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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD52/04

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 PD52/04
Short name PD52/04
Objectives and Narrative 1. At 53 32N 3 21.8W, half a mile west of the Mersey Bar Light Vessel -
To recover: (a) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) (b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring (c) A sea bed frame for a 1.2 MHz ADCP (telemetry ADCP).
To deploy: (d) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) (e) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring (f) A sea bed frame for a 1.2 MHz ADCP (telemetry ADCP) (g) A single point toroid mooring.

2. To conduct a CTD/LISST survey of 35 stations every 5 miles covering the eastern Irish Sea between the North Wales coast and Blackpool and the Lancashire coast and the Great Orme, to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay. To obtain calibration samples for salinity, transmittance, suspended sediment and for chlorophyll at selected stations. To obtain near surface and bed water samples for nutrient and suspended sediment determination.

3. To collect 10 vertical net hauls at the mooring site.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2004-12-15
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2004-12-16
Principal Scientist(s) Roger Proctor (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
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 stations = 14
Description:  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Telemetry ADCP  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Wave ADCP (with Sea-Bird 16plus S/N 4597)  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Description: WS Oceans system  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Telemetry buoy  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: SmartBuoy mooring (with Aanderaa current meter and Sea-Bird MicroCAT CTD)  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: WS Oceans system  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: water samples  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: water samples  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: water samples  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of samples = 7
Description: water samples for suspended sediment  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 7
Description: water samples for chlorophyll  
Meteorology  
Occasional standard measurements Description: WS Oceans system  
Routine standard measurements Description: WS Oceans system  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

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)
14 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
1 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
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
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  
1194582 Moored CTD 2004-12-15 14:00Z to 2005-02-01 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194594 Fluorometers 2004-12-15 14:00Z to 2005-02-01 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194601 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2004-12-15 14:00Z to 2005-02-01 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194613 In-situ nutrient analyser 2004-12-15 15:00Z to 2005-02-01 09:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194625 radiometers 2004-12-15 14:00Z to 2005-02-01 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194637 radiometers 2004-12-15 14:00Z to 2005-02-01 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1194649 In-situ nutrient analyser 2004-12-17 00:00Z to 2005-02-01 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317878 Bottle station 2004-12-15 16:28Z 53° 32' N, 3° 24' W Click for more
1317891 Bottle station 2004-12-15 17:51Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1317909 Bottle station 2004-12-15 18:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 16' W Click for more
1317910 Bottle station 2004-12-15 19:11Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1317922 Bottle station 2004-12-15 19:48Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1317934 Bottle station 2004-12-15 20:25Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1317946 Bottle station 2004-12-15 21:17Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1317958 Bottle station 2004-12-15 21:55Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1317971 Bottle station 2004-12-15 22:37Z 53° 42' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1317983 Bottle station 2004-12-15 23:18Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1317995 Bottle station 2004-12-16 00:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1318009 Bottle station 2004-12-16 00:48Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1318010 Bottle station 2004-12-16 01:35Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1318022 Bottle station 2004-12-16 02:18Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1318034 Bottle station 2004-12-15 16:28Z 53° 32' N, 3° 24' W Click for more
1318046 Bottle station 2004-12-15 21:17Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1318058 Bottle station 2004-12-15 21:55Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318071 Bottle station 2004-12-15 22:37Z 53° 42' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318083 Bottle station 2004-12-15 23:18Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318095 Bottle station 2004-12-16 00:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1318102 Bottle station 2004-12-16 00:48Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1623003 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-12-15 15:40Z to 2005-01-14 20:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1654026 Bottle station 2004-12-15 16:28Z 53° 32' N, 3° 24' W Click for more
1654038 Bottle station 2004-12-15 21:17Z 53° 51' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1654051 Bottle station 2004-12-15 21:55Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654063 Bottle station 2004-12-15 22:37Z 53° 42' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654075 Bottle station 2004-12-15 23:18Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1654087 Bottle station 2004-12-16 00:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1654099 Bottle station 2004-12-16 00:48Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
15 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
Raw light meter output
Temperature of the water column
Nitrate concentration 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
3 Instrument mooring

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

References

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