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RV Prince Madog PD38/04

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD38/04
Cruise period2004-09-08 — 2004-09-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesA) To service an ADCP and a SmartBuoy at 53 32 N 3 21.8 W.
B) To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
Chief scientistM John Howarth (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD38/04 cruise report pd38_04.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay/eastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD38/04 cruise track — pd38_04trk.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway thermosalinograph
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway transmissometer
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway fluorimeter
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: Vertical net hauls for zooplankton
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Underway surface irradiance and PAR measurement
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: Met station (wind, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, humidity)
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 32' 11" N  3° 22' 9" W — Buoy mounted turbidity. Recovery and deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 52" W — SeaTech 25 cm transmissometer on a bottom frame. Recovery and deployment.
Optics (eg underwater light levels)53° 32' 11" N  3° 22' 9" W — Buoy mounted subsurface irradiance sensors. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 52" W — 600 kHz ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 min averages 35 x 1m bins from 2.65 mab. Turn round.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 52" W — Bottom pressure recorder. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 32' 11" N  3° 22' 9" W — Buoy mounted temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 52" W — Temperature and conductivity on bottom frame. Recovery and deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Nitrate53° 32' 11" N  3° 22' 9" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 32' 11" N  3° 22' 9" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 32' 11" N  3° 22' 9" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 32' 11" N  3° 22' 9" W — Buoy mounted fluorometer. Recovery and deployment.
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.
16229272004-09-08 12:20:01  — 2004-10-29 11:00:09 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622927
47  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.
13154662004-09-08 15:37 53° 26' 53" N  3° 13' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315466
13154782004-09-08 16:19 53° 31' 52" N  3° 15' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315478
13154912004-09-08 17:04 53° 37' 5" N  3° 13' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315491
13155092004-09-08 17:44 53° 42' 9" N  3° 13' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315509
13155102004-09-08 18:23 53° 47' 1" N  3° 13' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315510
13155222004-09-08 19:13 53° 51' 49" N  3° 22' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315522
13155342004-09-08 19:55 53° 46' 57" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315534
13155462004-09-08 20:39 53° 42' 2" N  3° 22' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315546
13155582004-09-08 21:22 53° 37' 12" N  3° 21' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315558
13155712004-09-08 22:01 53° 36' 56" N  3° 30' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315571
13155832004-09-08 22:43 53° 42' 4" N  3° 30' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315583
13155952004-09-08 23:22 53° 46' 55" N  3° 30' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315595
13156022004-09-08 23:59 53° 47' 2" N  3° 38' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315602
13156142004-09-09 00:42 53° 46' 57" N  3° 47' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315614
13156262004-09-09 01:22 53° 47' 12" N  3° 55' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315626
13156382004-09-09 02:09 53° 42' 21" N  3° 55' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315638
13156512004-09-09 02:54 53° 37' 37" N  3° 55' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315651
13156632004-09-09 03:45 53° 32' 3" N  3° 55' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315663
13156752004-09-09 04:44 53° 37' 27" N  3° 47' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315675
13156872004-09-09 05:24 53° 42' 14" N  3° 47' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315687
13156992004-09-09 06:20 53° 42' 4" N  3° 38' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315699
13157062004-09-09 07:15 53° 37' 25" N  3° 38' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315706
13157182004-09-09 08:06 53° 31' 59" N  3° 37' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315718
13157312004-09-09 08:48 53° 32' 3" N  3° 30' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315731
13157432004-09-09 09:44 53° 32' 17" N  3° 22' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315743
13157552004-09-09 10:29 53° 26' 58" N  3° 22' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315755
13157672004-09-09 11:05 53° 27' 6" N  3° 30' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315767
13157792004-09-09 11:39 53° 26' 54" N  3° 38' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315779
13157802004-09-09 12:14 53° 22' 52" N  3° 38' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315780
13157922004-09-09 12:50 53° 23' 17" N  3° 47' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315792
13158112004-09-09 13:17 53° 27' 2" N  3° 47' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315811
13158232004-09-09 13:54 53° 27' 7" N  3° 55' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315823
13158352004-09-09 14:33 53° 22' 10" N  3° 55' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315835
13158472004-09-08 13:28 53° 32' 8" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315847
13158592004-09-08 19:13 53° 51' 49" N  3° 22' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315859
13158602004-09-08 19:55 53° 46' 57" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315860
13158722004-09-08 20:39 53° 42' 2" N  3° 22' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315872
13158842004-09-08 21:22 53° 37' 12" N  3° 21' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315884
13158962004-09-09 09:44 53° 32' 17" N  3° 22' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315896
13159032004-09-09 10:29 53° 26' 58" N  3° 22' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315903
16828872004-09-08 13:28 53° 32' 8" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1682887
16828992004-09-08 19:13 53° 51' 49" N  3° 22' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1682899
16829062004-09-08 19:55 53° 46' 57" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1682906
16829182004-09-08 20:39 53° 42' 2" N  3° 22' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1682918
16829312004-09-08 21:22 53° 37' 12" N  3° 21' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1682931
16829432004-09-09 09:44 53° 32' 17" N  3° 22' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1682943
16829552004-09-09 10:29 53° 26' 58" N  3° 22' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1682955
1  Fluorometers
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11944412004-09-08 13:00  — 2004-10-29 12:00 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194441
2  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.
11944652004-09-08 14:00  — 2004-09-10 00:00 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194465
11944902004-09-09 00:00  — 2004-10-25 00:00 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194490
4  Moored CTD
Sea level
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11944282004-09-08 13:00  — 2004-10-29 12:00 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194428
6959492004-09-08 12:50  — 2004-10-29 12:10 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 695949
6959502004-09-08 12:20:01  — 2004-10-29 11:00 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 695950
6959742004-09-08 12:20:03  — 2004-10-29 11:00:03 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 695974
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.
11944532004-09-08 13:00  — 2004-10-29 12:00 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194453
1  Paddle wheel current meter
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.
6959372004-09-08 12:45  — 2004-10-29 12:15 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 695937
2  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.
11944772004-09-08 13:00  — 2004-10-29 12:00 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194477
11944892004-09-08 13:00  — 2004-10-29 12:00 53° 32' 7" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194489
Discrete samples 
35  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
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in 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
Raw light meter output
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