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RV Prince Madog PD02/10

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD02/10
Cruise period2010-01-26 — 2010-01-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBirkenhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnBirkenhead, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesA. To recover and deploy an ADCP mooring and a CEFAS Smartbuoy at 53º 32 N 3º 21.8 W.
B. To recover an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53º 27 N 3º 38.6 W.
C. To relocate (B) to a new permanent position 53º 32.3 N 3º 38.4 W
D. To obtain CTD profiles, water samples and sediment grab samples at 34 Coastal Observatory sites.

The cruise is the 66th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A+B) and to make CTD profiles at fixed locations (C) in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea. Weather restricted CTD profiles to 18 of the planned 34 stations.
Chief scientistMatthew R Palmer (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectIrish Sea Coastal Observatory
Coordinating bodyProudman Oceanogrphic Laboratory
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD02/10 cruise report pd02_10.pdf — access key 'C' (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay/Eastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD02/10 cruise track — pd02_10trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Water samples at mooring sites, stored in HgCl.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Water samples at near surface and near bed stored in freezer
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 24" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, oxygen & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 24" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, oxygen & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 24" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Nitrate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery.
Nitrate53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 24" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Deployment.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16241352010-01-26 11:45  — 2010-03-17 15:45 53° 32' 16" N  3° 38' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1624135
16241472010-01-26 09:45:11  — 2010-03-14 10:05:05 53° 31' 57" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1624147
39  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16907712010-01-26 08:52 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1690771
16907832010-01-26 13:10 53° 32' 20" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1690783
16907952010-01-26 13:55 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1690795
16908022010-01-26 18:49 53° 42' 1" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1690802
16908142010-01-26 21:40 53° 41' 51" N  3° 55' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1690814
16908262010-01-27 00:00 53° 36' 51" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1690826
16908382010-01-27 02:29 53° 36' 57" N  3° 13' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1690838
16908512010-01-27 04:02 53° 32' 11" N  3° 21' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1690851
16908752010-01-27 10:29 53° 22' 12" N  3° 55' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1690875
16908632010-01-27 08:25 53° 31' 52" N  3° 55' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1690863
13191292010-01-27 00:00 53° 36' 51" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319129
13191302010-01-27 00:59 53° 36' 48" N  3° 30' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319130
13191422010-01-27 02:29 53° 36' 57" N  3° 13' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319142
13191542010-01-27 03:21 53° 32' 6" N  3° 15' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319154
13191662010-01-27 04:02 53° 32' 11" N  3° 21' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319166
13191782010-01-27 04:55 53° 31' 56" N  3° 29' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319178
13191912010-01-27 06:07 53° 32' 26" N  3° 38' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319191
13192092010-01-27 07:22 53° 31' 54" N  3° 46' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319209
13192102010-01-27 08:25 53° 31' 52" N  3° 55' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319210
13192222010-01-27 10:29 53° 22' 12" N  3° 55' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319222
13192342010-01-27 11:19 53° 23' 8" N  3° 46' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319234
13189492010-01-26 08:52 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318949
13189502010-01-26 13:10 53° 32' 20" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318950
13189622010-01-26 13:55 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318962
13189742010-01-26 18:49 53° 42' 1" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318974
13189862010-01-26 21:40 53° 41' 51" N  3° 55' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318986
13189982010-01-27 00:00 53° 36' 51" N  3° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318998
13190012010-01-27 02:29 53° 36' 57" N  3° 13' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319001
13190132010-01-27 04:02 53° 32' 11" N  3° 21' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319013
13190252010-01-27 08:25 53° 31' 52" N  3° 55' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319025
13190372010-01-27 10:29 53° 22' 12" N  3° 55' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319037
13190492010-01-26 10:20 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319049
13190502010-01-26 18:04 53° 41' 58" N  3° 13' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319050
13190622010-01-26 18:49 53° 42' 1" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319062
13190742010-01-26 20:17 53° 41' 58" N  3° 38' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319074
13190862010-01-26 20:57 53° 42' 4" N  3° 46' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319086
13190982010-01-26 21:40 53° 41' 51" N  3° 55' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319098
