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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD09/08

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 PD09/08
Short name PD09/08
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, a SeaPoint turbidity sensor and Aanderaa optode 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 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 Aanderaa optode was fitted to the frame. The frame was also fitted with a SonTek ADV.

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
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 were fitted to the frame. A 1200 kHz telemetry ADCP was fitted to the frame.
b) 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. (Miniloggers at fitted)

To deploy
c) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2008-04-16
Arrival Port Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2008-04-17
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 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 = 17
Description: SeaBird CTD  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 17
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 17
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 14
Description: Water samples for nutrient analysis  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 14
Description: Water samples for nutrient analysis  
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of stations = 14
Description: Water samples for nutrient analysis  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 14
Description: Water samples for nutrient analysis  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 15
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 17
Description: Fluorometer on CTD  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 5 grabs at site 1 and site 21 for benthic survey  
Grab Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Sediment grabs  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Deploy Sea Bed Frame ADCP, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity & Aanderaa oxygen sensors and SonTek ADV.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Deploy Sea Bed Frame ADCPs, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity sensor.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Recover Sea Bed Frame ADCP, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity & Aanderaa oxygen sensors and SonTek ADV.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Recover Sea Bed Frame ADCPs, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Nitrite Deploy Surface Buoy Mooring Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrite Deploy Surface Buoy Mooring Surface water sampler, Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Nitrite Recover Surface Buoy Mooring Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Nitrite Recover Surface Buoy Mooring Surface water sampler, Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other biological/fisheries measurement Deploy Surface Buoy Mooring Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other biological/fisheries measurement Deploy Surface Buoy Mooring Surface water sampler, Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other biological/fisheries measurement Recover Surface Buoy Mooring Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other biological/fisheries measurement Recover Surface Buoy Mooring Surface water sampler, Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Deploy Sea Bed Frame ADCP, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity & Aanderaa oxygen sensors and SonTek ADV.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Deploy Sea Bed Frame ADCPs, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity sensor.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Deploy Surface Buoy Mooring Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Deploy Surface Buoy Mooring Surface water sampler, Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Recover Sea Bed Frame ADCP, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity & Aanderaa oxygen sensors and SonTek ADV.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Recover Sea Bed Frame ADCPs, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Recover Surface Buoy Mooring Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Recover Surface Buoy Mooring Surface water sampler, Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Oxygen Deploy Sea Bed Frame ADCP, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity & Aanderaa oxygen sensors and SonTek ADV.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Oxygen Recover Sea Bed Frame ADCP, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity & Aanderaa oxygen sensors and SonTek ADV.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Deploy Sea Bed Frame ADCP, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity & Aanderaa oxygen sensors and SonTek ADV.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Deploy Sea Bed Frame ADCPs, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity sensor.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Recover Sea Bed Frame ADCP, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity & Aanderaa oxygen sensors and SonTek ADV.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Recover Sea Bed Frame ADCPs, Sea-Bird CTD 16 Plus with turbidity.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Silicate Deploy Surface Buoy Mooring Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Silicate Deploy Surface Buoy Mooring Surface water sampler, Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.
53° 27' N 3° 39' W Silicate Recover Surface Buoy Mooring Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Silicate Recover Surface Buoy Mooring Surface water sampler, Surface CTD, Surface mounted cellulose bags, Sea-Bird microcats and Vemco loggers.

