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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD33/08

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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 PD33/08
Short name PD33/08
Objectives and Narrative A) To recover and deploy a CEFAS waverider buoy at the Mersey bar (53 32.05 N, 3 21.20 W).
B) To recover and deploy an ADCP/ADV mooring and a CEFAS Smartbuoy at 53 32 N 3 21.8 W.
C) To recover and deploy an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27 N 3 38.6 W.
D) To obtain CTD profiles, water samples and sediment grab samples at 34 Coastal Observatory sites.
E) To recover and deploy an ADCP mooring and a single point mooring with a near surface temperature and conductivity logger at 53 32.3 N 3 27 W.

The cruise is the 57th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (B+C) and to make CTD profiles at fixed locations (D) in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, Objective (E) is an additional exercise as part of a collaborative study between POL and Bangor University.
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2008-10-22
Arrival Port Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2008-10-23
Principal Scientist(s) Matthew R Palmer (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
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 = 9
Description: SeaBird CTD  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples  
Biology and fisheries  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Water samples at mooring sites, stored in formalin.  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Water samples stored in Mercuric Chloride  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Water samples at near surface and near bed stored in frezer  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 9
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. Recovery 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° 32' N 3° 27' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 40x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
53° 32' N 3° 27' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Deployment of Sea-Bird Micro-Cat temperature and conductivity at 5m depth suspended from anchored surface buoy.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, oxygen & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
53° 31' N 3° 22' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, oxygen & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 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 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
3 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
3 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
8 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 Meteorological data logger Air pressure
Air temperature
Atmospheric humidity
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Solar Radiation
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 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
Temperature of the water column
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

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
805455 Moored CTD 2008-10-22 16:30Z to 2008-12-10 14:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
808730 Moored CTD 2008-10-22 16:30Z to 2008-12-10 14:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
932522 Ship's non-toxic supply 2008-10-22 07:27Z to 2008-10-23 03:54Z 53° 27' N to 53° 32' N; 3° 55' W to 3° 2' W Click for more
932534 Meteorological data logger 2008-10-22 07:27Z to 2008-10-23 03:54Z 53° 27' N to 53° 32' N; 3° 55' W to 3° 2' W Click for more
932546 Fish-finder echosounder 2008-10-22 07:27Z to 2008-10-23 03:54Z 53° 27' N to 53° 32' N; 3° 55' W to 3° 2' W Click for more
949668 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-22 14:50Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
949681 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-22 16:39Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
949693 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-22 17:31Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
949700 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-22 18:22Z 53° 27' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
949712 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-22 19:05Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
949724 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-22 19:46Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
949736 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-22 20:25Z 53° 27' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
949748 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-22 21:10Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1314057 Bottle station 2008-10-22 14:52Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1314069 Bottle station 2008-10-22 17:34Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1314070 Bottle station 2008-10-22 19:49Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1314082 Bottle station 2008-10-22 14:52Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1314094 Bottle station 2008-10-22 17:34Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1314101 Bottle station 2008-10-22 18:25Z 53° 27' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1314113 Bottle station 2008-10-22 19:07Z 53° 27' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
1314125 Bottle station 2008-10-22 19:49Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1314137 Bottle station 2008-10-22 20:28Z 53° 27' N, 3° 46' W Click for more
1314149 Bottle station 2008-10-22 21:14Z 53° 27' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
1623887 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2008-10-22 16:35Z to 2008-12-10 14:34Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1686249 Bottle station 2008-10-22 14:52Z 53° 32' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1686250 Bottle station 2008-10-22 17:34Z 53° 27' N, 3° 13' W Click for more
1686262 Bottle station 2008-10-22 19:49Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
1 Instrument mooring
9 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
Electrical conductivity 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
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column

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

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