316
8613281996-07-29 18:10 56° 26' 26" N  9° 9' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861328
8613411996-07-29 23:49 56° 27' 44" N  9° 5' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861341
8613531996-07-30 01:57 56° 27' 10" N  9° 2' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861353
8613651996-07-30 02:48 56° 28' 1" N  9° 3' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861365
8613771996-08-01 14:40 56° 27' 47" N  9° 18' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861377
8613891996-08-02 03:10 56° 42' 51" N  9° 26' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861389
8613901996-08-02 04:48 56° 42' 39" N  9° 27' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861390
8614081996-08-02 10:18 56° 42' 55" N  9° 24' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861408
8614211996-08-02 13:22 56° 37' 23" N  9° 35' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861421
8614331996-08-03 01:00 56° 38' 58" N  9° 7' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861433
8614451996-08-03 02:14 56° 38' 6" N  9° 4' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861445
8614571996-08-03 03:57 56° 37' 21" N  9° 0' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861457
8614691996-08-03 04:44 56° 36' 47" N  8° 56' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861469
8614701996-08-04 03:24 56° 26' 46" N  9° 3' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861470
8614821996-08-05 21:13 56° 59' 51" N  9° 59' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861482
8614941996-08-06 19:27 56° 26' 34" N  9° 10' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861494
8615011996-08-04 02:09 56° 27' 6" N  9° 3' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861501
8611191996-08-03 21:01 56° 36' 1" N  9° 17' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861119
8611201996-08-05 23:01 56° 59' 48" N  10° 0' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861120
8611321996-07-27 16:09 55° 26' 42" N  6° 19' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861132
8611441996-07-28 01:48 55° 55' 13" N  7° 59' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 861144
1  Pumped water sample
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16909061996-07-28 07:25  — 1996-08-07 09:25 56° 8' 10" N  10° 0' 13" W — 56° 59' 49" N  8° 28' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1690906
Discrete samples 
36  CTD frame plus rosette samplerParticulate metal concentrations in the water column
Concentration of inorganic sulphur species in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Radioactivity in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Concentration of silicon species in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Particulate total and organic phosphorus concentrations in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of inorganic halogens in water bodies
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
17  MulticorerGeological sample radioactivity
Sediment water content, porosity and surface area
Stable isotope enrichment in sediment
Other fluxes between the bed and the water column
Concentration of organic matter in sediments
Concentration of inorganic sulphur species in sediment
41  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyRadioactivity in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column