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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD02/03

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD02/03
Short name PD02/03
Objectives and Narrative 1. At 53 deg 32' N 3 deg 21.8' W, half a mile west of the Mersey Bar Light Vessel -
To recover
a) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP to measure the mean current profile and pressures.
A pressure recorder, a transmissometer / conductivity / temperature logger and a SeaBird
MicroCat are fitted to the frame.
b) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP to measure the mean current profile, pressures and
directional waves.
c) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and
conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
To deploy
d) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP to measure the mean current profile and pressures.
A pressure recorder, a transmissometer / conductivity / temperature logger and a SeaBird
MicroCat are also fitted to the frame (recovery a).
e) A sea bed frame fitted with a 1.2 MHz ADCP, SonTek ADV, LISST-100 and Sontek
coherent Doppler on loan.
f) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and
conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
g) A development spar buoy.
2. To conduct a CTD / LISST survey of 34 stations every 5 miles covering the eastern Irish
Sea between the North Wales coast and Blackpool and the Lancashire coast and the Great
Orme, to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay. To
obtain calibration samples for suspended sediment at all stations and for chlorophyll at
selected stations.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-01-23
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-01-24
Principal Scientist(s) M John Howarth (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1
Work Area Description
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 Description: CTD survey took place during the cruise. No. of profiles not noted.  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Description: ADCP was released a number of times throughout the group. No. of deployments not noted.  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Description: CTD survey took place during the cruise. No. of profiles not noted.  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Description: At Puffin Island surface sampling was taken. No. of samples not noted.  

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
1 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)
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
5 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
1 Fluorometers Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
1 In-situ nutrient analyser Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
1 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
1 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
1 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
1 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
1 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of 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  
646004 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2003-01-23 16:29Z to 2003-03-06 10:49Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
646090 Paddle wheel current meter 2003-01-23 15:45Z to 2003-03-06 14:45Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
646108 Moored CTD 2003-01-23 16:30Z to 2003-03-06 10:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
646262 Paddle wheel current meter 2003-01-23 16:35Z to 2003-03-06 10:45Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193308 Moored CTD 2003-01-23 16:00Z to 2003-03-06 14:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193321 Fluorometers 2003-01-23 16:00Z to 2003-03-06 14:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193333 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2003-01-23 16:00Z to 2003-03-06 14:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193345 radiometers 2003-01-23 16:00Z to 2003-03-06 14:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193357 In-situ nutrient analyser 2003-01-24 00:00Z to 2003-03-05 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1318199 Bottle station 2003-01-23 21:53Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318206 Bottle station 2003-01-23 22:33Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318218 Bottle station 2003-01-23 23:59Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1318231 Bottle station 2003-01-24 00:43Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318243 Bottle station 2003-01-24 01:23Z 53° 27' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1623598 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2003-01-23 16:35Z to 2003-03-06 10:45Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1678483 Bottle station 2003-01-23 21:53Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1678495 Bottle station 2003-01-23 22:33Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1678502 Bottle station 2003-01-23 23:59Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1678514 Bottle station 2003-01-24 00:43Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1678526 Bottle station 2003-01-24 01:23Z 53° 27' N, 3° 21' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
26 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
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of 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
2 Instrument mooring

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

References

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