Metadata Report for BODC Series Reference Number 1641986


Metadata Summary

Data Description

Data Category Hydrography time series at depth
Instrument Type
NameCategories
Star-Oddi Starmon mini temperature recorder  water temperature sensor
Instrument Mounting -
Originating Country United Kingdom
Originator Dr Matt Palmer
Originating Organization National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool
Processing Status QC in progress
Project(s) Oceans 2025
Oceans 2025 Theme 10
Oceans 2025 Theme 10 SO11
 

Data Identifiers

Originator's Identifier TP02838.01108
BODC Series Reference 1641986
 

Time Co-ordinates(UT)

Start Time (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm) 2010-09-28 08:50
End Time (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm) 2010-12-07 13:20
Nominal Cycle Interval 600.0 seconds
 

Spatial Co-ordinates

Latitude 53.53350 N ( 53° 32.0' N )
Longitude 3.36367 W ( 3° 21.8' W )
Positional Uncertainty Unspecified
Minimum Sensor Depth 15.0 m
Maximum Sensor Depth 15.0 m
Minimum Sensor Height 6.4 m
Maximum Sensor Height 6.4 m
Sea Floor Depth 21.4 m
Sensor Distribution Fixed common depth - All sensors are grouped effectively at the same depth which is effectively fixed for the duration of the series
Sensor Depth Datum Instantaneous - Depth measured below water line or instantaneous water body surface
Sea Floor Depth Datum Instantaneous - Depth measured below water line or instantaneous water body surface
 

Parameters

No Parameters for BODC Reference Number = 1641986

 

Definition of Rank

  • Rank 1 is a one-dimensional parameter
  • Rank 2 is a two-dimensional parameter
  • Rank 0 is a one-dimensional parameter describing the second dimension of a two-dimensional parameter (e.g. bin depths for moored ADCP data)

Problem Reports

No Problem Report Found in the Database

Originator's quality control comments for PD36_10 COBS moorings

Data supplied to BODC were accompanied by data quality notes from the Originator that detailed observations made when the data were processed and subsequent processing decisions. A summary of these notes have been provided in the tables below.

Site A

Rig#1108

Instrument Serial number Instrument depth Data quality comments
Sea-Bird MicroCAT 05790 5 m Deployment CTD checks found a minimum temperature offset of 0.0055°C and a good match between CTD conductivity and the conductivity recorded by this instrument. There was no CTD cast was available to perform recovery checks. The Originator recommends that these data are used with caution as it was not possible to perform CTD comparison checks at mooring recovery.
Star-Oddi minilogger 02836 7.5 m Comparisons performed against other instruments present at this site found a temperature offset of -0.06°C. An offset correction of +0.06°C has been applied to these data. The Originator recommends that these data are used with caution as it was not possible to perform CTD comparison checks at mooring recovery.
Sea-Bird MicroCAT 04998 10 m CTD comparison checks at mooring deployment found a minimum temperature offset of -0.0026°C and a good match between CTD conductivity and the conductivity recorded by this instrument. The Originator recommends that these data are used with caution as it was not possible to perform CTD comparison checks at mooring recovery.
Star-Oddi minilogger 02838 15 m Comparisons performed against other instruments present at this site found a temperature offset of -0.06°C. An offset correction of +0.06°C has been applied to these data. The Originator recommends that these data are used with caution as it was not possible to perform CTD comparison checks at mooring recovery.

Rig#1109


Instrument Serial number Instrument depth Data quality comments
Sea-Bird 16+ SEACAT fitted with Seapoint Turbidity Meter #10537 04597 Located on seabed CTD comparison checks performed at mooring deployment found minimum offsets of -0.0129°C in temperature and -0.0076 S m-1 in conductivity. No offset corrections have been applied to these data. The Originator recommends that these data are used with caution as it was not possible to perform CTD comparison checks at mooring recovery.
Teledyne RDI 600 kHz ADCP 12239 Located on seabed To correct for the magnetic declination (difference between magnetic north and true north) latitude values were changed by -3.1412°. All latitude values were modified by +8.3902° to correct for the compass error.

