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RV Prince Madog PD48/05

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD48/05
Cruise period2005-12-14 — 2005-12-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesA) To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 32N 3 22W.
B) To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27N 3 39W.
C) To obtain CTD profiles and water and sediment samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
D) To deploy a buoy for ADCP telemetry at 53 27N 3 39W

The cruise is the 32nd in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A+B+D) and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, objective (C).
Chief scientistPhil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectCoastal Observatory cruises
Coordinating bodyCEFAS
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD48/05 cruise report pd48_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed and near surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Aanderaa temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Aanderaa temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Nitrate53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. 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.
16229882005-12-15 14:39:38  — 2006-02-06 14:09:38 53° 27' 0" N  3° 39' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622988
41  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.
13544162005-12-14 13:54 53° 32' 15" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354416
13544282005-12-14 20:30 53° 47' 3" N  3° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354428
13544412005-12-14 21:12 53° 41' 55" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354441
13544532005-12-14 21:53 53° 37' 6" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354453
13544652005-12-14 22:35 53° 31' 51" N  3° 22' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354465
13544772005-12-14 23:17 53° 26' 52" N  3° 22' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354477
13544892005-12-14 13:54 53° 32' 15" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354489
13544902005-12-14 15:50 53° 27' 4" N  3° 14' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354490
13545082005-12-14 16:40 53° 31' 53" N  3° 15' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354508
13545212005-12-14 17:23 53° 36' 58" N  3° 13' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354521
13545332005-12-14 18:17 53° 41' 59" N  3° 13' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354533
13545452005-12-14 18:55 53° 46' 56" N  3° 13' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354545
13545572005-12-14 19:51 53° 51' 45" N  3° 21' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354557
13545692005-12-14 20:30 53° 47' 3" N  3° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354569
13545702005-12-14 21:12 53° 41' 55" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354570
13545822005-12-14 21:53 53° 37' 6" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354582
13545942005-12-14 22:35 53° 31' 51" N  3° 22' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354594
13546012005-12-14 23:17 53° 26' 52" N  3° 22' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354601
13546132005-12-14 23:54 53° 26' 59" N  3° 30' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354613
13546252005-12-15 00:39 53° 31' 58" N  3° 30' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354625
13546372005-12-15 01:32 53° 36' 53" N  3° 30' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354637
13546492005-12-15 02:25 53° 42' 2" N  3° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354649
13546502005-12-15 03:10 53° 46' 55" N  3° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354650
13546742005-12-15 04:46 53° 41' 54" N  3° 38' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354674
13546862005-12-15 05:27 53° 37' 7" N  3° 38' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354686
13546982005-12-15 06:58 53° 26' 36" N  3° 38' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354698
13547052005-12-15 07:32 53° 22' 38" N  3° 38' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354705
13547172005-12-15 08:22 53° 23' 3" N  3° 47' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354717
13547292005-12-15 09:05 53° 26' 56" N  3° 47' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354729
13547302005-12-15 10:48 53° 31' 49" N  3° 47' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354730
13547422005-12-15 11:32 53° 31' 52" N  3° 55' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354742
13547542005-12-15 12:13 53° 27' 10" N  3° 55' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354754
13547662005-12-15 12:55 53° 22' 11" N  3° 55' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354766
16724142005-12-14 13:54 53° 32' 15" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672414
16724262005-12-14 19:51 53° 51' 45" N  3° 21' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672426
16724382005-12-14 20:30 53° 47' 3" N  3° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672438
16724512005-12-14 21:12 53° 41' 55" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672451
16724632005-12-14 21:53 53° 37' 6" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672463
16724752005-12-14 22:35 53° 31' 51" N  3° 22' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672475
16724872005-12-14 23:17 53° 26' 52" N  3° 22' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672487
13546622005-12-15 03:56 53° 47' 3" N  3° 38' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1354662
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.
6801032005-12-14 13:30  — 2006-02-16 23:30 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680103
1  In-situ dissolved gas analyser
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6802562005-12-14 13:30  — 2006-02-16 23:30 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680256
1  In-situ nutrient analyser
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6802072005-12-14 15:04  — 2006-02-12 03:04 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680207
4  Moored CTD
Sea level
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
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.
6963382005-12-14 13:00:03  — 2006-02-14 08:40:03 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 696338
6962832005-12-14 13:20  — 2006-03-08 07:40 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 696283
6963512005-12-14 12:00:03  — 2006-02-06 14:00:03 53° 27' 0" N  3° 39' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 696351
6800722005-12-14 13:30  — 2006-03-03 22:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680072
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.
6800472005-12-14 13:30  — 2006-03-03 22:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680047
1  Surface water sample (unspecified)
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6802322005-12-15 00:00  — 2006-02-07 00:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680232
2  radiometers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Reference numbers
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6801392005-12-14 13:30  — 2006-03-03 17:30 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680139
6801642005-12-14 13:30  — 2006-03-03 17:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680164
Discrete samples 
29  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
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
Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in 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
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column