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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD48/03

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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD48/03
Short name PD48/03
Objectives and Narrative Objectives
1. At 53deg 32'N 3deg 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, pressures and directional waves. A pressure recorder, a transmissometer/ conductivity/temperature logger and a SeaBird MicroCAT were fitted to the frame (b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
To deploy: (c) 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 (d) 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 (e) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (Telemtry ADCP) to measure mean current profile and pressures. An acoustic modem was also fitted and linked to the ADCP (f) 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, and for chlorophyll at selected stations. To obtain water samples for nutrient determination and grab samples of sediment.
3. At 53deg 22'N 3deg 55.4'W, Station 34 - to deploy a new WaveBuoy at Station 34 on the outbound leg and to recover it on the inbound leg.

All the mooring objectives were successfully accomplished and 34 out of 35 CTD stations were visited.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-12-17
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-12-18
Principal Scientist(s) Phil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Norwegian Polar Institute
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1
Work Area Description 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 stations = 34
Description: surveyed to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: sampled using near surface and near bed bottles for nutrient analysis.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 7
Description: from near surface bottle were filtered for chlorophyll and suspended sediment determination.  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: were surveyed using a LISST-25 particle size analyser.  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of stations = 20
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 for a 600 kHz ADCP was deployed 17/12/2003. to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves.
53° 32' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP was recovered 17/12/2003 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 deployed 17/12/2003 to measure mean current profile and pressures.
53° 22' N 3° 55' W Instrumented wave measurements A new WaveBuoy was deployed at Station 34 on the outbound leg (17/12/2003) to be recovered on the inbound leg (18/12/2003).
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring was deployed 17/12/2003.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring was recovered 17/12/2003.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A surface torroid (Telemetry buoy) was deployed 17/12/2003.

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)
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 Fluorometers Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
1 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature 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  
1193923 Moored CTD 2003-12-17 13:30Z to 2004-02-24 15:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193935 Fluorometers 2003-12-17 13:30Z to 2004-02-24 15:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193947 radiometers 2003-12-17 13:30Z to 2004-02-24 15:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193959 radiometers 2003-12-17 13:30Z to 2004-02-24 15:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1316918 Bottle station 2003-12-17 11:43Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1316931 Bottle station 2003-12-17 14:45Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1316943 Bottle station 2003-12-17 15:34Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1316955 Bottle station 2003-12-17 16:18Z 53° 31' N, 3° 15' W Click for more
1316967 Bottle station 2003-12-17 17:02Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1316979 Bottle station 2003-12-17 17:40Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1316980 Bottle station 2003-12-17 18:19Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1316992 Bottle station 2003-12-17 19:12Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317006 Bottle station 2003-12-17 19:51Z 53° 47' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317018 Bottle station 2003-12-17 20:36Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317031 Bottle station 2003-12-17 21:21Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317043 Bottle station 2003-12-17 22:15Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317055 Bottle station 2003-12-17 23:04Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317067 Bottle station 2003-12-17 23:42Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1317079 Bottle station 2003-12-18 00:24Z 53° 32' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1317080 Bottle station 2003-12-18 01:00Z 53° 37' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1317092 Bottle station 2003-12-18 01:40Z 53° 42' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1317111 Bottle station 2003-12-18 02:17Z 53° 46' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1317123 Bottle station 2003-12-18 03:04Z 53° 47' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1317135 Bottle station 2003-12-18 03:46Z 53° 42' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1317147 Bottle station 2003-12-18 04:26Z 53° 37' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1317159 Bottle station 2003-12-18 05:05Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1317160 Bottle station 2003-12-18 05:45Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1317172 Bottle station 2003-12-18 06:22Z 53° 22' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1317184 Bottle station 2003-12-18 07:03Z 53° 23' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1317196 Bottle station 2003-12-18 07:35Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1317203 Bottle station 2003-12-18 08:18Z 53° 31' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1317215 Bottle station 2003-12-18 09:01Z 53° 37' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1317227 Bottle station 2003-12-18 09:40Z 53° 42' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1317239 Bottle station 2003-12-18 10:20Z 53° 46' N, 3° 48' W Click for more
1317240 Bottle station 2003-12-18 11:08Z 53° 42' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1317252 Bottle station 2003-12-18 11:53Z 53° 37' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1317264 Bottle station 2003-12-18 12:36Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1317276 Bottle station 2003-12-18 13:17Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1317288 Bottle station 2003-12-18 13:55Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1317307 Bottle station 2003-12-17 11:43Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317319 Bottle station 2003-12-17 19:12Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317320 Bottle station 2003-12-17 19:51Z 53° 47' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317332 Bottle station 2003-12-17 20:36Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317344 Bottle station 2003-12-17 21:21Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317356 Bottle station 2003-12-17 22:15Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317368 Bottle station 2003-12-17 23:04Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1622964 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2003-12-17 12:50Z to 2004-02-24 13:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1680912 Bottle station 2003-12-17 11:43Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1680924 Bottle station 2003-12-17 19:12Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1680936 Bottle station 2003-12-17 19:51Z 53° 47' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1680948 Bottle station 2003-12-17 20:36Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1680961 Bottle station 2003-12-17 21:21Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1680973 Bottle station 2003-12-17 22:15Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1680985 Bottle station 2003-12-17 23:04Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
20 Shipek grab
35 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
4 Instrument mooring

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

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