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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD49/10

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 PD49/10
Short name PD49/10
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

1.1 At site A, 53 32? N, 3 21.8? W
To recover:
a) A sea bed frame containing a 600 kHz RDI ADCP (measuring mean current profile, pressures and directional waves), SeaBird SBE 16plus (with pumped conductivity sensor), digiquartz pressure sensor, a SeaPoint turbidity sensor with wiper, and a SeaBird SBE 16plus with an Aanderra oxygen Optode.
b) CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are SeaBird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 m and 10 m below the surface and temperature miniloggers at 7.5 m and 15 m below the surface. Plus a new WetLabs ACS unit and Wetlabs fluorometer on a frame at 5m.
To deploy:
a) A sea bed frame containing a 600 kHz RDI ADCP (measuring mean current profile, pressures and directional waves), SeaBird SBE 16plus (with pumped conductivity sensor), digiquartz pressure sensor, a SeaPoint turbidity sensor with wiper and
SeaBird SBE 16plus with an Aanderra oxygen Optode.
b) CEFAS SmartBuoy (including a new weather station system) in a single point mooring. Temperature mini-loggers are attached to the mooring wire at 7.5 m and 15 m below the surface and a SeaBird Microcat temperature and conductivity logger at 10m below the surface. A frame with a WetLabs ACS unit, Wetlabs fluorometer and SeaBird MicoCat is attached at 5m below the surface.

1.2 At 'new' site B, 53 32.3? N, 3 38.4? W (CTD station 20)
To recover:
a) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz RDI ADCP measuring mean current profile, pressures and directional waves, a SeaBird SBE 16plus (with pumped conductivity sensor), digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor (fitted with a wiper).
b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are SeaBird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 m and 10 m below the surface and temperature miniloggers at 7.5 m, 15 m and 20 m below the surface.
To deploy
a) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz RDI ADCP measuring mean current profile, pressures and directional waves, a SeaBird SBE 16plus (with pumped conductivity sensor), digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor (fitted with a wiper).
b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are SeaBird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 m and 10 m below the surface and temperature miniloggers at 7.5 m, 15 m and 20 m below the surface.

1.3 CTD and LISST survey
To conduct a CTD survey including LISST measurements at 34 sites every five nautical miles covering the eastern Irish Sea to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay. The survey covers the area from the coast of
North Wales to a line extending westwards from Blackpool, and from the Lancashire coast to a line extending northwards from Great Ormes Head.
To obtain calibration samples for salinity, transmittance and suspended sediment at selected stations.
To obtain near surface and bed water samples for nutrient (nitrate, phosphate, silicate), suspended sediment and chlorophyll-a determination. NOC Liverpool has supplied filtering equipment and filters for determining concentrations of suspended
sediment and chlorophyll-a.
To test an OSIL YSI CastAway CTD system

1.4 Other activities
Sea bed sediment analysis. To collect sediment samples at each CTD site with a Day grab for Andy Plater (University of Liverpool).
Zooplankton net hauls: To collect 10 vertical zooplankton net hauls for CEFAS at Site A
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2010-12-07
Arrival Port Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2010-12-08
Principal Scientist(s) John Kenny (National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool)
Responsible Organisation National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool
Associated Project(s) Oceans 2025 SO11
IHB Sea Areas Visited Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1
Work Area Description Liverpool Bay and Eastern Irish Sea
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

