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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD38/04

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 PD38/04
Short name PD38/04
Objectives and Narrative A) To service an ADCP and a SmartBuoy at 53 32 N 3 21.8 W.
B) To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2004-09-08
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2004-09-09
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 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 = 35
Description: SeaBird CTD  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway thermosalinograph  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway transmissometer  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and 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 = 35
Description: Fluorometer on CTD  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway fluorimeter  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: Vertical net hauls for zooplankton  
Meteorology  
Incident radiation Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway surface irradiance and PAR measurement  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 400
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 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° 32' N 3° 22' W Nitrate Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 32' N 3° 22' W Nitrite Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 32' N 3° 22' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) Buoy mounted subsurface irradiance sensors. Recovery and deployment.
53° 32' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Buoy mounted temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Temperature and conductivity on bottom frame. Recovery and deployment.
53° 32' N 3° 22' 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° 32' N 3° 22' W Silicate Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 32' N 3° 22' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Buoy mounted turbidity. 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)
33 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 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
2 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
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
1 Moored CTD Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
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
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  
695937 Paddle wheel current meter 2004-09-08 12:45Z to 2004-10-29 12:15Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
695949 Moored CTD 2004-09-08 12:50Z to 2004-10-29 12:10Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
695950 Moored CTD 2004-09-08 12:20Z to 2004-10-29 11:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
695974 Moored CTD 2004-09-08 12:20Z to 2004-10-29 11:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1194428 Moored CTD 2004-09-08 13:00Z to 2004-10-29 12:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194441 Fluorometers 2004-09-08 13:00Z to 2004-10-29 12:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194453 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2004-09-08 13:00Z to 2004-10-29 12:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194465 In-situ nutrient analyser 2004-09-08 14:00Z to 2004-09-10 00:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194477 radiometers 2004-09-08 13:00Z to 2004-10-29 12:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194489 radiometers 2004-09-08 13:00Z to 2004-10-29 12:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194490 In-situ nutrient analyser 2004-09-09 00:00Z to 2004-10-25 00:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315466 Bottle station 2004-09-08 15:37Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1315478 Bottle station 2004-09-08 16:19Z 53° 31' N, 3° 15' W Click for more
1315491 Bottle station 2004-09-08 17:04Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1315509 Bottle station 2004-09-08 17:44Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1315510 Bottle station 2004-09-08 18:23Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1315522 Bottle station 2004-09-08 19:13Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315534 Bottle station 2004-09-08 19:55Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1315546 Bottle station 2004-09-08 20:39Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315558 Bottle station 2004-09-08 21:22Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315571 Bottle station 2004-09-08 22:01Z 53° 37' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1315583 Bottle station 2004-09-08 22:43Z 53° 42' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1315595 Bottle station 2004-09-08 23:22Z 53° 46' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1315602 Bottle station 2004-09-08 23:59Z 53° 46' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1315614 Bottle station 2004-09-09 00:42Z 53° 46' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1315626 Bottle station 2004-09-09 01:22Z 53° 47' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1315638 Bottle station 2004-09-09 02:09Z 53° 42' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1315651 Bottle station 2004-09-09 02:54Z 53° 37' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1315663 Bottle station 2004-09-09 03:45Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1315675 Bottle station 2004-09-09 04:44Z 53° 37' N, 3° 48' W Click for more
1315687 Bottle station 2004-09-09 05:24Z 53° 42' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1315699 Bottle station 2004-09-09 06:20Z 53° 42' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1315706 Bottle station 2004-09-09 07:15Z 53° 37' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1315718 Bottle station 2004-09-09 08:06Z 53° 31' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
1315731 Bottle station 2004-09-09 08:48Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1315743 Bottle station 2004-09-09 09:44Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315755 Bottle station 2004-09-09 10:29Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315767 Bottle station 2004-09-09 11:05Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1315779 Bottle station 2004-09-09 11:39Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1315780 Bottle station 2004-09-09 12:14Z 53° 22' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1315792 Bottle station 2004-09-09 12:50Z 53° 23' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1315811 Bottle station 2004-09-09 13:17Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1315823 Bottle station 2004-09-09 13:54Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1315835 Bottle station 2004-09-09 14:33Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1315847 Bottle station 2004-09-08 13:28Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1315859 Bottle station 2004-09-08 19:13Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315860 Bottle station 2004-09-08 19:55Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1315872 Bottle station 2004-09-08 20:39Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315884 Bottle station 2004-09-08 21:22Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315896 Bottle station 2004-09-09 09:44Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315903 Bottle station 2004-09-09 10:29Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1622927 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-09-08 12:20Z to 2004-10-29 11:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1682887 Bottle station 2004-09-08 13:28Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1682899 Bottle station 2004-09-08 19:13Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1682906 Bottle station 2004-09-08 19:55Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1682918 Bottle station 2004-09-08 20:39Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1682931 Bottle station 2004-09-08 21:22Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1682943 Bottle station 2004-09-09 09:44Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1682955 Bottle station 2004-09-09 10:29Z 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
2 Instrument mooring

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

References

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