Dee Estuary Station WC
This station is located within the Welsh Channel of the Dee Estuary, Liverpool Bay. It is one of two stations repeatedly visited by the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) in the Dee. All activities at this site occurred within a box bounded by co-ordinates 53.371°N, 3.31791°W at the north-east corner and 53.36642°N, 3.33817°W at the south-west corner. Typical depth ranges encountered within the box are 7 m - 17 m.
POL activites can be separated into two groups. These are (i) repeat CTD profiles over tidal cycles; (ii) mooring deployments.
The deployment history, to date, for this station is summarised below:
|Cruise||Start Date||End Date||Casts|
The CTD instrument package for these cruises was a Sea-Bird 911 plus , with beam transmissometer, fluorometer, LICOR PAR sensor, LISST-25, and oxygen sensor.
The mooring deployment history for this site is as follows:
|February to March 2005||1.2 MHz ADCP, LISST-100C|
|February to March 2006||1.2 MHz ADCP, LISST-100C|
|February to March 2007||1.2 MHz ADCP, 2D ripple profiler, ABS, ADV x 3, LISST-100C, settling tube|
|February to March 2008||600 kHz ADCP, 2D ripple profiler, ABS, ADV x 3, LISST-100C|
|February to June 2009||1.2 MHz ADCP, 2D ripple profiler, ABS, ADV x 3, LISST-100X, SBE-37 MicroCAT x 2, settling tube|
ADCP: Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
ABS: Acoustic Backscatter Sensor
ADV: Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter
LISST: Laser In-Situ Scattering Transmissometer
SBE-37 MicroCAT: Conductivity and Temperature Sensor