Site B

Rig#1110

Instrument Serial number Instrument depth Data quality comments
Sea-Bird MicroCAT 05433 5 m CTD comparison checks found temperature offsets of -0.0015°C and +0.0723°C at recovery. The same checks found a good match between CTD conductivity and the conductivity recorded by this instrument at deployment and 0.0087 S m-1 at recovery. No adjustments were made to these data. The Data Originator recommends that the temperature data recorded by this instrument should be used with caution due to the large offset at mooring recovery.
Star-Oddi minilogger 02849 7.5 m Comparisons performed against other instruments present at this site found a temperature offset of -0.04°C. An offset correction of +0.04°C has been applied to these data.
Sea-Bird MicroCAT 04966 10 m CTD comparison checks found a good match between CTD temperature and the temperature recorded by this instrument at mooring deployment (CTD cast performed 50 m from mooring) and an offset of +0.0073°C at mooring recovery. The same checks found conductivity offsets of -0.0017 S m-1 at deployment and -0.0097 S m-1 at mooring recovery. An offset correction of -0.0017 S m-1 has been applied to the conductivity data.
Star-Oddi minilogger 02852 15 m Comparisons performed against other instruments present at this site found a temperature offset of -0.04°C. An offset correction of +0.04°C has been applied to these data.

Rig#1111


Instrument Serial number Instrument depth Data quality comments
Sea-Bird 16+ SEACAT fitted with Seapoint Turbidity Meter #10471 04737 Located on seabed Deployment CTD checks found offsets of 0.001°C in temperature and -0.0036 S m-1 in conductivity. No CTD cast was available to perform recovery CTD checks. The Originator recommends that these data are used with caution as it was not possible to perform CTD comparison checks at mooring recovery.
Teledyne RDI 600 kHz ADCP 05807 Located on seabed To correct for the magnetic declination (difference between magnetic north and true north) latitude values were changed by -3.2662°. All latitude values were modified by +0.14493° to correct for the compass error.

Data Access Policy

Open Data supplied by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

You must always use the following attribution statement to acknowledge the source of the information: "Contains data supplied by Natural Environment Research Council."


Narrative Documents

Star-Oddi Starmon mini Temperature Recorder

Description

The Star-Oddi Starmon mini is a compact microprocessor-controlled temperature recorder with electronics and probe housed in a strong waterproof cylinder made of either plastic or titanium.

Specifications

Memory 350000 measurements, although memory size can optionally be increased to 524000 or 699000 measurements. Temperature readings are stored in non-volatile Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM).
Data Retention 20 years.
Temperature Range -2 °C to +40 °C with outside ranges available at request. The average resolution is 0.013 °C, and the measuring accuracy is +/-0.05 °C.
Maximum Depth Plastic version: 400 m (40 bar), titanium version: 11000 m (1100 bar)
Communication Link Downloaded via PC interface box. Connects to a computer via a RS-232C standard serial interface.
Battery A 3.6 V lithium battery with a life of 5 years for a sampling interval of 10 minutes or greater.

For more information please see the manufacturers specification sheet .

Coastal Observatory VEMCO and Star-Oddi Minilogger data processing

The following procedures were carried out before the data were supplied to BODC.

Data were downloaded from the instrument logger, and factory calibrations were applied to the temperature channel.

Basic quality control was then performed by the Data Originator. The first stage of quality checks involved comparing the data from each instrument with CTD measurements recorded during the deployment and recovery of the mooring. Following the comparison against CTD data secondary checks were performed by comparing the data from each instrument against the data from other sensors attached to that mooring. The Originator has provided BODC with a document containing a full description of the quality control methodology . Depending on the result of the quality checks for each series, one of the following actions was performed by the Originator:

A full description of the results of these quality checks can be found in the relevant Originator's data processing comments document.


Project Information

Oceans 2025 - The NERC Marine Centres' Strategic Research Programme 2007-2012

Who funds the programme?

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funds the Oceans 2025 programme, which was originally planned in the context of NERC's 2002-2007 strategy and later realigned to NERC's subsequent strategy (Next Generation Science for Planet Earth; NERC 2007).

Who is involved in the programme?

