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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD29/04

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 PD29/04
Short name PD29/04
Objectives and Narrative 1. To service an ADCP and a SmartBuoy at 53 32 N 3 21.8 W.
2. To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
The cruise is the 19th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (1) and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay/the eastern Irish Sea, objective (2).
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2004-07-20
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2004-07-21
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 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 (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed & 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 irradiance 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 CTD stations Aanderaa logger under Smartbuoy. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W CTD stations SeaBird micro cat logger on a bottom frame. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W CTD stations SeaBird micro cat logger under Smartbuoy. Recovery and deployment.
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° 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)
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
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 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
Moored instrument depth
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
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
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  
664244 Paddle wheel current meter 2004-07-20 12:35Z to 2004-08-11 12:55Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
664256 Moored CTD 2004-07-20 12:30Z to 2004-08-11 12:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
664312 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2004-07-20 12:29Z to 2004-08-11 11:19Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
664336 Paddle wheel current meter 2004-07-20 12:25Z to 2004-08-11 11:15Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194268 Moored CTD 2004-07-20 12:30Z to 2004-08-11 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194281 Fluorometers 2004-07-20 12:30Z to 2004-08-11 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194293 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2004-07-20 12:30Z to 2004-08-11 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194300 In-situ nutrient analyser 2004-07-20 16:00Z to 2004-08-11 12:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194312 radiometers 2004-07-20 12:30Z to 2004-08-11 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194324 radiometers 2004-07-20 12:30Z to 2004-08-11 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194336 In-situ nutrient analyser 2004-07-22 00:00Z to 2004-08-11 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1312512 Bottle station 2004-07-20 13:04Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1312524 Bottle station 2004-07-20 15:28Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1312536 Bottle station 2004-07-20 16:11Z 53° 31' N, 3° 16' W Click for more
1312548 Bottle station 2004-07-20 16:52Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1312561 Bottle station 2004-07-20 17:33Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1312573 Bottle station 2004-07-20 18:14Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1312585 Bottle station 2004-07-20 19:06Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1312597 Bottle station 2004-07-20 19:45Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1312604 Bottle station 2004-07-20 20:30Z 53° 42' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1312616 Bottle station 2004-07-20 21:15Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1312628 Bottle station 2004-07-20 22:02Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1312641 Bottle station 2004-07-20 22:50Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1312653 Bottle station 2004-07-20 23:37Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1312665 Bottle station 2004-07-21 00:24Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1312677 Bottle station 2004-07-21 01:06Z 53° 37' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1312689 Bottle station 2004-07-21 01:45Z 53° 42' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1312690 Bottle station 2004-07-21 02:24Z 53° 46' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1312708 Bottle station 2004-07-21 03:03Z 53° 47' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1312721 Bottle station 2004-07-21 03:45Z 53° 42' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1312733 Bottle station 2004-07-21 04:27Z 53° 37' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1312745 Bottle station 2004-07-21 05:12Z 53° 31' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1312757 Bottle station 2004-07-21 05:57Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1312769 Bottle station 2004-07-21 06:34Z 53° 22' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1312770 Bottle station 2004-07-21 07:18Z 53° 22' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1312782 Bottle station 2004-07-21 08:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1312794 Bottle station 2004-07-21 08:38Z 53° 32' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1312801 Bottle station 2004-07-21 09:25Z 53° 37' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1312813 Bottle station 2004-07-21 10:02Z 53° 42' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1312825 Bottle station 2004-07-21 10:52Z 53° 42' N, 3° 54' W Click for more
1312837 Bottle station 2004-07-20 13:04Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1312849 Bottle station 2004-07-20 19:06Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1312850 Bottle station 2004-07-20 19:45Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1312862 Bottle station 2004-07-20 20:30Z 53° 42' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1312874 Bottle station 2004-07-20 21:15Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1312886 Bottle station 2004-07-20 22:02Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1312898 Bottle station 2004-07-20 22:50Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1622835 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-07-20 12:20Z to 2004-08-11 11:20Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1669768 Bottle station 2004-07-20 13:04Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1669781 Bottle station 2004-07-20 19:06Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1669793 Bottle station 2004-07-20 19:45Z 53° 47' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1669800 Bottle station 2004-07-20 20:30Z 53° 42' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1669812 Bottle station 2004-07-20 21:15Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1669824 Bottle station 2004-07-20 22:02Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1669836 Bottle station 2004-07-20 22:50Z 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
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
2 Instrument mooring

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

References

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