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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD10/03

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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD10/03
Short name PD10/03
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 fitted with a 1.2 MHz ADCP, SonTek ADV, LISST-100 and Sontek coherent Doppler on loan.
C) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
D) A development spar buoy.
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 CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
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. To obtain grab samples of sea bed sediment at selected stations.

All the mooring objectives were successfully accomplished and 32 out of 34 CTD sites were visited.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-03-06
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-03-07
Principal Scientist(s) Roger Proctor (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Polar Res. Ins. of Mar. Fisheries + Ocean. Russia
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 Quantity: number of stations = 32
Description: surveyed to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Water samples filtered for chlorophyll and suspended sediment determination.  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 32
Description: surveyed using a LISST-25 particle sizer.  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 12
Description:  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) A sea bed frame fitted with a 1.2 MHz ADCP, SonTek ADV, LISST-100 and Sontek coherent Doppler was recovered 06/03/2003.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP was deployed 06/03/2003 to measure the mean current profile and pressures.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP was recovered 06/03/2003 having measured the mean current profile and pressures.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring was deployed 06/03/2003.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring was recovered 06/03/2003
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A development spar buoy was recovered 06/03/2003.

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)
6 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
6 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 Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
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
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
1 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Moored instrument depth
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance 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  
646016 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2003-03-06 14:49Z to 2003-04-16 11:09Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
646121 Paddle wheel current meter 2003-03-06 14:24Z to 2003-04-16 13:44Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
646274 Paddle wheel current meter 2003-03-06 14:45Z to 2003-04-16 11:05Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193369 Moored CTD 2003-03-06 14:30Z to 2003-04-16 13:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193370 Fluorometers 2003-03-06 14:30Z to 2003-04-16 13:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193382 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2003-03-06 14:30Z to 2003-04-16 13:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193394 radiometers 2003-03-06 14:30Z to 2003-04-16 13:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193401 In-situ nutrient analyser 2003-03-07 00:00Z to 2003-04-16 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1320597 Bottle station 2003-03-06 11:42Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1320604 Bottle station 2003-03-06 20:33Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320616 Bottle station 2003-03-06 21:22Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320628 Bottle station 2003-03-06 22:11Z 53° 42' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320641 Bottle station 2003-03-06 23:02Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320653 Bottle station 2003-03-06 23:52Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1623783 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2003-03-06 14:45Z to 2003-04-16 11:05Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1652658 Bottle station 2003-03-06 11:42Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1652671 Bottle station 2003-03-06 20:33Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1652683 Bottle station 2003-03-06 21:22Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1652695 Bottle station 2003-03-06 22:11Z 53° 42' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1652702 Bottle station 2003-03-06 23:02Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1652714 Bottle station 2003-03-06 23:52Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' 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
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)

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