The Oceans 2025 programme was designed by and is to be implemented through seven leading UK marine centres. The marine centres work together in coordination and are also supported by cooperation and input from government bodies, universities and other partners. The seven marine centres are:

Oceans2025 provides funding to three national marine facilities, which provide services to the wider UK marine community, in addition to the Oceans 2025 community. These facilities are:

The NERC-run Strategic Ocean Funding Initiative (SOFI) provides additional support to the programme by funding additional research projects and studentships that closely complement the Oceans 2025 programme, primarily through universities.

What is the programme about?

Oceans 2025 sets out to address some key challenges that face the UK as a result of a changing marine environment. The research funded through the programme sets out to increase understanding of the size, nature and impacts of these changes, with the aim to:

In order to address these aims there are nine science themes supported by the Oceans 2025 programme:

In the original programme proposal there was a theme on health and human impacts (Theme 7). The elements of this Theme have subsequently been included in Themes 3 and 9.

When is the programme active?

The programme started in April 2007 with funding for 5 years.

Brief summary of the programme fieldwork/data

Programme fieldwork and data collection are to be achieved through:

The data is to be fed into models for validation and future projections. Greater detail can be found in the Theme documents.


Oceans 2025 Theme 10

Oceans 2025 is a strategic marine science programme, bringing marine researchers together to increase people's knowledge of the marine environment so that they are better able to protect it for future generations.

Theme 10: Integration of Sustained Observations in the Marine Environment spans all marine domains from the sea-shore to the global ocean, providing data and knowledge on a wide range of ecosystem properties and processes (from ocean circulation to biodiversity) that are critical to understanding Earth system behaviour and identifying change. They have been developed not merely to provide long-term data sets, but to capture extreme or episodic events, and play a key role in the initialisation and validation of models. Many of these SOs will be integrated into the newly developing UK Marine Monitoring Strategy - evolving from the Defra reports Safeguarding our Seas (2002) and Charting Progress (2005), thus contributing to the underpinning knowledge for national marine stewardship. They will also contribute to the UK GOOS Strategic Plan (IACMST, 2006) and the Global Marine Assessment.

Weblink: http://www.oceans2025.org/


Oceans 2025 Theme 10, Sustained Observation Activity 11: Liverpool Bay and Irish Sea Coastal Observatory

Sustained, systematic observations of the ocean and continental shelf seas at appropriate time and space scales allied to numerical models are key to understanding and prediction. In shelf seas these observations address issues as fundamental as 'what is the capacity of shelf seas to absorb change?' encompassing the impacts of climate change, biological productivity and diversity, sustainable management, pollution and public health, safety at sea and extreme events. Advancing understanding of coastal processes to use and manage these resources better is challenging; important controlling processes occur over a broad range of spatial and temporal scales which cannot be simultaneously studied solely with satellite or ship-based platforms.

Considerable effort has been spent by the Proudman Oceangraphic Laboratory (POL) in the years 2001 - 2006 in setting up an integrated observational and now-cast modelling system in Liverpool Bay (see Figure), with the recent POL review stating the observatory was seen as a leader in its field and a unique 'selling' point of the laboratory. Cost benefit analysis (IACMST, 2004) shows that benefits really start to accrue after 10 years. In 2007 - 2012 exploitation of (i) the time series being acquired, (ii) the model-data synthesis and (iii) the increasingly available quantities of real-time data (e.g. river flows) can be carried out through Sustained Observation Activity (SO) 11, to provide an integrated assessment and short term forecasts of the coastal ocean state.

BODC image

Overall Aims and Purpose of SO 11

Measurement and Modelling Activities

More detailed information on this Work Package is available at pages 32 - 35 of the official Oceans 2025 Theme 10 document: Oceans 2025 Theme 10

Weblink: http://www.oceans2025.org/

References:

IACMST., 2004. The Economics of Sustained Marine Measurements. IACMST Information Document, N0.11, Southampton: IACMST, 96 pp


Data Activity or Cruise Information

Data Activity

Start Date (yyyy-mm-dd) 2010-09-28
End Date (yyyy-mm-dd) 2010-12-07
Organization Undertaking ActivityNational Oceanography Centre, Liverpool
Country of OrganizationUnited Kingdom
Originator's Data Activity IdentifierLB1_067 / POLRIG1108
Platform Categorymoored surface buoy

COBs Site A SmartBuoy deployment LB1_067/1108

Deployment and recovery

This mooring was deployed in a collaboration between Cefas and the NOC Liverpool Bay Coastal Observatory. The rig was deployed in September 2010 during RV Prince Madog cruise PD36/10. The rig was recovered in December 2010 during RV Prince Madog cruisePD49/10.

