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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD17/10

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD17/10
Short name PD17/10
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

A. To service a sea bed ADCP frame and SmartBuoy mooring at 53 32N 3 21.8W.
B. To service an sea bed ADCP frame and SmartBuoy mooring at 53 32.3N 3 38.4W.
C. To obtain CTD profiles, water samples and grab samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
D. To recover a wave buoy at 53 23.6N 3 14.2W.

The cruise is the 69th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A+B) and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, objective (C). Objective (A), (B) and (D) were achieved. Measurements were made at 29 out of a possible 34 sites for objective (C).
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2010-06-09
Arrival Port Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2010-06-10
Principal Scientist(s) M John Howarth (National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool)
Responsible Organisation WHOI Physical Oceanography
Associated Project(s) NOC Coastal Observatory
IHB Sea Areas Visited Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1
Work Area Description Irish Sea, Liverpool Bay
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,5W; 55N,5W; 55N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,5W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 5W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 29
Description: SeaBird CTD  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Ship ADCP  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 29
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway surface sampling  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 29
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway surface sampling  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Dissolved oxygen  
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Surface samples  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway pCO2  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface  
Oxygen Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway surface sampling  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Dissolved oxygen  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface  
pH Quantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Surface samples  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 12
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 29
Description: Fluorometer on CTD  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 29
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway surface sampling  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: 10 Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W  
Meteorology  
Incident radiation Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway met package  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway met package  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 24
Description: Grab samples  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment,
53° 31' N 3° 37' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 45x1 bins from 2.65m above bed, plus telemetry ACDP. Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Instrumented wave measurements ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment,
53° 31' N 3° 37' W Instrumented wave measurements ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 45x1 bins from 2.65m above bed, plus telemetry ACDP. Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrate Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrite Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, irradiance. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, irradiance. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 37' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity, Minilogger x3 temperature. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity. Mini-logger x2 temperature. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 37' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, pressure & dissolved oxygen sensors. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Oxygen Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, irradiance. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Oxygen Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, pressure & dissolved oxygen sensors. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Phytoplankton Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, irradiance. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 37' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 37' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 37' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, pressure & dissolved oxygen sensors. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Silicate Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, irradiance. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 37' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Buoy mounted CT logger, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, chlorophyll fluorescence. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 37' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, pressure & dissolved oxygen sensors. Recovery and deployment.

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
2 Acoustic doppler current profiler Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Sea level
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
32 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Raw in-situ nutrient analyser output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
1 Dissolved oxygen sensor Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
1 Fluorometers Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
1 Fluorometers Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
2 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
10 Moored CTD Data are currently being processed
1 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
1 Pumped water sample Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
2 radiometers Date and time
Reference numbers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1075454 Moored CTD 2010-06-09 10:30Z to 2010-07-07 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1075595 Moored CTD 2010-06-10 18:30Z to 2010-07-08 07:30Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1075718 Fluorometers 2010-06-10 18:30Z to 2010-07-08 07:30Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1075872 Fluorometers 2010-06-09 10:30Z to 2010-06-27 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076027 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2010-06-09 10:30Z to 2010-06-24 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076365 Dissolved oxygen sensor 2010-06-09 10:30Z to 2010-07-07 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076574 radiometers 2010-06-09 10:30Z to 2010-07-07 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076802 radiometers 2010-06-09 10:30Z to 2010-07-07 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1090383 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-09 09:10Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1090395 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-09 12:32Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1090402 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-09 14:34Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1090414 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-09 15:28Z 53° 52' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1090426 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-09 16:13Z 53° 46' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1090438 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-09 17:03Z 53° 46' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1090451 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-09 18:26Z 53° 46' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1090463 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-09 19:20Z 53° 46' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1090475 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-09 21:20Z 53° 42' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1090487 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-09 22:38Z 53° 42' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1090499 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-09 23:43Z 53° 42' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1090506 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 00:49Z 53° 42' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1090518 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 01:49Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1090531 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 02:45Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1090543 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 03:31Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1090555 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 04:15Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1090567 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 05:02Z 53° 37' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1090579 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 05:57Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1090580 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 07:22Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1090592 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 09:35Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1090611 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 10:22Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1090623 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 11:09Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1090635 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 11:45Z 53° 24' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1090647 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 12:31Z 53° 22' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1090659 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 13:13Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1090660 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 14:04Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1090672 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 14:56Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1090684 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 15:59Z 53° 31' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1090696 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 16:48Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1090703 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 19:05Z 53° 32' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
1090715 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 20:13Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1090727 CTD/STD cast 2010-06-10 20:46Z 53° 31' N, 3° 16' W Click for more
1362717 Pumped water sample 2010-06-09 20:30Z to 2010-06-09 20:30Z 53° 46' N to 53° 46' N; 3° 55' W to 3° 55' W Click for more
1624067 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2010-06-09 10:25Z to 2010-07-07 07:55Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1624079 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2010-06-10 18:05Z to 2010-07-08 06:05Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1641624 Moored CTD 2010-06-09 10:30Z to 2010-07-07 09:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1641636 Moored CTD 2010-06-09 10:30Z to 2010-07-07 09:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1641648 Moored CTD 2010-06-10 18:20Z to 2010-07-08 08:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1641661 Moored CTD 2010-06-10 18:20Z to 2010-07-08 08:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1641673 Moored CTD 2010-06-09 10:30Z to 2010-07-07 08:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1641685 Moored CTD 2010-06-10 18:00Z to 2010-07-08 06:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1641697 Moored CTD 2010-06-09 10:40Z to 2010-07-07 09:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1641704 Moored CTD 2010-06-09 10:40Z to 2010-07-07 09:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1641716 Moored CTD 2010-06-10 18:20Z to 2010-07-08 08:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1641728 Moored CTD 2010-06-10 19:10Z to 2010-07-08 08:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
32 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Raw in-situ nutrient analyser output
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw oxygen sensor output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Raw light meter output
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
1 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
2 Instrument mooring

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

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