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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD35/06

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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 PD35/06
Short name PD35/06
Objectives and Narrative Objectives
(1) At 53 degrees 32 minutes N 3 degrees 21.8 minutes W, half a mile west of the Mersey Bar Light Vessel (site A)
To recover: (a) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves (b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring with Sea-Bird MicroCAT temperature, conductivity loggers at 5m and 10m below the surface.
To deploy: (c) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves (d) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring with Sea-Bird MicroCAT temperature, conductivity loggers at 5m and 10m below the surface.

2) At 53 degrees 27 minutes N 3 degrees 38.6 minutes W (site 21, second site, B)
To recover: (e) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves (f) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring.
To deploy: (g) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves (h) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring.

3. To conduct a CTD / LISST 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.
4. To obtain calibration samples for salinity, transmittance, suspended sediment and for chlorophyll at selected stations.
5. To obtain near surface and bed water samples for nutrient and suspended sediment determination.
6. Collect 10 vertical net hauls at mooring site A.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2006-11-01
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2006-11-02
Principal Scientist(s) Phil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation University of Toyama Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1
Work Area Description Mersey Bar site
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 = 35
Description: Sea-Bird 911 CTD recorded temperature and conductivity. Measurements were taken to within an estimated 3 m above the bed.  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Sea-Bird 911 CTD recorded downwelling PAR light levels. Measurements were taken to within an estimated 3 m above the bed  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Sea-Bird 911 CTD recorded transmittance. Measurements were taken to within an estimated 3 m above the bed  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description: Water samples were taken from a near bed bottle for calibration of the CTD salinity data.  
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 = 34
Description: Sea-Bird 911 CTD recorded oxygen (no calibration samples). Measurements were taken to within an estimated 3 m above the bed  
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 and 21 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: Sea-Bird 911 CTD recorded fluorescence at 24 Hz. Water samples from the second near surface bottle from stations 1 and 21 were filtered for chlorophyll  
Meteorology  
Other meteorological measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 1
Description: WS Oceans surface sampling system 3 m below sea level. Parameters recorded every minute: 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 (mbar), Conductivity sensor water temperature.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 31' N 3° 21' W CTD stations Site A: The CEFAS SmartBuoy is fitted with a surface CTD. Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Site A: Waves ADCP 600 kHz RDI 5806. Mode 1: 100 pings every 10 minutes (velocity standard deviation 0.007 m s-1). 35 x 1 m bins (2.65 - 36.65 m above the bed). Fitted with a pressure sensor and 1 Gbyte PCMCIA memory; hourly wave recording enabled. Recovery and deployment
53° 27' N 3° 38' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Site B: Telemetry ADCP 1200 kHz RDI 3052. Mode 1: 100 pings every 10 minutes (velocity standard deviation 0.003 m s-1). 30 x 1 m bins (2.15 - 31.15 m above the bed). LinkQuest acoustic modem set for transmission of ADCP data every hour. Deployment
53° 27' N 3° 38' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Site B: Waves ADCP 600 kHz RDI 5807. Mode 1: 100 pings every 10 minutes (velocity standard deviation 0.007 m s-1). 35 x 1 m bins (2.65 - 36.65 m above the bed). Fitted with a pressure sensor and 1Gbyte PCMCIA memory; hourly wave recording enabled. Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) Site A: The CEFAS SmartBuoy is fitted light sensors at 1 and 2 m below the surface. Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Site A: SmartBuoy Mooring. Sea-Bird MicroCAT temperature and conductivity recorder Serial number 2991 and 2506 at 5m and 10m below the surface. Sample interval 600s. Reference pressure = 25dB. Recovery and deployment
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Site B: The CEFAS SmartBuoy is fitted with a surface CTD (including turbidity and fluorescence sensors). The frame was fitted with cellulose bags for the determination of bacterial degradation. Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Oxygen Site A: The CEFAS SmartBuoy to test oxygen (Aanderaa Optode) Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Site A: The CEFAS SmartBuoy is fitted with a fluorometer (SeaPoint) and for chlorophyll determination. Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Site A: Sea-Bird 16plus S/N 4737 on base of frame with pumped conductivity sensor underneath. SeaPoint turbidity sensor S/N 10489 taped to roll bar; set up for 0 - 125 FTU range. Sample interval 600 s; pump 0.5s, 1 s delay. Recovery and deployment
53° 27' N 3° 38' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Site B: Sea-Bird 16plus S/N 4597 on base of frame with pumped conductivity sensor underneath. SeaPoint turbidity sensor taped to roll bar S/N 10471; set up for 0 - 125 FTU range. Sample interval 600 s; digiquartz integration time 40s, range 400; run pump 0.5s, 1 s delay. Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Silicate Site A: The CEFAS SmartBuoy is fitted a water sampler which obtains water samples once per day for laboratory nutrient (TOXN and silicate) Recovery and deployment
53° 31' N 3° 21' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Site A: The CEFAS SmartBuoy is fitted with an in situ NAS2E nutrient analyser. The frame was fitted with cellulose bags for the determination of bacterial degradation. 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)
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
36 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer 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
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 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
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
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
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  
746970 Moored CTD 2006-11-02 13:00Z to 2006-12-15 14:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
747045 Moored CTD 2006-11-02 08:30Z to 2006-12-15 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747094 Fluorometers 2006-11-02 13:00Z to 2006-12-15 14:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
747137 Fluorometers 2006-11-02 08:30Z to 2006-12-15 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747205 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2006-11-02 13:00Z to 2006-12-15 14:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
