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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD04/06

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 PD04/06
Short name PD04/06
Objectives and Narrative 1. At sites A & B to deploy and recover sea bed frames for 600 kHz ADCP and CEFAS SmartBuoys.
2. To conduct a CTD / LISST and trace metal survey of 34 sites 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.
3. To obtain calibration samples for salinity, transmittance, suspended sediment and for chlorophyll at selected stations.
4. To obtain near surface and bed water samples for nutrient and suspended sediment determination.
5. Collect 5 benthic ecology grab samples at sites A & B.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2006-02-06
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2006-02-07
Principal Scientist(s) Alejandro J Souza (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Cherbourg-Octeville Radioecology 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 5 miles covering the eastern Irish Sea between the North Wales coast and Blackpool and the Lancashire coast and the Great Orme
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 = 34
Description: The Sea-Bird 911 CTD recorded downwelling PAR light levels (CEFAS light sensor)  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: The Sea-Bird 911 CTD recorded downwelling PAR light levels (CEFAS light sensor)  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Data were recorded every minute.Sea surface temperature, salinity and transmittance were calibrated against the CTD by BODC.  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Water samples were taken from the near surface and near bed bottles and frozen for nutrient analysis by NOC  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 33
Description: The Sea-Bird 911 CTD recorded oxygen (no calibration samples)  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Water samples were taken from the near surface and near bed bottles and frozen for nutrient analysis by NOC  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Water samples were taken from the near surface and near bed bottles and frozen for nutrient analysis by NOC  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Water samples were taken from the near surface and near bed bottles were filtered to determine suspended sediment load and calibrate the CTD transmissometer. Water samples from the second near surface bottle from stations 1, 5-9 and 11 were filtered for suspended sediment determination and some filtrate was preserved with mercuric chloride for nutrient determination.  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: The Sea-Bird 911 CTD recorded fluorescence at 24 Hz. Water samples from the second near surface bottle from stations 1, 5-9 and 11 were filtered for chlorophyll  
Meteorology  
Other meteorological measurements Quantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Surface sampling system 3 m below sea level, data were recorded every minute. The parameters recorded every minute by the WS Oceans system are: Date, Solar Radiation, PAR, Air Temperature, Relative Humidity, Relative Wind Speed, Relative Wind Direction (zero indicates wind on the bow), Transmissance, Hull Temperature, Barometric Pressure, Fluorescence, Turbidity, Salinity, Minimum Air Temp, Maximum Air Temp, Wind Gust, GPS Time, Latitude, Longitude, Barometric Pressure Minimum, Barometric Pressure Maximum, and Conductivity sensor water temperature.  

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
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 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
5 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
6 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 Moored CTD Date and time
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
1 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

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
679396 Moored CTD 2006-02-06 13:00Z to 2006-04-05 13:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
679403 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2006-02-06 13:00Z to 2006-04-05 13:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
696363 Moored CTD 2006-02-06 12:30Z to 2006-04-05 12:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1319246 Bottle station 2006-02-06 09:13Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1319258 Bottle station 2006-02-06 09:54Z 53° 23' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1319271 Bottle station 2006-02-06 10:35Z 53° 22' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1319283 Bottle station 2006-02-06 11:23Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1319295 Bottle station 2006-02-06 12:14Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1319302 Bottle station 2006-02-06 16:45Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1319314 Bottle station 2006-02-06 17:28Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1319326 Bottle station 2006-02-06 18:14Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1319338 Bottle station 2006-02-06 19:00Z 53° 37' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1319351 Bottle station 2006-02-06 19:42Z 53° 42' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1319363 Bottle station 2006-02-06 20:24Z 53° 46' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1319375 Bottle station 2006-02-06 21:06Z 53° 46' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1319387 Bottle station 2006-02-06 21:45Z 53° 42' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1319399 Bottle station 2006-02-06 22:26Z 53° 37' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1319406 Bottle station 2006-02-06 23:11Z 53° 31' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1319418 Bottle station 2006-02-06 23:58Z 53° 31' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1319431 Bottle station 2006-02-07 00:49Z 53° 37' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1319443 Bottle station 2006-02-07 01:33Z 53° 42' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1319455 Bottle station 2006-02-07 02:21Z 53° 46' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1319467 Bottle station 2006-02-07 03:01Z 53° 46' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1319479 Bottle station 2006-02-07 03:48Z 53° 42' N, 3° 29' W Click for more
1319480 Bottle station 2006-02-07 04:34Z 53° 37' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1319492 Bottle station 2006-02-07 05:25Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1319511 Bottle station 2006-02-07 06:17Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1319523 Bottle station 2006-02-07 06:58Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1319535 Bottle station 2006-02-07 07:39Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1319547 Bottle station 2006-02-07 08:23Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1319559 Bottle station 2006-02-07 09:04Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1319560 Bottle station 2006-02-07 09:46Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1319572 Bottle station 2006-02-07 10:29Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1319584 Bottle station 2006-02-07 11:10Z 53° 31' N, 3° 15' W Click for more
1319596 Bottle station 2006-02-07 12:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1319603 Bottle station 2006-02-07 12:49Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1319615 Bottle station 2006-02-06 12:14Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1319627 Bottle station 2006-02-07 06:17Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1319639 Bottle station 2006-02-07 07:39Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1319640 Bottle station 2006-02-07 08:23Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1319652 Bottle station 2006-02-07 12:49Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1623064 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-02-06 12:30Z to 2006-04-05 12:10Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1623076 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-03-08 07:20Z to 2006-05-09 11:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1670991 Bottle station 2006-02-06 12:14Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1671005 Bottle station 2006-02-07 06:17Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1671017 Bottle station 2006-02-07 06:58Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1671029 Bottle station 2006-02-07 07:39Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1671030 Bottle station 2006-02-07 08:23Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1671042 Bottle station 2006-02-07 12:49Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
2 Instrument mooring
33 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
Dissolved oxygen 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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