RV Prince Madog PD36/11
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Prince Madog (74P2)|
|Cruise period||2011-09-08 — 2011-09-17|
|Port of departure||Menai Bridge, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Menai Bridge, United Kingdom|
Observation of deepening ocean surface boundary layer processes at a fetch limited site where the wave field is locally generated, fetch limited and aligned to the wind. We specifically aim to collect data to test the scaling hypotheses for Langmuir turbulence and shear spike.
1. Collection of time series data using moored instrumentation. For the first time we will aim to collect a time series of the rate of dissipation of TKE using an ADCP deployed on a mooring wire.
2. Collection of high resolution vertical profiles using a loosely tethered VMP microstructure profiler together with velocity profiles from the ships ADCP.
3. Collection of horizontal transect data, including dissipation of TKE and bubbles, from an AUV. OSMOSIS proposal required 3 separate missions in contrasting weather conditions.
A further objective was later defined in relation to developing the capacity for near surface dissipation measurements from a glider with a microstructure package.
|Chief scientist||Tom Rippeth (Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences)|
|Cruise report||(0.12 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||Firth of Clyde, Sound of Bute|