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RV Prince Madog PD10/03

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD10/03
Cruise period2003-03-06 — 2003-03-07
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 fitted with a 1.2 MHz ADCP, SonTek ADV, LISST-100 and Sontek coherent Doppler on loan.
C) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
D) A development spar buoy.
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 CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
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. To obtain grab samples of sea bed sediment at selected stations.

All the mooring objectives were successfully accomplished and 32 out of 34 CTD sites were visited.
Chief scientistRoger Proctor (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD10/03 cruise report pd10_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Water samples filtered for chlorophyll and suspended sediment determination.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 32
Description: surveyed to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay.
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 32
Description: surveyed using a LISST-25 particle sizer.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 12
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 54" N  3° 21' 2" W — A sea bed frame fitted with a 1.2 MHz ADCP, SonTek ADV, LISST-100 and Sontek coherent Doppler was recovered 06/03/2003.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 50" W — A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP was deployed 06/03/2003 to measure the mean current profile and pressures.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 37" W — A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP was recovered 06/03/2003 having measured the mean current profile and pressures.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 6" W — A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring was deployed 06/03/2003.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 32' 0" N  3° 21' 26" W — A development spar buoy was recovered 06/03/2003.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 58" N  3° 22' 54" W — A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring was recovered 06/03/2003
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.
16237832003-03-06 14:45  — 2003-04-16 11:05 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623783
12  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.
13205972003-03-06 11:42 53° 31' 45" N  3° 21' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1320597
13206042003-03-06 20:33 53° 51' 47" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1320604
13206162003-03-06 21:22 53° 47' 15" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1320616
13206282003-03-06 22:11 53° 42' 11" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1320628
13206412003-03-06 23:02 53° 37' 18" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1320641
13206532003-03-06 23:52 53° 32' 5" N  3° 22' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1320653
16526582003-03-06 11:42 53° 31' 45" N  3° 21' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652658
16526712003-03-06 20:33 53° 51' 47" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652671
16526832003-03-06 21:22 53° 47' 15" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652683
16526952003-03-06 22:11 53° 42' 11" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652695
16527022003-03-06 23:02 53° 37' 18" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652702
16527142003-03-06 23:52 53° 32' 5" N  3° 22' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652714
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.
6460162003-03-06 14:49:40  — 2003-04-16 11:09:40 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 646016
1  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.
11933702003-03-06 14:30  — 2003-04-16 13:30 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193370
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.
11934012003-03-07 00:00  — 2003-04-16 00:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193401
1  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.
11933692003-03-06 14:30  — 2003-04-16 13:30 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193369
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.
11933822003-03-06 14:30  — 2003-04-16 13:30 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193382
2  Paddle wheel current meter
Moored instrument depth
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
Moored instrument depth
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.
6461212003-03-06 14:24  — 2003-04-16 13:44 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 646121
6462742003-03-06 14:45  — 2003-04-16 11:05 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 646274
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.
11933942003-03-06 14:30  — 2003-04-16 13:30 53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193394
Discrete samples 
32  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