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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD31/02

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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD31/02
Short name PD31/02
Objectives and Narrative 1. Recover at 53deg 32'N 3deg 21.8'W:
Sea bed frame with 600 kHz ADCP, pressure recorder, transmissometer+TC logger, and Sea-Bird MicroCat;
Single point mooring with TC loggers at 2, 5 and 10 m below surface.
2. Deploy:
Sea bed frame with 600 kHz ADCP, pressure recorder, transmissometer+TC logger, and Sea-Bird MicroCat;
CEFAS directional waverider (single point mooring);
CEFAS SmartBuoy (single point mooring) with TC logger 10 m below surface.
3. 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 2002-11-13
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2002-11-14
Principal Scientist(s) Phil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Norwegian Polar Institute
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 = 13
Description: Vertical profiles of temperature, salinity, fluorescence, beam transmission, oxygen, pressure  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 22
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 sea bed frame equipped with 600 kHz ADCP, pressure recorder, transmissometer+TC logger, and Sea-Bird MicroCat at 14:05 13/11/2002 in 24m depth.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Recovery of sea bed frame equipped with 600 kHz ADCP, pressure recorder, transmissometer+TC logger, and Sea-Bird MicroCat at 12:43 13/11/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Instrumented wave measurements Deployment of CEFAS Directional Wave Rider in 26m water depth at 15:47 13/11/2002
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrate Deployment of CEFAS SmartBuoy no. 12 as a single point mooring with an Aanderaa TC logger 10 m below surface, at 14:51 13/11/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) Deployment of CEFAS SmartBuoy no. 12 as a single point mooring with an Aanderaa TC logger 10 m below surface, at 14:51 13/11/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Deployment of CEFAS SmartBuoy no. 12 as a single point mooring with an Aanderaa TC logger 10 m below surface, at 14:51 13/11/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Deployment of sea bed frame equipped with 600 kHz ADCP, pressure recorder, transmissometer+TC logger, and Sea-Bird MicroCat at 14:05 13/11/2002 in 24m depth.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Recovery of sea bed frame equipped with 600 kHz ADCP, pressure recorder, transmissometer+TC logger, and Sea-Bird MicroCat at 12:43 13/11/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Recovery of single point mooring with 3 Aanderaa TC loggers at 2, 5 and 10 m below surface at 14:56 13/11/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Deployment of CEFAS SmartBuoy no. 12 as a single point mooring with an Aanderaa TC logger 10 m below surface, at 14:51 13/11/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Deployment of sea bed frame equipped with 600 kHz ADCP, pressure recorder, transmissometer+TC logger, and Sea-Bird MicroCat at 14:05 13/11/2002 in 24m depth.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Recovery of sea bed frame equipped with 600 kHz ADCP, pressure recorder, transmissometer+TC logger, and Sea-Bird MicroCat at 12:43 13/11/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Silicate Deployment of CEFAS SmartBuoy no. 12 as a single point mooring with an Aanderaa TC logger 10 m below surface, at 14:51 13/11/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Suspended matter Deployment of CEFAS SmartBuoy no. 12 as a single point mooring with an Aanderaa TC logger 10 m below surface, at 14:51 13/11/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Deployment of sea bed frame equipped with 600 kHz ADCP, pressure recorder, transmissometer+TC logger, and Sea-Bird MicroCat at 14:05 13/11/2002 in 24m depth.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Recovery of sea bed frame equipped with 600 kHz ADCP, pressure recorder, transmissometer+TC logger, and Sea-Bird MicroCat at 12:43 13/11/2002.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Water bottle stations Deployment of CEFAS SmartBuoy no. 12 as a single point mooring with an Aanderaa TC logger 10 m below surface, at 14:51 13/11/2002.

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
Sea level
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
7 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
7 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 Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
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
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
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  
646065 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2002-11-13 14:10Z to 2002-12-12 13:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
646194 Paddle wheel current meter 2002-11-13 14:55Z to 2002-12-06 16:45Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
646201 Moored CTD 2002-11-13 14:10Z to 2002-12-12 13:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
646317 Paddle wheel current meter 2002-11-13 14:15Z to 2002-12-12 13:55Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193204 Fluorometers 2002-11-13 22:00Z to 2002-12-13 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193216 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2002-11-13 15:00Z to 2002-12-13 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193228 In-situ nutrient analyser 2002-11-13 16:00Z to 2002-12-13 10:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193241 radiometers 2002-11-13 15:00Z to 2002-12-13 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1193253 In-situ nutrient analyser 2002-11-14 00:00Z to 2002-12-13 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1195259 Moored CTD 2002-11-13 15:00Z to 2002-12-13 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1313435 Bottle station 2002-11-13 16:08Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1313447 Bottle station 2002-11-13 16:49Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1313459 Bottle station 2002-11-13 20:27Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1313460 Bottle station 2002-11-13 21:09Z 53° 47' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1313472 Bottle station 2002-11-13 21:51Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1313484 Bottle station 2002-11-13 22:37Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1313496 Bottle station 2002-11-13 23:24Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1623875 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2002-11-13 14:15Z to 2002-12-12 13:55Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1665233 Bottle station 2002-11-13 16:08Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1665245 Bottle station 2002-11-13 16:49Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1665257 Bottle station 2002-11-13 20:27Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1665269 Bottle station 2002-11-13 21:09Z 53° 47' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1665270 Bottle station 2002-11-13 21:51Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1665282 Bottle station 2002-11-13 22:37Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1665294 Bottle station 2002-11-13 23:24Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
15 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies

Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
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
2 Instrument mooring

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

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