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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD37/06

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 PD37/06
Short name PD37/06
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 41st 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 2006-12-14
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2006-12-15
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 = 2
Description: SeaBird CTD  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 2
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 2
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD  
Chemical oceanography  
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Water collected for trace metal analysis  
Trace elements Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Water collected for trace metal analysis  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 2
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. Recovey 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) ADCPx2 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° 31' N 3° 22' W Other biological/fisheries measurement Cellulose bags. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other biological/fisheries measurement Cellulose bags. Recovery and deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other chemical oceanographic measurements Trace metal sensor system. Deployment.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity. Deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 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 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 Trace elements Trace metal sensor system. Deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. 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)
2 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
2 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
4 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
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
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 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Moored instrument depth
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
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  
746982 Moored CTD 2006-12-15 15:00Z to 2007-01-25 21:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
747057 Moored CTD 2006-12-15 10:00Z to 2007-02-14 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747101 Fluorometers 2006-12-15 15:00Z to 2007-01-25 21:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
747162 Fluorometers 2006-12-15 10:00Z to 2007-01-27 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747217 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2006-12-15 15:00Z to 2007-01-25 21:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
747266 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2006-12-15 10:00Z to 2007-02-14 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747334 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2006-12-15 10:00Z to 2007-02-14 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747395 radiometers 2006-12-15 10:00Z to 2007-02-14 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747451 radiometers 2006-12-15 10:00Z to 2007-02-14 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747499 In-situ nutrient analyser 2006-12-15 10:08Z to 2007-02-14 12:08Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747506 Surface water sample (unspecified) 2006-12-22 00:02Z to 2007-02-12 00:02Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
752951 Moored CTD 2006-12-15 09:50Z to 2007-02-14 13:10Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
753026 Moored CTD 2006-12-15 09:50Z to 2007-02-14 13:10Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
753118 Moored CTD 2006-12-15 09:10Z to 2007-02-14 12:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
753131 Moored CTD 2006-12-15 14:40Z to 2007-02-14 15:10Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1003634 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 08:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1003646 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 10:14Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1003658 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 11:32Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1003671 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-15 15:25Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1314997 Bottle station 2006-12-15 10:16Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1315000 Bottle station 2006-12-15 15:27Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1623408 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-12-15 09:10Z to 2007-02-14 12:09Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1623421 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-12-15 14:39Z to 2007-02-14 15:19Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1680094 Bottle station 2006-12-15 10:16Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1680101 Bottle station 2006-12-15 15:27Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
4 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
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)

References

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