Rig Description

The SmartBuoy carried a suite of Cefas instruments mounted just below the surface, as well as instrumentation belonging to POL upto 15 m deep. Further information is given in the table below.

The single point mooring was composed mainly of 0.5 inch long link chain, marked by a 1.8 m diameter toroid and anchored by a half tonne clump of scrap chain.

The following instruments were connected to a Eco System Monitor;

Instrument Serial
Number
Meter
depth (m)
Record
Length (days)
Owner
Seapoint Chlorophyll Fluorometer 2211 1 34 Cefas
Falmouth Scientific OEM CT sensor 1841 1 71 Cefas
Druck 5 bar Pressure Transducer 1245469 1 74 Cefas
LI-192SB PAR Sensor (UWQ6127) 18 2 22 Cefas
LI-192SB PAR Sensor (UWQ6078) 13 1 22 Cefas
Aanderaa Optode - Type 3835 500 1 71 Cefas
Seapoint Turbidity Meter 10933 1 21 Cefas

The following instruments were stand alone sensors;

Instrument Serial
Number
Meter
depth (m)
Record
Length (days)
Owner
NAS-3X Nutrient Sensor 2869 1 64 Cefas
WMS-2 AquaMonitor 2212 1 74 Cefas
Sea-Bird 37 MicroCAT 5790 5 74 NOC
Sea-Bird 37 MicroCAT 4998 10 74 NOC
Minilogger 2836 7.5 74 NOC
Minilogger 2838 15 74 NOC

Other Series linked to this Data Activity - 1076052 1075491 1076605 1641974 1641949 1076838 1641925 1075903 1076236 1076691

Cruise

Cruise Name PD36/10
Departure Date 2010-09-27
Arrival Date 2010-09-30
Principal Scientist(s)Phil J Knight (National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool)
Ship RV Prince Madog

Complete Cruise Metadata Report is available here


Fixed Station Information

Fixed Station Information

Station NameCOA
CategoryOffshore area
Latitude53° 31.51' N
Longitude3° 23.00' W
Water depth below MSL26.0 m

Liverpool Bay Coastal Observatory Mooring Site A (COA/Site 1/Site 9)

This station is the main mooring site for the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) Liverpool Bay Coastal Observatory and was first occupied in 2002. It is also known both as Coastal Observatory Site 1 and Site 9. POL perform two main types of activities at this station: they deploy moorings; and in addition, they take CTD profiles during each site visit. The station lies within a box of mean water depth 22.5 m with the following coordinates:

Box Corner Latitude (+ve North) Longitude (+ve East)
North-west corner 53.54097 -3.42958
South-east corner 53.50945 -3.33714

The position of this station relative to the other POL Coastal Observatory sites can be seen from the figure below.

BODC image

Mooring Deployment History

2011

Rig Type Typical Instruments Rig IDs Comment
Frame ADCP, CTD, OBS, OXY 1117, 1121, 1125, 1127, 1130, 1132, January - November
SmartBuoy CTD x 2, AC-S, CT x 2, FL x 3, OBS x 2, PAR x 2, WMS, NAS, OXY, T x 2 1116, 1120, 1124 January - November

2010

Rig Type Typical Instruments Rig IDs Comment
Frame ADCP, CTD, ADV, OBS 1086, 1090, 1094, 1098, 1102, 1106, 1109 January - December
SmartBuoy CT x 2, FL x 2, OBS, PAR x 2, WMS, NAS, CTD, OXY, BD, T 1085, 1089, 1093, 1097, 1101, 1105, 1108, 1112 January - December

