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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD06/04

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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 PD06/04
Short name PD06/04
Objectives and Narrative 1. At 53deg 32 N 3deg 21.8 W, half a mile west of the Mersey Bar Light Vessel -
To recover: (a) A CEFAS wave buoy (replace batteries) (b) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A pressure recorder, a transmissometer/ conductivity/temperature logger and a SeaBird MicroCAT were fitted to the frame (c) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface (d) A surface torroid (Telemetry buoy) with an acoustic modem and an Orbcomm satellite communication system (e) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (Telemetry ADCP) to measure mean current profile and pressures. An acoustic modem was also fitted and linked to the ADCP.
To deploy: (f) Deploy a Rapid Lander (on test - recovery planned 2 March) (g) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (Mean ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A pressure recorder, a transmissometer/ conductivity/temperature logger and a SeaBird MicroCAT were also fitted to the frame (h) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with a SeaBird MicroCAT temperature, conductivity logger at 5m below the surface and an Aanderaa temperature and conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface (i) A CEFAS wave buoy (j) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (Telemetry ADCP) to measure mean current profile and pressures. An acoustic modem was also fitted and linked to the ADCP (k) A surface torroid (Telemetry buoy) with an acoustic modem and an Orbcomm satellite communication system.
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 salinity, transmittance, suspended sediment and for chlorophyll at selected stations. To obtain water samples for nutrient determination.

Most of the mooring objectives were completed and most of the CTD sites were visited.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2004-02-24
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2004-02-25
Principal Scientist(s) Phil J Knight (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 Half a mile west of the Mersey Bar Light Vessel
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 = 29
Description: surveyed to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 7
Description: from near surface bottle were filtered for chlorophyll and suspended sediment determination.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 14
Description: sampled from near surface and near bed bottles for suspended sediment nutrient analysis.  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 29
Description: surveyed using a LISST-25 particle size analyser.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP was deployed 24/02/2004 to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP was recovered 24/02/2004 having measured the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz telemetry ADCP was recovered 24/02/2004 having measured mean current profile and pressures.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring was deployed 24/02/2004.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring was recovered 24/02/2004.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A Rapid Lander was deployed on test 24/02/2004, with recovery planned for 02/03/2004.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A surface torroid (Telemetry buoy) was recovered 24/02/2004.

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)
29 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
8 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
8 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
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 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
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
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  
662667 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2004-02-24 14:40Z to 2004-04-01 08:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
662679 Moored CTD 2004-02-24 14:50Z to 2004-04-01 08:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
662680 Paddle wheel current meter 2004-02-24 15:15Z to 2004-04-01 11:45Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
662692 Paddle wheel current meter 2004-02-24 14:45Z to 2004-04-01 08:55Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193960 Moored CTD 2004-02-24 16:00Z to 2004-04-01 11:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193972 Fluorometers 2004-02-24 16:00Z to 2004-04-01 11:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193984 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2004-02-24 16:00Z to 2004-04-01 11:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193996 In-situ nutrient analyser 2004-02-24 16:00Z to 2004-04-01 08:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194011 radiometers 2004-02-24 16:00Z to 2004-04-01 11:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194023 radiometers 2004-02-24 16:00Z to 2004-04-01 11:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194035 In-situ nutrient analyser 2004-02-25 00:00Z to 2004-04-01 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1319756 Bottle station 2004-02-24 17:11Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1319768 Bottle station 2004-02-24 18:13Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1319781 Bottle station 2004-02-24 18:53Z 53° 31' N, 3° 16' W Click for more
1319793 Bottle station 2004-02-24 19:39Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1319800 Bottle station 2004-02-24 20:23Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1319812 Bottle station 2004-02-24 21:17Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1319824 Bottle station 2004-02-24 22:33Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1319836 Bottle station 2004-02-24 23:10Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1319848 Bottle station 2004-02-24 23:53Z 53° 42' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1319861 Bottle station 2004-02-25 00:34Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1319873 Bottle station 2004-02-25 01:21Z 53° 31' N, 3° 23' W Click for more
1319885 Bottle station 2004-02-25 02:02Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1319897 Bottle station 2004-02-25 02:42Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1319904 Bottle station 2004-02-25 03:34Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1319916 Bottle station 2004-02-25 04:32Z 53° 36' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1319928 Bottle station 2004-02-25 05:34Z 53° 42' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1319941 Bottle station 2004-02-25 06:26Z 53° 46' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1319953 Bottle station 2004-02-25 07:09Z 53° 46' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1319965 Bottle station 2004-02-25 07:48Z 53° 42' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1319977 Bottle station 2004-02-25 08:27Z 53° 37' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1319989 Bottle station 2004-02-25 09:12Z 53° 31' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
1319990 Bottle station 2004-02-25 09:52Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1320002 Bottle station 2004-02-25 10:24Z 53° 22' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1320014 Bottle station 2004-02-25 11:28Z 53° 23' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1320026 Bottle station 2004-02-25 12:21Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1320038 Bottle station 2004-02-25 13:14Z 53° 31' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1320051 Bottle station 2004-02-25 14:03Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1320063 Bottle station 2004-02-25 14:53Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1320075 Bottle station 2004-02-25 15:45Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1320087 Bottle station 2004-02-24 12:16Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320099 Bottle station 2004-02-24 17:11Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1320106 Bottle station 2004-02-24 22:33Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320118 Bottle station 2004-02-24 23:10Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320131 Bottle station 2004-02-24 23:53Z 53° 42' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320143 Bottle station 2004-02-25 00:34Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1320155 Bottle station 2004-02-25 01:21Z 53° 31' N, 3° 23' W Click for more
1320167 Bottle station 2004-02-25 02:02Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1622675 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-02-24 14:40Z to 2004-04-01 09:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654118 Bottle station 2004-02-24 12:16Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654131 Bottle station 2004-02-24 17:11Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1654143 Bottle station 2004-02-24 22:33Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654155 Bottle station 2004-02-24 23:10Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654167 Bottle station 2004-02-24 23:53Z 53° 42' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654179 Bottle station 2004-02-25 00:34Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1654180 Bottle station 2004-02-25 01:21Z 53° 31' N, 3° 23' W Click for more
1654192 Bottle station 2004-02-25 02:02Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
30 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
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
4 Instrument mooring

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

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