Cruise inventory

RV Prince Madog PD02/03

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD02/03
Cruise period2003-01-23 — 2003-01-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. At 53° 32' N 3° 21.8' W, half a mile west of the Mersey Bar Light Vessel -
To recover
a) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP to measure the mean current profile and pressures.
A pressure recorder, a transmissometer / conductivity / temperature logger and a SeaBird
MicroCat are fitted to the frame.
b) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP to measure the mean current profile, pressures and
directional waves.
c) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and
conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
To deploy
d) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP to measure the mean current profile and pressures.
A pressure recorder, a transmissometer / conductivity / temperature logger and a SeaBird
MicroCat are also fitted to the frame (recovery a).
e) A sea bed frame fitted with a 1.2 MHz ADCP, SonTek ADV, LISST-100 and Sontek
coherent Doppler on loan.
f) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and
conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
g) A development spar buoy.
2. To conduct a CTD / LISST survey of 34 stations every 5 miles covering the eastern Irish
Sea between the North Wales coast and Blackpool and the Lancashire coast and the Great
Orme, to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay. To
obtain calibration samples for suspended sediment at all stations and for chlorophyll at
selected stations.
Chief scientistM John Howarth (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD02/03 cruise report pd02_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsDescription: CTD survey took place during the cruise. No. of profiles not noted.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: At Puffin Island surface sampling was taken. No. of samples not noted.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: CTD survey took place during the cruise. No. of profiles not noted.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: ADCP was released a number of times throughout the group. No. of deployments not noted.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  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.
16235982003-01-23 16:35  — 2003-03-06 10:45 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623598
10  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.
16784832003-01-23 21:53 53° 51' 38" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678483
16784952003-01-23 22:33 53° 47' 12" N  3° 21' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678495
16785022003-01-23 23:59 53° 37' 11" N  3° 21' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678502
16785142003-01-24 00:43 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678514
16785262003-01-24 01:23 53° 27' 3" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1678526
13181992003-01-23 21:53 53° 51' 38" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318199
13182062003-01-23 22:33 53° 47' 12" N  3° 21' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318206
13182182003-01-23 23:59 53° 37' 11" N  3° 21' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318218
13182312003-01-24 00:43 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318231
13182432003-01-24 01:23 53° 27' 3" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318243
1  Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6460042003-01-23 16:29:40  — 2003-03-06 10:49:40 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 646004
1  Fluorometers
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11933212003-01-23 16:00  — 2003-03-06 14:30 53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193321
1  In-situ nutrient analyser
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11933572003-01-24 00:00  — 2003-03-05 00:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193357
2  Moored CTD
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6461082003-01-23 16:30  — 2003-03-06 10:50 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 646108
11933082003-01-23 16:00  — 2003-03-06 14:30 53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193308
1  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.
11933332003-01-23 16:00  — 2003-03-06 14:30 53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193333
2  Paddle wheel current meter
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6460902003-01-23 15:45  — 2003-03-06 14:45 53° 31' 58" N  3° 22' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 646090
6462622003-01-23 16:35  — 2003-03-06 10:45 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 646262
1  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.
11933452003-01-23 16:00  — 2003-03-06 14:30 53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193345
Discrete samples 
23  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
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column