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RV Prince Madog PD09/06

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD09/06
Cruise period2006-03-06 — 2006-03-09
StatusCompleted
Port of returnHolyhead, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe objectives are to deploy telemtry buoy and to deploy and recover the Coastal Observatory ADCP moorings and smart buoy; to recover moored instrumentation, i.e. STABLE, PMP, Wave Buoy and ADCP frame at the mouth of the River Dee. Also to carry out CTD observations for at least a tidal cycle in the Welsh Channel and the Hilbre Swash, to study turbulence and SPM processes. To Carry out a side scan sonar survey of the Hilbre Swash.

In the following narrative all times are UMT The Prince Madog was loaded on the 5/03/2006. We set sail at 0600 on the 6/03/2006 to Coastal Observatory station 21 site B and deployed the telemetry buoy at 0850. We then proceed to station 12 and recovered the ADCP frame at 09:50. We arrived Hilbre at 11:25 and proceed a side scan sonar survey, finished at 12:00. We poceed to anchor to carry out a 25 hour CTD station and grab sample at 12:30. The CTD station was started at 13:00 and worked until 12:00 7/03/2006 with several casts missed due to strong tidal currents. At 12:05 we lift anchor to recover PMP. STABLE was recovered at 13:47. We set Sail to Vittoria Docks. Got to the lock gates at 17:20 and by the side at 18:00. We unload STABLE and loaded SMART Buoy. Set sail at 06:00 8/03/2006 to COBS station 1 site A and deploy and recover SMART buoy and ADCP. Stuart Cutchey dislocated his shoulder took him to Liverppol. Got in to the Welsh Channel. 14:00 we anchored in the Welsh Channel when we started a CTD anchored station until 15:00 on 9/03/2006. PMP recovered at 15:32. Start side scan sonar. 18:26 Set sail to Holyhead.
Chief scientistAlejandro J Souza (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectDee experiment
Coordinating bodyProudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay; Mouth of the Dee Estuary
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Underway Temp, sal, chlorophyll, transmittance.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 73
Description: CTD profiles, supplementary Chlorophyll, Transmissometer and LISST data
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: On board ADCP
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Grab samples
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of observations = 2
Description: 3 lines of side scan sonar in the Hilbre Swash
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 22' 11" N  3° 19' 30" W — Bottom mounted 1.2 MHz RDI ADCP, mode 12 every second; 50cm bin size 20 min burst recov. LISST-100 C rcording at 20 min burst every hour at 1.0 m from the bed.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 22' 11" N  3° 19' 30" W — Bottom mounted 1.2 MHz RDI ADCP, mode 12 every second; 50cm bin size 20 min burst recov. LISST-100 C rcording at 20 min burst every hour at 1.0 m from the bed.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 22' 37" N  3° 14' 12" W — Bottom mounted 1.2 MHz RDI ADCP, mode 12 every second; 50cm bin size 20 min burst recov.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 20" N  3° 14' 12" W — STABLE with 2 5 MHz ADV, 1 10 MHz ADV, LISST-ST, 3-D Ripple profiler, ABS, Fast CT Samp.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Fluorometers
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7004132006-03-08 08:00  — 2006-04-22 19:00 53° 32' 9" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700413
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.
7005292006-03-08 08:00  — 2006-05-09 14:00 53° 32' 9" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700529
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.
7004982006-03-08 21:08  — 2006-04-03 00:08 53° 32' 9" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700498
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.
7003452006-03-08 08:00  — 2006-05-09 14:00 53° 32' 9" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700345
6962952006-03-08 07:40  — 2006-05-09 12:00 53° 32' 9" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 696295
6963022006-03-08 07:40  — 2006-05-09 12:00 53° 32' 9" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 696302
6963752006-03-08 07:20:03  — 2006-05-09 11:40:03 53° 31' 58" N  3° 21' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 696375
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.
7004622006-03-08 08:00  — 2006-04-26 17:30 53° 32' 9" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700462
1  Surface water sample (unspecified)
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7006222006-03-09 00:00  — 2006-05-05 00:00 53° 32' 9" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700622
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.
7005542006-03-08 08:00  — 2006-04-14 19:00 53° 32' 9" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700554
7005912006-03-08 08:00  — 2006-04-22 19:30 53° 32' 9" N  3° 21' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 700591
Discrete samples 
98  CTD frame plus rosette samplerRaw 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
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Raw light meter output
Temperature of the water column