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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD16/06

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 PD16/06
Short name PD16/06
Objectives and Narrative A) To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 32N 3 22W.
B) To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27N 3 39W.
C) To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
D) 25 hr CTD profiles every 30 minutes at 53 32N 3 22W (main mooring site).

The cruise is the 35th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A+B+D) 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 2006-05-09
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2006-05-11
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 = 87
Description: SeaBird CTD  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 87
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 87
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 54
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed and near surface  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 54
Description: Lab analysis for nutrients taken from water bottle samples  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 54
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples POL(22) CEFAS(32)  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 31
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 87
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° 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° 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° 27' N 3° 39' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Telemetry ADCP in sea bed frame, same as above. Recovery and deployment
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Telemetry buoy for above ADCP sea bed frame. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrate Buoy mounted CTD, nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Nitrate Buoy mounted CTD. Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrite Buoy mounted CTD, nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
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° 31' N 3° 22' W Silicate Buoy mounted CTD, nutrient analyser and water sampler. 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)
33 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
33 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 Fluorometers Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
1 In-situ dissolved gas analyser Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
1 In-situ nutrient analyser Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
2 Moored CTD Date and time
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
2 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
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  
700333 Moored CTD 2006-05-11 12:00Z to 2006-06-23 13:30Z 53° 26' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
700357 Moored CTD 2006-05-09 12:00Z to 2006-06-23 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700382 Fluorometers 2006-05-11 12:00Z to 2006-06-23 13:30Z 53° 26' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
700401 Fluorometers 2006-05-09 12:00Z to 2006-06-07 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700449 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2006-05-11 12:00Z to 2006-06-23 13:30Z 53° 26' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
700474 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2006-05-09 12:00Z to 2006-06-07 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700505 In-situ nutrient analyser 2006-05-09 13:08Z to 2006-06-21 02:38Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700530 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2006-05-09 12:00Z to 2006-06-23 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700578 radiometers 2006-05-09 12:00Z to 2006-06-07 21:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700610 radiometers 2006-05-09 12:00Z to 2006-06-07 21:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700646 Surface water sample (unspecified) 2006-05-10 00:00Z to 2006-06-23 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1323699 Bottle station 2006-05-09 16:06Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323706 Bottle station 2006-05-09 17:03Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323718 Bottle station 2006-05-09 18:05Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323731 Bottle station 2006-05-09 19:02Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323743 Bottle station 2006-05-09 20:02Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323755 Bottle station 2006-05-09 21:01Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323767 Bottle station 2006-05-09 22:12Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323779 Bottle station 2006-05-09 23:10Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323780 Bottle station 2006-05-10 00:05Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323792 Bottle station 2006-05-10 01:06Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323811 Bottle station 2006-05-10 02:06Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323823 Bottle station 2006-05-10 03:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323835 Bottle station 2006-05-10 04:02Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323847 Bottle station 2006-05-10 05:01Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323859 Bottle station 2006-05-10 06:01Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323860 Bottle station 2006-05-10 07:01Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323872 Bottle station 2006-05-10 08:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323884 Bottle station 2006-05-10 09:01Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323896 Bottle station 2006-05-10 10:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323903 Bottle station 2006-05-10 11:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323915 Bottle station 2006-05-10 12:06Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323927 Bottle station 2006-05-10 13:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323939 Bottle station 2006-05-10 14:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323940 Bottle station 2006-05-10 15:03Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323952 Bottle station 2006-05-10 16:02Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323964 Bottle station 2006-05-10 17:03Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1323976 Bottle station 2006-05-10 21:37Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1323988 Bottle station 2006-05-10 22:14Z 53° 46' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1324003 Bottle station 2006-05-10 22:55Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1324015 Bottle station 2006-05-10 23:38Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1324027 Bottle station 2006-05-11 00:29Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1324039 Bottle station 2006-05-11 01:19Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1324040 Bottle station 2006-05-11 12:57Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1623212 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-05-09 14:30Z to 2006-06-23 09:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1623224 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-05-30 20:18Z to 2006-06-23 12:38Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1651723 Bottle station 2006-05-09 16:06Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651735 Bottle station 2006-05-09 17:03Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651747 Bottle station 2006-05-09 18:05Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651759 Bottle station 2006-05-09 19:02Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651760 Bottle station 2006-05-09 20:02Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651772 Bottle station 2006-05-09 21:01Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651784 Bottle station 2006-05-09 22:12Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651796 Bottle station 2006-05-09 23:10Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651803 Bottle station 2006-05-10 00:05Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651815 Bottle station 2006-05-10 01:06Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651827 Bottle station 2006-05-10 02:06Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651839 Bottle station 2006-05-10 03:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651840 Bottle station 2006-05-10 04:02Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651852 Bottle station 2006-05-10 05:01Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651864 Bottle station 2006-05-10 06:01Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651876 Bottle station 2006-05-10 07:01Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651888 Bottle station 2006-05-10 08:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651907 Bottle station 2006-05-10 09:01Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651919 Bottle station 2006-05-10 10:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651920 Bottle station 2006-05-10 11:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651932 Bottle station 2006-05-10 12:06Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651944 Bottle station 2006-05-10 13:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651956 Bottle station 2006-05-10 14:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651968 Bottle station 2006-05-10 15:03Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651981 Bottle station 2006-05-10 16:02Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1651993 Bottle station 2006-05-10 17:03Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1652007 Bottle station 2006-05-10 21:37Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1652019 Bottle station 2006-05-10 22:14Z 53° 46' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1652020 Bottle station 2006-05-10 22:55Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1652032 Bottle station 2006-05-10 23:38Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1652044 Bottle station 2006-05-11 00:29Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1652056 Bottle station 2006-05-11 01:19Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1652068 Bottle station 2006-05-11 12:57Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
4 Instrument mooring
87 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
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
Raw light meter output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen 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

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

References

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