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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD34/05

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 PD34/05
Short name PD34/05
Objectives and Narrative 1. To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 32N 3 22W.
2. To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27N 3 39W.
3. To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.

The cruise is the 30th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A+B) and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, objective (C).
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2005-09-15
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2005-09-16
Principal Scientist(s) Phil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Associated Project(s) POL Coastal Observatory
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 = 30
Description: SeaBird CTD  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 30
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 30
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed and near surface  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 30
Description: Fluorometer on CTD  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Current meters SonTek ADV. Single point current readings at 16Hz. Burst mode. Recover and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrate Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Nitrate Buoy mounted water sampler. Not recovered due to weather/ replacement cancelled.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Nitrite Buoy mounted water sampler. Not recovered due to weather/ replacement cancelled.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrite Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Buoy mounted water sampler. Not recovered due to weather/ replacement cancelled.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Sea-Bird Micro-Cat temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Silicate Buoy mounted water sampler. Not recovered due to weather/ replacement cancelled.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Silicate Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
2 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)
30 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 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 Moored CTD Date and time
Reference numbers
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
2 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 Surface water sample (unspecified) Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
1 radiometers Date and time
Reference numbers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
1 radiometers Date and time
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
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  
680023 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2005-09-15 13:00Z to 2005-10-26 14:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
680059 Moored CTD 2005-09-15 13:00Z to 2005-10-26 14:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
680084 Fluorometers 2005-09-15 13:00Z to 2005-10-10 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
680115 radiometers 2005-09-15 13:00Z to 2005-10-05 18:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
680140 radiometers 2005-09-15 13:00Z to 2005-10-05 17:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
680176 In-situ nutrient analyser 2005-09-16 00:07Z to 2005-10-26 12:07Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
680219 Surface water sample (unspecified) 2005-09-16 00:00Z to 2005-10-26 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
698818 Moored CTD 2005-09-16 10:00Z to 2005-10-27 08:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
698831 Moored CTD 2005-09-15 14:50Z to 2005-10-26 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
698843 Moored CTD 2005-09-15 12:40Z to 2005-10-26 14:20Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1355745 Bottle station 2005-09-15 14:38Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1355757 Bottle station 2005-09-15 19:23Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1355769 Bottle station 2005-09-15 20:14Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1355770 Bottle station 2005-09-15 21:09Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1355782 Bottle station 2005-09-15 21:56Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1355794 Bottle station 2005-09-15 22:48Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1355801 Bottle station 2005-09-15 23:38Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1355813 Bottle station 2005-09-16 07:07Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1355825 Bottle station 2005-09-15 14:38Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1355837 Bottle station 2005-09-15 15:37Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1355849 Bottle station 2005-09-15 16:21Z 53° 31' N, 3° 16' W Click for more
1355850 Bottle station 2005-09-15 17:05Z 53° 36' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1355862 Bottle station 2005-09-15 17:46Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1355874 Bottle station 2005-09-15 18:24Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1355886 Bottle station 2005-09-15 19:23Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1355898 Bottle station 2005-09-15 20:14Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1355905 Bottle station 2005-09-15 21:09Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1355917 Bottle station 2005-09-15 21:56Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1355929 Bottle station 2005-09-15 22:48Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1355930 Bottle station 2005-09-15 23:38Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1355942 Bottle station 2005-09-16 00:15Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1355954 Bottle station 2005-09-16 01:07Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1355966 Bottle station 2005-09-16 02:01Z 53° 36' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1355978 Bottle station 2005-09-16 02:54Z 53° 42' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1355991 Bottle station 2005-09-16 03:44Z 53° 46' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1356005 Bottle station 2005-09-16 04:25Z 53° 46' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1356017 Bottle station 2005-09-16 05:06Z 53° 42' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1356029 Bottle station 2005-09-16 05:44Z 53° 37' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1356030 Bottle station 2005-09-16 06:25Z 53° 31' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1356042 Bottle station 2005-09-16 07:07Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1356054 Bottle station 2005-09-16 07:48Z 53° 22' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1356066 Bottle station 2005-09-16 11:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1356078 Bottle station 2005-09-16 11:38Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1356091 Bottle station 2005-09-16 12:23Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1356109 Bottle station 2005-09-16 13:09Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1356110 Bottle station 2005-09-16 13:59Z 53° 23' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1356122 Bottle station 2005-09-16 14:35Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1356134 Bottle station 2005-09-16 15:51Z 53° 37' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1622896 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-15 14:50Z to 2005-10-26 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1622903 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-16 10:00Z to 2005-10-27 08:40Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1651631 Bottle station 2005-09-15 14:38Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651643 Bottle station 2005-09-15 19:23Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1651655 Bottle station 2005-09-15 20:14Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1651667 Bottle station 2005-09-15 21:09Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651679 Bottle station 2005-09-15 21:56Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651680 Bottle station 2005-09-15 22:48Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651692 Bottle station 2005-09-15 23:38Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651711 Bottle station 2005-09-16 07:07Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
3 Instrument mooring
31 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

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

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