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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD48/05

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 PD48/05
Short name PD48/05
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 and sediment samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
D) To deploy a buoy for ADCP telemetry at 53 27N 3 39W

The cruise is the 32nd 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 2005-12-14
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2005-12-15
Principal Scientist(s) Phil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation
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 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 = 27
Description: SeaBird CTD  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed and near surface  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of profiles = 27
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 Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 27
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 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° 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. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrite Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Nitrite Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Aanderaa temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Aanderaa temperature and conductivity. 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 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 nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Silicate Buoy mounted 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.
53° 31' N 3° 22' 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
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)
28 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
6 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 Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
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
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
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  
680047 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2005-12-14 13:30Z to 2006-03-03 22:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
680072 Moored CTD 2005-12-14 13:30Z to 2006-03-03 22:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
680103 Fluorometers 2005-12-14 13:30Z to 2006-02-16 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
680139 radiometers 2005-12-14 13:30Z to 2006-03-03 17:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
680164 radiometers 2005-12-14 13:30Z to 2006-03-03 17:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
680207 In-situ nutrient analyser 2005-12-14 15:04Z to 2006-02-12 03:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
680232 Surface water sample (unspecified) 2005-12-15 00:00Z to 2006-02-07 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
680256 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2005-12-14 13:30Z to 2006-02-16 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
696283 Moored CTD 2005-12-14 13:20Z to 2006-03-08 07:40Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
696338 Moored CTD 2005-12-14 13:00Z to 2006-02-14 08:40Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
696351 Moored CTD 2005-12-14 12:00Z to 2006-02-06 14:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1354416 Bottle station 2005-12-14 13:54Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1354428 Bottle station 2005-12-14 20:30Z 53° 46' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1354441 Bottle station 2005-12-14 21:12Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1354453 Bottle station 2005-12-14 21:53Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1354465 Bottle station 2005-12-14 22:35Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1354477 Bottle station 2005-12-14 23:17Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1354489 Bottle station 2005-12-14 13:54Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1354490 Bottle station 2005-12-14 15:50Z 53° 27' N, 3° 14' W Click for more
1354508 Bottle station 2005-12-14 16:40Z 53° 31' N, 3° 15' W Click for more
1354521 Bottle station 2005-12-14 17:23Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1354533 Bottle station 2005-12-14 18:17Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1354545 Bottle station 2005-12-14 18:55Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1354557 Bottle station 2005-12-14 19:51Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1354569 Bottle station 2005-12-14 20:30Z 53° 46' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1354570 Bottle station 2005-12-14 21:12Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1354582 Bottle station 2005-12-14 21:53Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1354594 Bottle station 2005-12-14 22:35Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1354601 Bottle station 2005-12-14 23:17Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1354613 Bottle station 2005-12-14 23:54Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1354625 Bottle station 2005-12-15 00:39Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1354637 Bottle station 2005-12-15 01:32Z 53° 36' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1354649 Bottle station 2005-12-15 02:25Z 53° 42' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1354650 Bottle station 2005-12-15 03:10Z 53° 46' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1354662 Bottle station 2005-12-15 03:56Z 53° 46' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1354674 Bottle station 2005-12-15 04:46Z 53° 42' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1354686 Bottle station 2005-12-15 05:27Z 53° 37' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1354698 Bottle station 2005-12-15 06:58Z 53° 26' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
1354705 Bottle station 2005-12-15 07:32Z 53° 22' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1354717 Bottle station 2005-12-15 08:22Z 53° 22' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1354729 Bottle station 2005-12-15 09:05Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1354730 Bottle station 2005-12-15 10:48Z 53° 31' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1354742 Bottle station 2005-12-15 11:32Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1354754 Bottle station 2005-12-15 12:13Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1354766 Bottle station 2005-12-15 12:55Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1622988 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-12-15 14:39Z to 2006-02-06 14:09Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1672414 Bottle station 2005-12-14 13:54Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1672426 Bottle station 2005-12-14 19:51Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1672438 Bottle station 2005-12-14 20:30Z 53° 46' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1672451 Bottle station 2005-12-14 21:12Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1672463 Bottle station 2005-12-14 21:53Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1672475 Bottle station 2005-12-14 22:35Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1672487 Bottle station 2005-12-14 23:17Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
29 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
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
Dissolved trace metalloid and inorganic selenium concentrations in water bodies
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
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
3 Instrument mooring

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

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