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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD38/03

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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 PD38/03
Short name PD38/03
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 are 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.
C) A toroid with Orbcomm instrumentation in trial mode.
To deploy
D) 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 are also fitted to the frame.
E) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
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 and for chlorophyll at selected stations.

All the mooring objectives were successfully completed and 20 CTD sites were visited.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-09-24
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-09-25
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 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 = 20
Description: surveyed to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Water bottle samples taken to measure suspended sediments  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Water bottle samples taken to be filtered for chlorophyll and suspended sediment determination.  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 20
Description: surveyed using LISST-25 particle sizer.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 32' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP was deployed on the 24/09/2003 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 on the 24/09/2003, having measured the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring was deployed 24/09/03.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A CEFAS SmartBuoy was recovered on the 24/09/2003.
53° 33' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A toroid with Orbcomm instrumentation in trial mode was recovered on the 24/09/2003.

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)
6 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
6 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
2 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
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
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  
646968 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2003-09-24 11:50Z to 2003-10-01 06:30Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
646981 Paddle wheel current meter 2003-09-24 12:15Z to 2003-10-20 23:45Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
646993 Paddle wheel current meter 2003-09-24 11:55Z to 2003-10-20 23:45Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
647007 Moored CTD 2003-09-24 11:50Z to 2003-10-28 12:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
647019 Moored CTD 2003-09-24 11:50Z to 2003-10-28 12:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193775 Moored CTD 2003-09-24 12:30Z to 2003-10-28 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193787 Fluorometers 2003-09-24 12:30Z to 2003-10-28 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193799 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2003-09-24 12:30Z to 2003-10-28 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193806 In-situ nutrient analyser 2003-09-24 14:06Z to 2003-10-12 09:46Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193818 radiometers 2003-09-24 12:30Z to 2003-10-28 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193831 radiometers 2003-09-24 12:30Z to 2003-10-28 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193843 In-situ nutrient analyser 2003-09-25 00:00Z to 2003-10-25 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1315405 Bottle station 2003-09-24 13:02Z 53° 31' N, 3° 20' W Click for more
1315417 Bottle station 2003-09-25 07:02Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315429 Bottle station 2003-09-25 07:54Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1315430 Bottle station 2003-09-25 08:35Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1315442 Bottle station 2003-09-25 09:12Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315454 Bottle station 2003-09-25 09:50Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1622915 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2003-09-24 11:50Z to 2003-10-08 08:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1667995 Bottle station 2003-09-24 13:02Z 53° 31' N, 3° 20' W Click for more
1668009 Bottle station 2003-09-25 07:02Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1668010 Bottle station 2003-09-25 07:54Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1668022 Bottle station 2003-09-25 08:35Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1668034 Bottle station 2003-09-25 09:12Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1668046 Bottle station 2003-09-25 09:50Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
23 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
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration 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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