Cruise inventory

Prince Madog 1/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Prince Madog (74PD)
Cruise identifier1/85
Cruise period1985-04-10 — 1985-04-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To collect and process for radiocaesium analysis, surface and near bottom seawater from a grid of stations in the Irish Sea.
2. To determine the suspended load content of seawater at selected stations.
3. To search for the missing Sellafield current meter.
4. To service the existing Sellafield current meter.

Aims 1 and 2 were completed with the exception of the inshore station off Blackpool. Aim 3 was not attempted because of a shortage of time. Aim 4 was successfully completed.
Chief scientistA K Steele (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportPrince Madog 1/85 cruise report prince_madog1_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsPrince Madog 1/85 cruise track — trk3141.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 55
Description: S only 46 bottom
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)Quantity: number of samples = 101
Description: 137Cs(surface)55 137Cs(near bottom)46
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: 92