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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD09/06

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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD09/06
Short name PD09/06
Objectives and Narrative The objectives are to deploy telemtry buoy and to deploy and recover the Coastal Observatory ADCP moorings and smart buoy; to recover moored instrumentation, i.e. STABLE, PMP, Wave Buoy and ADCP frame at the mouth of the River Dee. Also to carry out CTD observations for at least a tidal cycle in the Welsh Channel and the Hilbre Swash, to study turbulence and SPM processes. To Carry out a side scan sonar survey of the Hilbre Swash.

In the following narrative all times are UMT The Prince Madog was loaded on the 5/03/2006. We set sail at 0600 on the 6/03/2006 to Coastal Observatory station 21 site B and deployed the telemetry buoy at 0850. We then proceed to station 12 and recovered the ADCP frame at 09:50. We arrived Hilbre at 11:25 and proceed a side scan sonar survey, finished at 12:00. We poceed to anchor to carry out a 25 hour CTD station and grab sample at 12:30. The CTD station was started at 13:00 and worked until 12:00 7/03/2006 with several casts missed due to strong tidal currents. At 12:05 we lift anchor to recover PMP. STABLE was recovered at 13:47. We set Sail to Vittoria Docks. Got to the lock gates at 17:20 and by the side at 18:00. We unload STABLE and loaded SMART Buoy. Set sail at 06:00 8/03/2006 to COBS station 1 site A and deploy and recover SMART buoy and ADCP. Stuart Cutchey dislocated his shoulder took him to Liverppol. Got in to the Welsh Channel. 14:00 we anchored in the Welsh Channel when we started a CTD anchored station until 15:00 on 9/03/2006. PMP recovered at 15:32. Start side scan sonar. 18:26 Set sail to Holyhead.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port
Departure Date 2006-03-06
Arrival Port Holyhead, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2006-03-09
Principal Scientist(s) Alejandro J Souza (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Associated Project(s) Dee experiment
IHB Sea Areas Visited Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;3
Work Area Description Liverpool Bay; Mouth of the Dee Estuary
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,5W; 60N,5W; 60N,0E; 55N,0E; 55N,5W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 5W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 73
Description: CTD profiles, supplementary Chlorophyll, Transmissometer and LISST data  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: On board ADCP  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Underway Temp, sal, chlorophyll, transmittance.  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Grab samples  
Long/short range side scan sonar Quantity: number of observations = 2
Description: 3 lines of side scan sonar in the Hilbre Swash  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
53° 22' N 3° 14' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Bottom mounted 1.2 MHz RDI ADCP, mode 12 every second; 50cm bin size 20 min burst recov.
53° 22' N 3° 19' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Bottom mounted 1.2 MHz RDI ADCP, mode 12 every second; 50cm bin size 20 min burst recov. LISST-100 C rcording at 20 min burst every hour at 1.0 m from the bed.
53° 22' N 3° 14' W Other physical oceanographic measurements STABLE with 2 5 MHz ADV, 1 10 MHz ADV, LISST-ST, 3-D Ripple profiler, ABS, Fast CT Samp.
53° 22' N 3° 19' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Bottom mounted 1.2 MHz RDI ADCP, mode 12 every second; 50cm bin size 20 min burst recov. LISST-100 C rcording at 20 min burst every hour at 1.0 m from the bed.

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
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
1 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
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
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  
696295 Moored CTD 2006-03-08 07:40Z to 2006-05-09 12:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
696302 Moored CTD 2006-03-08 07:40Z to 2006-05-09 12:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
696375 Moored CTD 2006-03-08 07:20Z to 2006-05-09 11:40Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700345 Moored CTD 2006-03-08 08:00Z to 2006-05-09 14:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700413 Fluorometers 2006-03-08 08:00Z to 2006-04-22 19:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700462 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2006-03-08 08:00Z to 2006-04-26 17:30Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700498 In-situ nutrient analyser 2006-03-08 21:08Z to 2006-04-03 00:08Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700529 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2006-03-08 08:00Z to 2006-05-09 14:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700554 radiometers 2006-03-08 08:00Z to 2006-04-14 19:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700591 radiometers 2006-03-08 08:00Z to 2006-04-22 19:30Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
700622 Surface water sample (unspecified) 2006-03-09 00:00Z to 2006-05-05 00:00Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
2 Instrument mooring
98 CTD frame plus rosette sampler 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
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Raw light meter output
Temperature of the water column

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

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