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)
15 Bottle station 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
10 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
10 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
17 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 Dissolved oxygen sensor Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
1 Fish-finder echosounder Bathymetry and Elevation
Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Platform or instrument orientation
1 Fluorometers Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
1 Fluorometers Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
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 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
Atmospheric humidity
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
4 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
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 Moored CTD Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Metadata parameters
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
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  
772270 Moored CTD 2008-04-16 13:40Z to 2008-05-13 12:10Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
772282 Moored CTD 2008-04-16 16:30Z to 2008-05-15 14:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
772294 Moored CTD 2008-04-16 10:40Z to 2008-05-13 13:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
772301 Moored CTD 2008-04-16 17:00Z to 2008-05-15 15:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
772313 Moored CTD 2008-04-16 10:40Z to 2008-05-13 13:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
772325 Moored CTD 2008-04-16 17:00Z to 2008-05-15 15:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
772337 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-04-16 10:40Z to 2008-05-13 13:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
772349 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-04-16 10:40Z to 2008-05-13 13:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
772350 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-04-16 17:00Z to 2008-05-15 15:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
772362 Water temperature and/or salinity monitor 2008-04-16 17:00Z to 2008-05-15 15:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
932165 Ship's non-toxic supply 2008-04-16 06:42Z to 2008-04-17 17:10Z 53° 18' N to 53° 52' N; 4° 2' W to 3° 13' W Click for more
932177 Meteorological data logger 2008-04-16 06:42Z to 2008-04-17 17:10Z 53° 18' N to 53° 52' N; 4° 2' W to 3° 13' W Click for more
932189 Fish-finder echosounder 2008-04-16 06:42Z to 2008-04-17 17:10Z 53° 18' N to 53° 52' N; 4° 2' W to 3° 13' W Click for more
947244 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-16 09:26Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
947256 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-16 13:32Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
947268 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-16 16:36Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
947281 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-16 17:32Z 53° 27' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
947293 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-16 18:34Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
947300 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-16 19:21Z 53° 27' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
947312 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-16 20:04Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
947324 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-16 20:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 15' W Click for more
947336 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-16 21:36Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
947348 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-16 22:20Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
947361 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-16 23:03Z 53° 47' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
947373 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-17 00:11Z 53° 52' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
947385 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-17 02:40Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
947397 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-17 06:12Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
947404 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-17 13:42Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
947416 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-17 15:29Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
947428 CTD/STD cast 2008-04-17 16:22Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1082162 Moored CTD 2008-04-16 11:00Z to 2008-05-13 13:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1082186 Moored CTD 2008-04-16 17:00Z to 2008-05-15 14:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1082205 Fluorometers 2008-04-16 17:00Z to 2008-05-08 23:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1082229 Fluorometers 2008-04-16 11:00Z to 2008-05-13 13:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1082242 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2008-04-16 11:00Z to 2008-05-09 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1082266 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2008-04-16 17:00Z to 2008-05-08 23:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1082383 In-situ nutrient analyser 2008-04-16 11:00Z to 2008-05-13 13:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1082402 Dissolved oxygen sensor 2008-04-16 11:00Z to 2008-05-13 13:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1082426 radiometers 2008-04-16 11:00Z to 2008-05-09 20:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1082518 In-situ nutrient analyser 2008-04-17 00:00Z to 2008-05-11 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1082555 radiometers 2008-04-16 11:00Z to 2008-05-09 20:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320315 Bottle station 2008-04-16 09:29Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320327 Bottle station 2008-04-16 13:34Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320339 Bottle station 2008-04-16 16:37Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1320340 Bottle station 2008-04-16 17:33Z 53° 27' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
1320352 Bottle station 2008-04-16 18:36Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1320364 Bottle station 2008-04-16 19:22Z 53° 27' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320376 Bottle station 2008-04-16 20:05Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1320388 Bottle station 2008-04-17 13:45Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1320407 Bottle station 2008-04-17 15:32Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1320419 Bottle station 2008-04-17 16:24Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1320420 Bottle station 2008-04-16 16:37Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1320432 Bottle station 2008-04-16 18:36Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1320444 Bottle station 2008-04-16 19:22Z 53° 27' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1320456 Bottle station 2008-04-16 20:05Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1320468 Bottle station 2008-04-16 20:52Z 53° 31' N, 3° 15' W Click for more
1320481 Bottle station 2008-04-16 21:37Z 53° 37' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1320493 Bottle station 2008-04-16 22:21Z 53° 42' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1320500 Bottle station 2008-04-16 23:04Z 53° 47' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1320512 Bottle station 2008-04-16 23:10Z 53° 47' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1320524 Bottle station 2008-04-17 00:14Z 53° 52' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1320536 Bottle station 2008-04-17 02:42Z 53° 37' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1320548 Bottle station 2008-04-17 06:14Z 53° 32' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1320561 Bottle station 2008-04-17 13:45Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1320573 Bottle station 2008-04-17 15:32Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1320585 Bottle station 2008-04-17 16:24Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1623144 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2008-04-16 16:30Z to 2008-05-15 14:10Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1623156 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2008-04-16 13:30Z to 2008-05-13 12:10Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1676114 Bottle station 2008-04-16 09:29Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1676126 Bottle station 2008-04-16 13:34Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1676138 Bottle station 2008-04-16 16:37Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1676151 Bottle station 2008-04-16 17:33Z 53° 27' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
1676163 Bottle station 2008-04-16 18:36Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1676175 Bottle station 2008-04-16 19:22Z 53° 27' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1676187 Bottle station 2008-04-16 20:05Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1676199 Bottle station 2008-04-17 13:45Z 53° 27' N, 3° 47' W Click for more
1676206 Bottle station 2008-04-17 15:32Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1676218 Bottle station 2008-04-17 16:24Z 53° 22' N, 3° 55' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
4 Instrument mooring
18 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
1 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Salinity of the water column

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

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