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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD44/03

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD44/03
Short name PD44/03
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 two SeaBird MicroCATs 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 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 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, transmittance, and for chlorophyll at selected stations. To obtain water samples for nutrient determination.

All of the mooring objectives were successfully completed and all the CTD sites were visited.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-10-28
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-10-29
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 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: CTD survey to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Water bottle samples frozen for nutrient analysis by SOC  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Water Bottle Samples filtered for chlorophyll and suspended sediment determination.  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 34
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 recovered 28/10/2003 having measured the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves , having been deployed 16/10/2003.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring was deployed 28/10/2003.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring which had been deployed on cruise PD38/03 was recovered 28/10/2003.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP measuring the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves was deployed 28/10/2003.

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
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 Fluorometers Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
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 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
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  
1193855 Moored CTD 2003-10-28 13:30Z to 2003-12-17 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193867 Fluorometers 2003-10-28 13:30Z to 2003-12-17 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193879 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2003-10-28 13:30Z to 2003-12-17 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193880 radiometers 2003-10-28 13:30Z to 2003-12-17 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193892 radiometers 2003-10-28 13:30Z to 2003-12-17 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1193911 In-situ nutrient analyser 2003-10-31 00:00Z to 2003-12-16 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1316040 Bottle station 2003-10-28 11:36Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1316052 Bottle station 2003-10-28 13:56Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1316064 Bottle station 2003-10-28 14:51Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1316076 Bottle station 2003-10-28 15:59Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1316088 Bottle station 2003-10-28 16:37Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1316107 Bottle station 2003-10-28 17:15Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1316119 Bottle station 2003-10-28 18:05Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1316120 Bottle station 2003-10-28 18:43Z 53° 47' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1316132 Bottle station 2003-10-28 19:28Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1316144 Bottle station 2003-10-28 20:14Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1316156 Bottle station 2003-10-28 20:57Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1316168 Bottle station 2003-10-28 21:45Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1316181 Bottle station 2003-10-28 22:34Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1316193 Bottle station 2003-10-28 23:22Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1316200 Bottle station 2003-10-29 00:07Z 53° 37' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1316212 Bottle station 2003-10-29 00:58Z 53° 42' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1316224 Bottle station 2003-10-29 01:41Z 53° 46' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1316236 Bottle station 2003-10-29 02:18Z 53° 46' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1316248 Bottle station 2003-10-29 02:59Z 53° 42' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1316261 Bottle station 2003-10-29 03:38Z 53° 37' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1316273 Bottle station 2003-10-29 04:19Z 53° 31' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1316285 Bottle station 2003-10-29 05:01Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1316297 Bottle station 2003-10-29 05:34Z 53° 22' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1316304 Bottle station 2003-10-29 06:12Z 53° 23' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1316316 Bottle station 2003-10-29 06:44Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1316328 Bottle station 2003-10-29 07:28Z 53° 31' N, 3° 48' W Click for more
1316341 Bottle station 2003-10-29 08:13Z 53° 37' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1316353 Bottle station 2003-10-29 08:55Z 53° 42' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1316365 Bottle station 2003-10-29 09:38Z 53° 46' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1316377 Bottle station 2003-10-29 10:27Z 53° 46' N, 3° 54' W Click for more
1316389 Bottle station 2003-10-29 11:07Z 53° 42' N, 3° 54' W Click for more
1316390 Bottle station 2003-10-29 11:52Z 53° 37' N, 3° 54' W Click for more
1316408 Bottle station 2003-10-29 12:38Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1316421 Bottle station 2003-10-29 13:18Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1316433 Bottle station 2003-10-29 13:54Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1316783 Bottle station 2003-10-28 11:36Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1316795 Bottle station 2003-10-28 13:56Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1316802 Bottle station 2003-10-28 18:05Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1316814 Bottle station 2003-10-28 18:43Z 53° 47' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1316826 Bottle station 2003-10-28 19:28Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1316838 Bottle station 2003-10-28 20:14Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1316851 Bottle station 2003-10-28 20:57Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1316863 Bottle station 2003-10-28 21:45Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1622952 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2003-10-28 13:10Z to 2003-12-17 12:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654376 Bottle station 2003-10-28 11:36Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654388 Bottle station 2003-10-28 13:56Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654407 Bottle station 2003-10-28 18:05Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1654419 Bottle station 2003-10-28 18:43Z 53° 47' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1654420 Bottle station 2003-10-28 19:28Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1654432 Bottle station 2003-10-28 20:14Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654444 Bottle station 2003-10-28 20:57Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1654456 Bottle station 2003-10-28 21:45Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
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
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
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite 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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