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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD24/02

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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 PD24/02
Short name PD24/02
Objectives and Narrative 1. Recover at 53deg 32'N 3deg 21.8'W:
Seabed frame with 600kHz ADCP to measure mean current profile; also fitted with transmissometer/conductivity/temperature logger and pressure recorder;
Seabed frame with 600kHz ADCP to measure fast sample current profiles and pressure;
Single point mooring with temperature and conductivity loggers at 2, 5, 10m below surface.
2.Deploy at 53deg 32'N 3deg 21.8'W:
Seabed frame with 600kHz ADCP to measure mean current profile; also fitted with transmissometer/conductivity/temperature logger, pressure recorder and Sea-Bird MicroCat;
Single point mooring with temperature and conductivity loggers at 2, 5, 10m below surface.
2. Conduct CTD survey of 34 stations every 5 miles covering eastern Irish Sea to determine effects of rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2002-09-25
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2002-09-26
Principal Scientist(s) M John Howarth (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Associated Project(s) Liverpool Bay Coastal Observatory
IHB Sea Areas Visited Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1
Work Area Description Eastern 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 stations = 21
Description: Vertical profiles of temperature, salinity, fluorescence, beam transmission, oxygen, pressure  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 21
Description: reversing thermometer readings and salinity samples  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Deployment of mean ADCP sea-bed frame with transmissometer, pressure recorder and Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature and conductivity logger at 19:07 25/09/2002 in 21m depth.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Recovery of 600 kHz fast sample ADCP mounted on a sea bed frame at 13:10 GMT 25/09/2002
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Recovery of 600 kHz mean ADCP, BPR, Transmissometer/Conductivity/Temperature logger mounted on a sea bed frame at 15:20 GMT 25/09/2002
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Deployment of mean ADCP sea-bed frame with transmissometer, pressure recorder and Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature and conductivity logger at 19:07 25/09/2002 in 21m depth.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Recovery of 600 kHz mean ADCP, BPR, Transmissometer/Conductivity/Temperature logger mounted on a sea bed frame at 15:20 GMT 25/09/2002
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Recovery of single point mooring Deployment of 3 Aanderaa current meters logging temperature and conductivity only: 2m, 5m, 10m below surface 18:40 25/09/2002 in 21m depth.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Recovery of single point mooring with 3 Aanderaa current meters logging temperature and conductivity only: 2m, 5m, 10m below surface 16:15 25/09/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Deployment of mean ADCP sea-bed frame with transmissometer, pressure recorder and Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature and conductivity logger at 19:07 25/09/2002 in 21m depth.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Recovery of 600 kHz mean ADCP, BPR, Transmissometer/Conductivity/Temperature logger mounted on a sea bed frame at 15:20 GMT 25/09/2002
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Deployment of mean ADCP sea-bed frame with transmissometer, pressure recorder and Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature and conductivity logger at 19:07 25/09/2002 in 21m depth.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Recovery of 600 kHz mean ADCP, BPR, Transmissometer/Conductivity/Temperature logger mounted on a sea bed frame at 15:20 GMT 25/09/2002

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
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
1 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Sea level
Temperature of 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  
646249 Moored CTD 2002-09-25 19:10Z to 2002-11-13 11:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1623802 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2002-09-25 19:15Z to 2002-11-13 11:55Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
2 Instrument mooring
21 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Density of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of 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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