13191052010-01-26 22:22 53° 37' 7" N  3° 55' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319105
13191172010-01-26 23:08 53° 36' 59" N  3° 46' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1319117
24  CTD/STD cast
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10303672010-01-26 08:50 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030367
10303792010-01-26 10:18 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030379
10303802010-01-26 13:08 53° 32' 20" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030380
10303922010-01-26 13:53 53° 27' 6" N  3° 38' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030392
10304112010-01-26 18:03 53° 41' 58" N  3° 13' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030411
10304232010-01-26 18:47 53° 42' 1" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030423
10304352010-01-26 19:32 53° 42' 7" N  3° 30' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030435
10304472010-01-26 20:15 53° 41' 58" N  3° 38' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030447
10304592010-01-26 20:55 53° 42' 4" N  3° 46' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030459
10304602010-01-26 21:38 53° 41' 52" N  3° 55' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030460
10304722010-01-26 22:20 53° 37' 7" N  3° 55' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030472
10304842010-01-26 23:06 53° 36' 58" N  3° 46' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030484
10304962010-01-26 23:57 53° 36' 51" N  3° 38' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030496
10305032010-01-27 00:58 53° 36' 49" N  3° 30' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030503
10305152010-01-27 01:45 53° 36' 57" N  3° 21' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030515
10305272010-01-27 02:28 53° 36' 57" N  3° 13' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030527
10305392010-01-27 03:19 53° 32' 5" N  3° 15' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030539
10305402010-01-27 04:00 53° 32' 11" N  3° 21' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030540
10305522010-01-27 04:53 53° 31' 56" N  3° 29' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030552
10305642010-01-27 06:05 53° 32' 26" N  3° 38' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030564
10305762010-01-27 07:20 53° 31' 54" N  3° 46' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030576
10305882010-01-27 08:23 53° 31' 52" N  3° 55' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030588
10306072010-01-27 10:28 53° 22' 12" N  3° 55' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030607
10306192010-01-27 11:18 53° 23' 8" N  3° 46' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1030619
1  Dissolved oxygen sensor
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10763282010-01-26 10:00  — 2010-03-17 13:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076328
2  Fluorometers
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10758472010-01-26 10:00  — 2010-03-17 13:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075847
10756872010-01-26 14:00  — 2010-03-16 23:30 53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075687
12  Moored CTD
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10754292010-01-26 10:00  — 2010-03-17 13:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075429
10755582010-01-26 14:00  — 2010-03-17 16:30 53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075558
16412922010-01-26 10:00:01  — 2010-03-17 13:30:01 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641292
16413112010-01-26 10:00:01  — 2010-03-17 13:30:01 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641311
16413232010-01-26 13:10:01  — 2010-04-28 18:20:01 53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641323
16413352010-01-26 13:10:02  — 2010-04-28 18:20:02 53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641335
16413472010-01-26 11:40:03  — 2010-03-17 15:40:03 53° 32' 16" N  3° 38' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641347
16413592010-01-26 09:40:03  — 2010-03-17 12:30:03 53° 31' 57" N  3° 21' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641359
16413602010-01-26 10:00  — 2010-03-17 13:30 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641360
16413722010-01-26 10:00  — 2010-03-17 13:30 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641372
16413842010-01-26 13:10  — 2010-04-28 18:20 53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641384
16413962010-01-26 13:10  — 2010-04-28 18:20 53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1641396
2  Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10759882010-01-26 10:00  — 2010-03-17 13:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1075988
10766292010-01-26 14:00  — 2010-03-16 23:30 53° 32' 17" N  3° 38' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076629
3  Pumped water sample
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Date and time
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13627052010-01-27 14:35  — 2010-01-27 14:35 53° 27' 4" N  3° 13' 18" W — 53° 27' 4" N  3° 13' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1362705
13618792010-01-27 12:08  — 2010-01-27 14:35 53° 23' 45" N  3° 38' 22" W — 53° 27' 5" N  3° 13' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1361879
16864092010-01-27 14:35  — 2010-01-27 14:35 53° 27' 4" N  3° 13' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1686409
2  radiometers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10765492010-01-26 10:00  — 2010-03-17 13:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076549
10767712010-01-26 10:00  — 2010-03-17 13:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1076771
Discrete samples 
24  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in 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
Raw oxygen sensor output
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw light meter output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
5  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyAmmonium 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