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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD01/08

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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD01/08
Short name PD01/08
Objectives and Narrative Objectives

1. At 53 32 N 3 21.8 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. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor was fitted to the frame. The frame was fitted with a SonTek ADV; (b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are SeaBird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and VEMCO thermistor miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m 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. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor, a SeaPoint turbidity sensor and a SonTek ADV were fitted to the frame; (d) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface.

2. At 53 27 N 3 38.6 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. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor were fitted to the frame. A 1200 kHz telemetry ADCP was fitted to the frame; (f) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface; (g) A telemetry toroid.

To deploy: (h) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor, a SeaPoint turbidity sensor was fitted to the frame. A 1200 kHz telemetry ADCP was fitted to the frame; (i) A CEFAS SmartBuoy (with cellulose bags) in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5 and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface; (j) A telemetry toroid.

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. 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.

4. Collect 10 vertical net hauls at mooring site A.

5. Collect sediment samples at each of the CTD sites.

6. To deploy a Waverider buoy at the mouth of the Dee Estuary, position 53 23 N 3 14.3 W
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2008-01-10
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2008-01-11
Principal Scientist(s) Matthew R Palmer (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
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

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Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

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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
18 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 Fish-finder echosounder Bathymetry and Elevation
Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Platform or instrument orientation
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
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
1 In-situ nutrient analyser Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
1 In-situ nutrient analyser Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
1 Meteorological data logger Air pressure
Air temperature
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
1 Moored CTD Date and time
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
3 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 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 Ship's non-toxic supply Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
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
4 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor Date and time
Reference numbers
Temperature of 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  
770392 Moored CTD 2008-01-11 13:10Z to 2008-03-14 15:40Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
770411 Moored CTD 2008-01-11 10:30Z to 2008-03-13 21:20Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
770423 Moored CTD 2008-01-11 12:20Z to 2008-03-14 19:10Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
770435 Moored CTD 2008-01-11 08:00Z to 2008-03-14 10:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
770447 Moored CTD 2008-01-11 12:20Z to 2008-03-14 19:10Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
770459 Moored CTD 2008-01-11 08:00Z to 2008-03-14 10:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
770460 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-01-11 08:00Z to 2008-02-10 10:20Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
770472 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-01-11 12:20Z to 2008-03-14 19:10Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
770484 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-01-11 12:20Z to 2008-03-14 19:10Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
770496 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-01-11 08:00Z to 2008-03-14 10:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
862079 Moored CTD 2008-01-11 08:00Z to 2008-03-14 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
862172 Moored CTD 2008-01-11 12:30Z to 2008-03-14 19:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
862276 Fluorometers 2008-01-11 08:00Z to 2008-03-14 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
862381 Fluorometers 2008-01-11 12:30Z to 2008-02-28 23:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
862497 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2008-01-11 08:00Z to 2008-03-14 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
862590 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2008-01-11 12:30Z to 2008-03-14 19:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
862701 radiometers 2008-01-11 08:00Z to 2008-03-02 18:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
862805 radiometers 2008-01-11 08:30Z to 2008-03-02 18:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
862910 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2008-01-11 08:00Z to 2008-03-14 10:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
931082 Ship's non-toxic supply 2008-01-10 11:10Z to 2008-01-11 16:34Z 53° 18' N to 53° 52' N; 4° 2' W to 3° 13' W Click for more
931094 Meteorological data logger 2008-01-10 11:10Z to 2008-01-11 16:34Z 53° 18' N to 53° 52' N; 4° 2' W to 3° 13' W Click for more
931101 Fish-finder echosounder 2008-01-10 11:10Z to 2008-01-11 16:34Z 53° 18' N to 53° 52' N; 4° 2' W to 3° 13' W Click for more
946714 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-10 16:50Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
946726 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-10 17:38Z 53° 32' N, 3° 16' W Click for more
946738 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-10 18:19Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
946751 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-10 19:47Z 53° 47' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
946763 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-10 22:43Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
946775 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-10 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
946787 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 00:12Z 53° 27' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
946799 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 00:57Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
946806 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 01:41Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
946818 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 02:24Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
946831 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 03:16Z 53° 37' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
946843 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 04:14Z 53° 36' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
946855 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 05:07Z 53° 32' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
946867 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 06:42Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
946879 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 10:46Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
946880 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 12:07Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
946892 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 14:03Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
946911 CTD/STD cast 2008-01-11 15:14Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1082358 In-situ nutrient analyser 2008-01-11 08:00Z to 2008-03-14 10:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1082506 In-situ nutrient analyser 2008-01-13 00:00Z to 2008-03-13 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318114 Bottle station 2008-01-10 22:46Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318126 Bottle station 2008-01-10 23:33Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318138 Bottle station 2008-01-11 00:14Z 53° 27' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318151 Bottle station 2008-01-11 06:44Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318163 Bottle station 2008-01-11 10:47Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1318175 Bottle station 2008-01-11 12:09Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1318187 Bottle station 2008-01-11 14:05Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1623027 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2008-01-11 13:10Z to 2008-03-14 15:49Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1623039 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2008-01-11 10:30Z to 2008-03-14 08:03Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1671700 Bottle station 2008-01-10 22:46Z 53° 37' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1671712 Bottle station 2008-01-10 23:33Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1671724 Bottle station 2008-01-11 00:14Z 53° 27' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1671736 Bottle station 2008-01-11 06:44Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1671748 Bottle station 2008-01-11 10:47Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1671761 Bottle station 2008-01-11 12:09Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1671773 Bottle station 2008-01-11 14:05Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
4 Instrument mooring
19 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
Temperature of the water column
Raw light meter output
Nitrate 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
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

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

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