2009

Rig Type Typical Instruments Rig IDs Comment
Frame ADCP, CTD, ADV, OBS 1055, 1062, 1067, 1071, 1074, 1078, 1082 January - December
SmartBuoy CT x 2, FL x 2, OBS, PAR x 2, WMS, NAS, CTD, OXY, BD, T 1054, 1061, 1066, 1070, 1073, 1077, 1081 January - December

2008

Rig Type Typical Instruments Rig IDs Comment
Frame ADCP, CTD, ADV, OBS 1024, 1028, 1032, 1036, 1041, 1044, 1047, 1051 January - December
SmartBuoy CT x 2, FL x 2, OBS, PAR x 2, WMS, NAS, CTD, OXY, BD, T LB1_047/1023, LB1_048/1027, LB1_049/1031, LB1_050/1035, 1040, 1043, LB1_053/1050 January - December

2007

Rig Type Typical Instruments Rig IDs Comment
Frame ADCP, CTD, ADV, OBS 990, 997, 1001, 1005, 1010, 1014, 1017, 1021 January - December
SmartBuoy CT x 2, FL x 2, OBS, PAR x 2, WMS, NAS, CTD, OXY, BD, T LB1_039/989, LB1_040/996, LB1_041/1000, LB1_042/1004, LB1_043/1009, LB1_044/1013, LB1_045/1016, LB1_046/1020 January - December

2006

Rig Type Typical Instruments Rig IDs Comment
Frame ADCP, CTD, ADV, OBS 951, 962, 966, 970, 974, 978, 982, 986 January - December
SmartBuoy CT x 2, FL x 2, OBS, PAR x 2, WMS, NAS, CTD, OXY, BD 958, 961, 965, 969, 973, 977, LB1_037/981, LB1_038/985 January - December

2005

Rig Type Typical Instruments Rig IDs Comment
Frame ADCP, CT 913, 914, 921, 925, 929, 933, 938, 942, 945, 949 January - December
SmartBuoy CT, FL, OBS, PAR, WMS, NAS, OXY 912, 920, 924, 928, 932, 937, LB1_028/941, LB1_029/944, LB1_030/948 January - December
Frame with telemetry buoy ADCP 914 March - April

2004

Rig Type Typical Instruments Rig IDs Comment
Frame BPR, ADCP, TR, CT 890, 892, 893, 896, 898, 900, 902, 904, 907, 908, 910, 911 January - December
SmartBuoy CT, FL, OBS, PAR, WMS, NAS 889, 891, 895, 897, 899, 901, 903, 906, 909 January - December
Frame with telemetry buoy ADCP 893, 908, 911 April - May, October - December

2003

Rig Type Instruments Rig IDs Comment
Frame BPR, ADCP, TR, CT 861, 864, 866, 869, 872, 878, 880, 883, 885, 887, 888 January - December
SmartBuoy CT, FL, OBS, PAR, WMS, NAS 863, 865, 867, 870, 871, 877, 879, 882, 884, 886 January - December

2002

Rig Type Instruments Rig IDs Comment
Frame BPR, ADCP, TR, CT 851, 854, 856, 858 August - December
Line mooring CT x 3 853, 855 August - November
SmartBuoy CT, FL, OBS, PAR, WMS, NAS 857, 860 November - December

2001

Rig Type Instruments Rig IDs Comment
Frame ADCP, OBS 838, 839, 840, 841, 843, 844, 845, 846, 848, 849 September

CTD Sampling History

Year Number of Cruises Total Casts per year
2011 6 116 including a 46 cast tidal cycle from 2011-04-18 to 2011-04-19 and a 51 cast tidal cycle station from 2011-07-27 to 2011-07-28
2010 8 71 including a 52 cast tidal cycle station from 2010-04-28 to 2010-04-29
2009 7 21
2008 9 75 including a 54 cast tidal cycle station from 2008-05-13 to 2008-05-14
2007 8 71 including a 51 cast tidal cycle station from 2007-05-15 to 2007-05-16
2006 9 72 including a 53 cast tidal cycle station from 2006-05-09 to 2006-05-10
2005 9 41 including a 22 cast tidal cycle station from 2005-04-05 to 2005-04-06
2004 9 77 including a 54 cast tidal cycle station from 2004-05-11 to 2004-05-12
2003 10 28
2002 4 13

The CTD instrument package for these cruises was a Sea-Bird 911plus, with beam transmissometer, fluorometer, LICOR PAR sensor, LISST-25, and oxygen sensor.

