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RV Prince Madog PD24/06

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD24/06
Cruise period2006-08-07 — 2006-08-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
ObjectivesAlgorithms for interpreting satellite ocean colour imagery are known to perform poorly in turbid coastal waters. This cruise enabled investigation into optical and biogeochemical properties of a range of coastal waters, from relatively clear water at the mouth of the Bristol Channel to extremely turbid waters off Cardiff. Measurements included an extensive range of in situ inherent optical properties, multi- and hyper-spectral radiometry as well as water sample analyses such as Total Suspended Material, Chlorophyll and Coloured Dissolved Organic Materials. This data will be used to develop improved satellite interpretation algorithms based upon radiative transfer theory as part of a NERC Fellowship held by the Principal Investigator, D. McKee.
Chief scientistDavid McKee (University of Strathclyde, Department of Physics)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, Bristol Channel
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD24/06 cruise track — pd24_06roscop4847trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 32
Description: SeaBird SBE 19Plus CTD Profiles
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 32
Description: Trios RAMSES Ed, Eu, Lu, Eod Profiles
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 32
Description: WetLabs AC9-NIR Absorption and Attenuation Profiles
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: HobiLabs Hydroscat-2 Backscattering Profiles
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 32
Description: Satlantic HyperPro Es Time Series
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 26
Description: Satlantic SPMR Ed and Lu Profiles
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: WetLabs AC9Plus Absorption and Attenuation Profiles
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: WetLabs BB-3 Backscattering Profiles
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: WetLabs BB-9 Backscattering Profiles
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 32
Description: Suspended Matter Concentration
Trace metalsQuantity: number of stations = 32
Description: Coloured Dissolved Organic Material Absorption
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 32
Description: Phytoplankton Pigments - spectrophotometric Method