747278 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2006-11-02 08:30Z to 2006-12-15 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747322 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2006-11-02 08:30Z to 2006-12-15 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747383 radiometers 2006-11-02 08:30Z to 2006-12-04 16:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747438 radiometers 2006-11-02 08:30Z to 2006-12-15 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747487 In-situ nutrient analyser 2006-11-02 09:08Z to 2006-12-15 09:08Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
747567 Surface water sample (unspecified) 2006-11-04 00:00Z to 2006-12-14 01:03Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
752926 Moored CTD 2006-11-02 08:20Z to 2006-12-15 09:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
752938 Moored CTD 2006-11-02 08:20Z to 2006-12-15 09:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
753099 Moored CTD 2006-11-01 14:40Z to 2006-12-15 08:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
753106 Moored CTD 2006-11-02 13:50Z to 2006-12-15 13:40Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1012858 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 12:33Z 53° 31' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1012871 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 15:28Z 53° 27' N, 3° 14' W Click for more
1012883 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 16:11Z 53° 31' N, 3° 15' W Click for more
1012895 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 16:58Z 53° 36' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1012902 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 17:39Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1012914 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 18:19Z 53° 46' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1012926 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 19:10Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1012938 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 19:45Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1012951 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 20:26Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1012963 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 21:03Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1012975 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 21:36Z 53° 37' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1012987 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 22:19Z 53° 42' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1012999 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 23:00Z 53° 46' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1013002 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-01 23:35Z 53° 46' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1013014 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 00:11Z 53° 46' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1013026 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 00:45Z 53° 46' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1013038 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 01:19Z 53° 42' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1013051 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 01:57Z 53° 37' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1013063 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 02:33Z 53° 37' N, 3° 48' W Click for more
1013075 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 03:09Z 53° 42' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1013087 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 03:49Z 53° 42' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1013099 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 04:26Z 53° 37' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1013106 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 05:24Z 53° 31' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1013118 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 06:18Z 53° 31' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1013131 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 06:54Z 53° 31' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1013143 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 08:39Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1013155 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 09:19Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1013167 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 09:55Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1013179 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 10:38Z 53° 22' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1013180 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 11:14Z 53° 23' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1013192 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 11:45Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1013211 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 12:28Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1013223 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 13:52Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1013235 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 15:04Z 53° 31' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1013247 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 15:40Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1013259 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-02 16:17Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1314752 Bottle station 2006-11-01 19:11Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1314764 Bottle station 2006-11-01 19:47Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1314776 Bottle station 2006-11-01 20:28Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1314788 Bottle station 2006-11-01 21:05Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1314807 Bottle station 2006-11-02 08:41Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1314819 Bottle station 2006-11-02 09:21Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1314820 Bottle station 2006-11-02 13:54Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1623389 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-11-02 13:50Z to 2006-12-15 13:49Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1623390 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-11-01 14:40Z to 2006-12-15 08:09Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1666482 Bottle station 2006-11-01 19:11Z 53° 51' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1666494 Bottle station 2006-11-01 19:47Z 53° 46' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1666501 Bottle station 2006-11-01 20:28Z 53° 42' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1666513 Bottle station 2006-11-01 21:05Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1666525 Bottle station 2006-11-02 08:41Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1666537 Bottle station 2006-11-02 09:21Z 53° 27' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1666549 Bottle station 2006-11-02 13:54Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
36 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
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration 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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