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Prince Madog PM04/99

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Prince Madog (74PD)
Cruise identifierPM04/99
Cruise period1999-04-19 — 1999-04-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThis cruise was run as part of a NERC funded project entitled 'Holocene palaeoceanography of shelf seas: long-term (10***3 - 10***4 years) seasonal stratification dynamics'. The aim of this project is to generate a record of environmental change relating to development of seasonally stratified water in the Celtic Sea during the Holocene.
The aim of this cruise was to collect a further, 'pre/during-bloom', set of multicores from the sites already identified during cruise 7/98. These sites are to be examined for changes in the seasonal vertical distribution of benthic foraminifera and for seasonal variability in the environmental conditions at each site. Additional aims were to collect samples from the seabed at these sites for dinoflagellate, grain size and organic carbon samples.
Chief scientistWilliam E N Austin (University of Durham Department of Geography)
Cruise reportPrince Madog PM04/99 cruise report pd04_99.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: CTD (Neil Brown system) used for S, T, pressure and oxygen concentration. Water samples taken 10m from bed for calibration of the CTD and oxygen isotope measurement
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: CTD (Neil Brown system) used for S, T, pressure and oxygen concentration. Water samples taken 10m from bed for calibration of the CTD and oxygen isotope measurement
IsotopesQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: CTD (Neil Brown system) used for S, T, pressure and oxygen concentration. Water samples taken 10m from bed for calibration of the CTD and oxygen isotope measurement
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Shipek grab to assess bottom sediments prior to deployment of multicorer
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Multicorer deployment