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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD11/04B

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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 PD11/04B
Short name PD11/04B
Objectives and Narrative 1) To service an ADCP and a SmartBuoy at 53deg 32N, 03deg 21.8W.
2) To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2004-04-01
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2004-04-02
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 Liverpool Bay, 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

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: SeaBird CTD  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 380
Description: Underway thermosalinograph  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: track kilometres = 380
Description: Underway transmissometer  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: Fluorometer on CTD  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: track kilometres = 380
Description: Underway fluorimeter  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: Vertical net hauls for zooplankton  
Meteorology  
Incident radiation Quantity: track kilometres = 380
Description: Underway surface irridiance and PAR measurement  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 380
Description: Met station (wind, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, humidity)  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) 600 kHz ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 min averages 35 x 1m bins from 2.65 mab. Turn round.
53° 27' N 3° 30' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) 600 kHz ADCP in a sea bed frame. Recovery.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Nitrate Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Nitrite Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) Buoy mounted subsurface irradiance sensors. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Buoy mounted fluorometer. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Bottom pressure recorder. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Silicate Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) SeaTech 25 cm transmissometer on a bottom frame. Recovery and deployment.

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)
35 Bottle station Metadata parameters
Nitrate 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 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
Reference numbers
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 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
2 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
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
Sea level
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
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
1 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Reference numbers
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
2 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  
662711 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2004-04-01 09:50Z to 2004-05-11 11:10Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
662723 Paddle wheel current meter 2004-04-01 10:25Z to 2004-05-11 12:55Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
662735 Paddle wheel current meter 2004-04-01 09:55Z to 2004-05-11 11:15Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
662747 Moored CTD 2004-04-01 10:20Z to 2004-05-11 12:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
662759 Moored CTD 2004-04-01 09:50Z to 2004-05-11 11:20Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194047 Moored CTD 2004-04-01 10:30Z to 2004-05-11 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194059 Fluorometers 2004-04-01 10:30Z to 2004-05-11 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194060 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2004-04-01 10:30Z to 2004-05-11 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194072 In-situ nutrient analyser 2004-04-01 10:52Z to 2004-04-11 12:52Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194084 radiometers 2004-04-01 10:30Z to 2004-05-11 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194096 radiometers 2004-04-01 10:30Z to 2004-05-11 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194103 In-situ nutrient analyser 2004-04-03 00:00Z to 2004-05-11 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1321576 Bottle station 2004-04-01 11:38Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1321588 Bottle station 2004-04-01 13:52Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1321607 Bottle station 2004-04-01 14:58Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1321619 Bottle station 2004-04-01 15:40Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1321620 Bottle station 2004-04-01 16:18Z 53° 31' N, 3° 15' W Click for more
1321632 Bottle station 2004-04-01 16:55Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1321644 Bottle station 2004-04-01 17:30Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1321656 Bottle station 2004-04-01 18:06Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1321668 Bottle station 2004-04-01 18:55Z 53° 52' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1321681 Bottle station 2004-04-01 19:34Z 53° 47' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1321693 Bottle station 2004-04-01 20:14Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1321700 Bottle station 2004-04-01 20:57Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1321712 Bottle station 2004-04-01 21:41Z 53° 31' N, 3° 23' W Click for more
1321724 Bottle station 2004-04-01 22:14Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1321736 Bottle station 2004-04-01 22:52Z 53° 37' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1321748 Bottle station 2004-04-01 23:31Z 53° 42' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1321761 Bottle station 2004-04-02 00:08Z 53° 46' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1321773 Bottle station 2004-04-02 00:46Z 53° 46' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1321785 Bottle station 2004-04-02 01:28Z 53° 42' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1321797 Bottle station 2004-04-02 02:12Z 53° 37' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1321804 Bottle station 2004-04-02 02:52Z 53° 31' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1321816 Bottle station 2004-04-02 03:32Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1321828 Bottle station 2004-04-02 04:14Z 53° 22' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1321841 Bottle station 2004-04-02 04:56Z 53° 23' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1321853 Bottle station 2004-04-02 05:25Z 53° 27' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1321865 Bottle station 2004-04-02 06:05Z 53° 31' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1321877 Bottle station 2004-04-02 06:48Z 53° 37' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1321889 Bottle station 2004-04-02 07:24Z 53° 42' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1321890 Bottle station 2004-04-02 07:54Z 53° 46' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1321908 Bottle station 2004-04-02 08:32Z 53° 46' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1321921 Bottle station 2004-04-02 09:08Z 53° 42' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1321933 Bottle station 2004-04-02 09:45Z 53° 37' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1321945 Bottle station 2004-04-02 10:29Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1321957 Bottle station 2004-04-02 11:03Z 53° 28' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1321969 Bottle station 2004-04-02 11:46Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1321970 Bottle station 2004-04-01 11:38Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1321982 Bottle station 2004-04-01 14:58Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1321994 Bottle station 2004-04-01 18:55Z 53° 52' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1322008 Bottle station 2004-04-01 19:34Z 53° 47' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1322021 Bottle station 2004-04-01 20:14Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1322033 Bottle station 2004-04-01 20:57Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1322045 Bottle station 2004-04-01 21:41Z 53° 31' N, 3° 23' W Click for more
1622687 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-04-01 09:50Z to 2004-05-11 11:20Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1672278 Bottle station 2004-04-01 11:38Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1672291 Bottle station 2004-04-01 14:58Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1672309 Bottle station 2004-04-01 18:55Z 53° 52' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1672310 Bottle station 2004-04-01 19:34Z 53° 47' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1672322 Bottle station 2004-04-01 20:14Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1672334 Bottle station 2004-04-01 20:57Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1672346 Bottle station 2004-04-01 21:41Z 53° 31' N, 3° 23' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
37 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
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
Raw light meter output
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
3 Instrument mooring

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

References

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