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RV Prince Madog PD52/04

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD52/04
Cruise period2004-12-15 — 2004-12-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. At 53 32N 3 21.8W, half a mile west of the Mersey Bar Light Vessel -
To recover: (a) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) (b) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring (c) A sea bed frame for a 1.2 MHz ADCP (telemetry ADCP).
To deploy: (d) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP (waves ADCP) (e) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring (f) A sea bed frame for a 1.2 MHz ADCP (telemetry ADCP) (g) A single point toroid mooring.

2. To conduct a CTD/LISST survey of 35 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 salinity, transmittance, suspended sediment and for chlorophyll at selected stations. To obtain near surface and bed water samples for nutrient and suspended sediment determination.

3. To collect 10 vertical net hauls at the mooring site.
Chief scientistRoger Proctor (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD52/04 cruise report pd52_04.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: WS Oceans system
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 14
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Telemetry ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Wave ADCP (with Sea-Bird 16plus S/N 4597)
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: SmartBuoy mooring (with Aanderaa current meter and Sea-Bird MicroCAT CTD)
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Telemetry buoy
Other physical oceanographic measurementsDescription: WS Oceans system
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: water samples
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: water samples
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: water samples
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of samples = 7
Description: water samples for suspended sediment
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 7
Description: water samples for chlorophyll
Meteorology 
Occasional standard measurementsDescription: WS Oceans system
Routine standard measurementsDescription: WS Oceans system
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.
16230032004-12-15 15:40  — 2005-01-14 20:50 53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623003
28  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.
13180342004-12-15 16:28 53° 32' 12" N  3° 24' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318034
13180462004-12-15 21:17 53° 51' 49" N  3° 21' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318046
13180582004-12-15 21:55 53° 47' 5" N  3° 21' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318058
13180712004-12-15 22:37 53° 42' 3" N  3° 21' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318071
13180832004-12-15 23:18 53° 37' 13" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318083
13180952004-12-16 00:04 53° 31' 56" N  3° 22' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318095
13181022004-12-16 00:48 53° 26' 58" N  3° 22' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318102
13178782004-12-15 16:28 53° 32' 12" N  3° 24' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1317878
13178912004-12-15 17:51 53° 26' 51" N  3° 13' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1317891
13179092004-12-15 18:30 53° 31' 54" N  3° 16' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1317909
13179102004-12-15 19:11 53° 36' 57" N  3° 13' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1317910
13179222004-12-15 19:48 53° 41' 59" N  3° 13' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1317922
13179342004-12-15 20:25 53° 46' 56" N  3° 13' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1317934
13179462004-12-15 21:17 53° 51' 49" N  3° 21' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1317946
13179582004-12-15 21:55 53° 47' 5" N  3° 21' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1317958
13179712004-12-15 22:37 53° 42' 3" N  3° 21' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1317971
13179832004-12-15 23:18 53° 37' 13" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1317983
13179952004-12-16 00:04 53° 31' 56" N  3° 22' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1317995
13180092004-12-16 00:48 53° 26' 58" N  3° 22' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318009
13180102004-12-16 01:35 53° 27' 12" N  3° 30' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318010
13180222004-12-16 02:18 53° 31' 58" N  3° 30' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318022
16540262004-12-15 16:28 53° 32' 12" N  3° 24' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654026
16540382004-12-15 21:17 53° 51' 49" N  3° 21' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654038
16540512004-12-15 21:55 53° 47' 5" N  3° 21' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654051
16540632004-12-15 22:37 53° 42' 3" N  3° 21' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654063
16540752004-12-15 23:18 53° 37' 13" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654075
16540872004-12-16 00:04 53° 31' 56" N  3° 22' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654087
16540992004-12-16 00:48 53° 26' 58" N  3° 22' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1654099
1  Fluorometers
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11945942004-12-15 14:00  — 2005-02-01 10:30 53° 31' 50" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194594
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.
11946132004-12-15 15:00  — 2005-02-01 09:00 53° 31' 50" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194613
11946492004-12-17 00:00  — 2005-02-01 00:00 53° 31' 50" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194649
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.
11945822004-12-15 14:00  — 2005-02-01 10:30 53° 31' 50" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194582
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.
11946012004-12-15 14:00  — 2005-02-01 10:30 53° 31' 50" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194601
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.
11946252004-12-15 14:00  — 2005-02-01 10:30 53° 31' 50" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194625
11946372004-12-15 14:00  — 2005-02-01 10:30 53° 31' 50" N  3° 22' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194637
Discrete samples 
15  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