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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD47/09

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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Prince Madog (74P2) cruise PD47/09
Short name PD47/09
Objectives and Narrative 1. At site A 53 32'N, 3 21.8'W (CTD station 1 and 9)
To recover:
a) A sea bed frame containing a 600kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves; Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and SeaPoint turbidity sensor with wiper; Sea-Bird 16plus with an Aanderra oxygen optode, and FSI CTD.
b) CEFAS SmartBuoy 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.
To deploy:
c) A sea bed frame containing a 600kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves; Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with pumped conductivity sensor, digiquartz pressure sensor and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor with wiper; Sea-Bird SBE 16plus with an Aanderra oxygen optode.
d) CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5m and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface.
e) Collect 10 vertical zooplankton net hauls (CEFAS).
f) Carry out a Benthic survey for Lucy Abram (University of Liverpool)

2. At site B 53 27'N, 3 38.6'W (CTD station 21)
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 fitted with a wiper.
b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy 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. AIS (Automatic Identification System), a collision avoidance system, attached to SmartBuoy.
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 and a SeaPoint turbidity sensor fitted with a wiper.
d) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring. Attached to the mooring wire are Sea-Bird MicroCat temperature, conductivity loggers at 5m and 10m below the surface and miniloggers at 7.5 and 15 m below the surface. AIS (Automatic Identification System), a collision avoidance system, attached to SmartBuoy.

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 (nitrate, phosphate, silicate) and suspended sediment determination. To obtain surface samples for a Defra pH study by David Hydes (NOCS). To obtain mid-depth water samples for trace metal analysis (on board for Arsenic III and Antimony III).

4. Collect sediment samples at each CTD site with a Day grab for Andy Plater (University of Liverpool).
Collect sediment samples (to be sieved) for a benthic survey at sites 1 and 32 for Lucy Abram (University of Liverpool).
Ship RV Prince Madog
Departure Port Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2009-12-02
Arrival Port Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2009-12-03
Principal Scientist(s) Jo Hopkins (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Norwegian Polar Institute
Associated Project(s) Coastal Observatory
IHB Sea Areas Visited Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 181;1
Work Area Description Irish Sea/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

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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)
2 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
2 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
2 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
4 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of 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 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
Silicate concentration parameters in 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
10 Moored CTD Data are currently being processed
2 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
1 Pumped water sample Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
1 Pumped water sample Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
1 Pumped water sample Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in 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  
1030299 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-02 11:47Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1030306 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-02 13:36Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1030318 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-02 14:57Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1030331 CTD/STD cast 2009-12-02 18:52Z 53° 27' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
1075417 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 13:00Z to 2010-01-26 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1075546 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 18:30Z to 2009-12-15 14:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1075675 Fluorometers 2009-12-02 18:30Z to 2009-12-15 14:30Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1075835 Fluorometers 2009-12-02 13:00Z to 2010-01-20 23:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1075976 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2009-12-02 13:00Z to 2010-01-26 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076119 Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors 2009-12-02 18:30Z to 2010-01-26 14:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1076316 Dissolved oxygen sensor 2009-12-02 13:00Z to 2010-01-26 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076433 In-situ nutrient analyser 2009-12-03 00:00Z to 2010-01-10 00:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076537 radiometers 2009-12-02 13:00Z to 2010-01-26 09:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1076758 radiometers 2009-12-02 13:00Z to 2010-01-25 16:30Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1316875 Bottle station 2009-12-02 11:49Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1316887 Bottle station 2009-12-02 15:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1316899 Bottle station 2009-12-02 13:39Z 53° 32' N, 3° 22' W Click for more
1316906 Bottle station 2009-12-02 18:54Z 53° 27' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
1361935 Pumped water sample 2009-12-03 09:12Z to 2009-12-03 15:08Z 53° 22' N to 53° 27' N; 3° 55' W to 3° 13' W Click for more
1361947 Pumped water sample 2009-12-03 09:12Z to 2009-12-03 16:28Z 53° 22' N to 53° 31' N; 3° 55' W to 3° 13' W Click for more
1623899 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-12-02 12:55Z to 2010-01-20 14:53Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1623906 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-12-02 16:15Z to 2010-01-26 13:45Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1641187 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 13:10Z to 2010-01-26 10:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1641199 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 18:30Z to 2010-01-26 14:20Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1641206 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 13:10Z to 2010-01-26 10:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1641218 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 18:30Z to 2010-01-26 14:20Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1641231 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 12:50Z to 2010-01-20 14:50Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1641243 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 16:10Z to 2010-01-26 13:40Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1641255 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 13:10Z to 2010-01-26 10:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1641267 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 13:10Z to 2010-01-26 10:00Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1641279 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 18:30Z to 2010-01-26 14:20Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1641280 Moored CTD 2009-12-02 18:30Z to 2010-01-26 14:20Z 53° 27' N, 3° 38' W Click for more
1672579 Bottle station 2009-12-02 11:49Z 53° 31' N, 3° 21' W Click for more
1672580 Bottle station 2009-12-02 15:00Z 53° 27' N, 3° 39' W Click for more
1681374 Pumped water sample 2009-12-03 09:12Z to 2009-12-03 15:08Z 53° 22' N to 53° 27' N; 3° 55' W to 3° 13' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
8 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration 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
2 Instrument mooring
4 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
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw oxygen sensor output
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

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

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