No information on datasets is currently available for this cruise

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

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)
10 Bottle station Metadata parameters
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
5 Bottle station Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
13 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
10 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
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
1 In-situ nutrient analyser Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
1 In-situ nutrient analyser Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
2 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
11 Moored CTD Data are currently being processed
2 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
1 Pumped water sample Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
1 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  
1075509 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 13:00Z to 2011-01-12 09:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1075626 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 16:30Z to 2011-01-13 15:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1075755 Fluorometers 2010-12-07 16:30Z to 2011-01-01 23:30Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1075915 Fluorometers 2010-12-07 13:00Z to 2011-01-12 09:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076064 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2010-12-07 13:00Z to 2011-01-12 09:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076248 In-situ nutrient analyser 2010-12-07 16:00Z to 2011-01-12 08:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076390 Dissolved oxygen sensor 2010-12-07 13:00Z to 2011-01-12 09:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076469 In-situ nutrient analyser 2010-12-08 00:00Z to 2011-01-09 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076654 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2010-12-07 16:30Z to 2011-01-13 15:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1076851 radiometers 2010-12-07 13:00Z to 2011-01-12 09:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1140953 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-07 16:46Z 53° 32' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1140965 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-07 17:35Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1140977 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-07 18:16Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1140989 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-07 18:59Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1140990 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-07 19:43Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1141004 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-07 20:26Z 53° 31' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1141016 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-07 21:10Z 53° 31' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
1141028 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-07 21:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1141041 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-07 22:34Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1141053 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-08 00:05Z 53° 31' N, 3° 15' W Click for more
1317829 Bottle station 2010-12-07 11:53Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1317830 Bottle station 2010-12-07 16:47Z 53° 32' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1317842 Bottle station 2010-12-07 17:37Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1317854 Bottle station 2010-12-07 19:44Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1317866 Bottle station 2010-12-07 22:34Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1354300 Bottle station 2010-12-07 16:47Z 53° 32' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1354312 Bottle station 2010-12-07 17:37Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1354324 Bottle station 2010-12-07 18:18Z 53° 27' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1354336 Bottle station 2010-12-07 19:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1354348 Bottle station 2010-12-07 19:44Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1354361 Bottle station 2010-12-07 20:29Z 53° 31' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1354373 Bottle station 2010-12-07 21:12Z 53° 31' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
1354385 Bottle station 2010-12-07 21:51Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1354397 Bottle station 2010-12-07 22:34Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1354404 Bottle station 2010-12-08 00:06Z 53° 31' N, 3° 15' W Click for more
1362698 Pumped water sample 2010-12-07 13:20Z to 2010-12-07 13:20Z 53° 31' N to 53° 31' N; 3° 21' W to 3° 21' W Click for more
1623654 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2010-12-07 12:35Z to 2011-01-12 08:05Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1623666 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2010-12-07 15:25Z to 2011-01-13 08:15Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1642013 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 16:10Z to 2011-01-13 15:10Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1642025 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 16:10Z to 2011-01-13 15:10Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1642037 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 13:10Z to 2011-01-12 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1642049 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 13:10Z to 2011-01-12 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1642050 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 12:30Z to 2011-01-12 08:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1642062 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 15:20Z to 2011-01-13 08:10Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1642074 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 13:10Z to 2011-01-12 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1642086 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 13:10Z to 2011-01-12 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1642098 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 16:10Z to 2011-01-13 15:10Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1642105 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 16:10Z to 2011-01-13 15:10Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1642117 Moored CTD 2010-12-07 16:10Z to 2011-01-13 15:10Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1664137 Bottle station 2010-12-07 11:53Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1664149 Bottle station 2010-12-07 16:47Z 53° 32' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1664150 Bottle station 2010-12-07 22:34Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1670223 Bottle station 2010-12-07 16:47Z 53° 32' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1670235 Bottle station 2010-12-07 17:37Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1670247 Bottle station 2010-12-07 18:18Z 53° 27' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1670259 Bottle station 2010-12-07 19:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1670260 Bottle station 2010-12-07 19:44Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1670272 Bottle station 2010-12-07 20:29Z 53° 31' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1670284 Bottle station 2010-12-07 21:12Z 53° 31' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
1670296 Bottle station 2010-12-07 21:51Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1670303 Bottle station 2010-12-07 22:34Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1670315 Bottle station 2010-12-08 00:06Z 53° 31' N, 3° 15' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
2 Instrument mooring
1 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
11 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
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
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

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

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