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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD20/06

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD20/06
Short name PD20/06
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.

The cruise is the 35th 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 2006-06-22
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2006-06-23
Principal Scientist(s) Phil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Polar Res. Ins. of Mar. Fisheries + Ocean. Russia
Associated Project(s) Coastal Observatory cruises
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 = 10
Description: SeaBird CTD  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 10
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 10
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of profiles = 10
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed and near surface  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of profiles = 10
Description: Lab analysis for nutrients taken from water bottle samples  
Nitrite Quantity: number of profiles = 10
Description: Lab analysis for nutrients taken from water bottle samples  
Silicate Quantity: number of profiles = 10
Description: Lab analysis for nutrients taken from water bottle samples  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples POL(22) CEFAS(32)  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 10
Description: Fluorometer on CTD  

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° 37' W Current meters Telemetry buoy for above ADCP sea bed frame. 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° 27' N 3° 37' 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° 37' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Telemetry ADCP in sea bed frame, same as above. Recovery and deployment
53° 27' N 3° 37' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Telemetry buoy for above ADCP sea bed frame. Recovery and deployment.
5° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrate Buoy mounted CTD, nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
5° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrite Buoy mounted CTD, nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 37' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Buoy mounted CTD. Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Sea-Bird Micro-Cat temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 37' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Telemetry buoy for above ADCP sea bed frame. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 37' 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 Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
5° 31' N 3° 22' W Silicate Buoy mounted CTD, nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 37' 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)
4 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
4 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
2 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  
700321 Moored CTD 2006-06-23 14:00Z to 2006-07-27 08:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
700369 Moored CTD 2006-06-23 10:00Z to 2006-07-26 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700394 Fluorometers 2006-06-23 14:00Z to 2006-07-27 08:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
700425 Fluorometers 2006-06-23 10:00Z to 2006-07-10 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700450 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2006-06-23 14:00Z to 2006-07-17 23:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
700486 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2006-06-23 10:00Z to 2006-07-10 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700517 In-situ nutrient analyser 2006-06-23 11:08Z to 2006-07-26 08:08Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700542 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2006-06-23 10:00Z to 2006-07-26 12:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700566 radiometers 2006-06-23 10:00Z to 2006-07-12 20:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700609 radiometers 2006-06-23 10:00Z to 2006-07-12 20:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700634 Surface water sample (unspecified) 2006-06-26 00:00Z to 2006-07-26 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1309006 Bottle station 2006-06-23 08:51Z 53° 30' N, 3° 25' W Click for more
1309018 Bottle station 2006-06-23 10:07Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1309031 Bottle station 2006-06-23 12:40Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1309043 Bottle station 2006-06-23 14:07Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1623261 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-06-23 13:30Z to 2006-07-27 08:19Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1623273 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-06-28 10:06Z to 2006-07-26 11:36Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1687148 Bottle station 2006-06-23 08:51Z 53° 30' N, 3° 25' W Click for more
1687161 Bottle station 2006-06-23 10:07Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1687173 Bottle station 2006-06-23 12:40Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1687185 Bottle station 2006-06-23 14:07Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
11 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
Raw light meter output
Temperature of the water column
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
4 Instrument mooring

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

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