Key

AC-S = Absorption and attenuation spectrophotometer
ADCP = Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
ADV = Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter
BD = Bacterial degradation experiment
BPR = Bottom Pressure Recorder
CT = Conductivity and temperature logger
CTD = Conductivity, temperature, depth sensor
FL = Fluorometer
NAS = in-situ nutrient analyser
OBS = Optical Backscatter Turbidity meter
OXY = Oxygen sensor
PAR = PAR sensor
T = Temperature logger
TR = Transmissometer
WMS = Automatic water sampler

Other Series linked to this Fixed Station for this cruise - 1075491 1075903 1076052 1076236 1076605 1076691 1076838 1113906 1113918 1114184 1623863 1641925 1641949 1641950 1641974

Other Cruises linked to this Fixed Station (with the number of series) - CO 01/12 (5) PD01/08 (17) PD01/11 (14) PD02/03 (10) PD02/05 (11) PD02/07 (15) PD02/09B (17) PD02/10 (15) PD04/06 (1) PD05/10 (16) PD06/04 (12) PD06/07 (16) PD07/08 (14) PD07/11 (17) PD09/06 (11) PD09/07 (64) PD09/08 (16) PD10/03 (9) PD10/10 (14) PD11/04B (13) PD11/05 (9) PD11/11 (57) PD12/05 (2) PD12/09 (16) PD13/07 (14) PD14/08 (67) PD16/06 (9) PD16/07 (15) PD17/03 (12) PD17/10 (15) PD18/04 (13) PD18/05 (11) PD18/09 (17) PD19/08 (2) PD20/02 (7) PD20/06 (9) PD20/07 (17) PD21/05 (10) PD21/10 (15) PD21/11 (9) PD22/04 (13) PD22/06 (9) PD23/03A (10) PD23/07 (15) PD23/08 (13) PD24/02 (2) PD24/09 (17) PD25/03B (12) PD25/05 (11) PD25/06 (9) PD25/11 (7) PD27/07 (17) PD29/04 (12) PD29/06 (9) PD29/08 (14) PD29/10 (17) PD30/05 (10) PD31/02 (11) PD31/03 (12) PD32/04 (12) PD33/08 (5) PD33/09 (16) PD34/03 (12) PD34/05 (10) PD35/02 (11) PD35/06 (14) PD37/06 (14) PD37/08 (18) PD38/03 (13) PD38/04 (12) PD38/09 (16) PD41/05 (11) PD43/11 (11) PD44/03 (7) PD47/09 (15) PD48/03 (5) PD48/04 (8) PD48/05 (10) PD49/10 (14) PD52/04 (8)


BODC Quality Control Flags

The following single character qualifying flags may be associated with one or more individual parameters with a data cycle:

Flag Description
Blank Unqualified
< Below detection limit
> In excess of quoted value
A Taxonomic flag for affinis (aff.)
B Beginning of CTD Down/Up Cast
C Taxonomic flag for confer (cf.)
D Thermometric depth
E End of CTD Down/Up Cast
G Non-taxonomic biological characteristic uncertainty
H Extrapolated value
I Taxonomic flag for single species (sp.)
K Improbable value - unknown quality control source
L Improbable value - originator's quality control
M Improbable value - BODC quality control
N Null value
O Improbable value - user quality control
P Trace/calm
Q Indeterminate
R Replacement value
S Estimated value
T Interpolated value
U Uncalibrated
W Control value
X Excessive difference

SeaDataNet Quality Control Flags

The following single character qualifying flags may be associated with one or more individual parameters with a data cycle:

Flag Description
0 no quality control
1 good value
2 probably good value
3 probably bad value
4 bad value
5 changed value
6 value below detection
7 value in excess
8 interpolated value
9 missing value
A value phenomenon uncertain