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RV Prince Madog PD04/07

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD04/07
Cruise period2007-03-13 — 2007-03-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe objectives are to recover COBS Smart Buoy and deploy moored instrumentation, i.e. STABLE III and mini-STABLE frames 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 Hirbre Swash.

In the following narrative all times are UMT The Prince Madog was loaded on the 12/03/2003, Mini-STABLE, was loaded. We sailed from Menai Bridge at 06:30 on the 13/03/2007. Recovered Smart Buoy and telemetry buoy from COBS site B. After arriving to the Welsh Channel we carried a side scan sonar survey most of the Channel until we deployed mini-STABLE and took grab samples and started 25 hrs station at 15:00. Finished CTDs at 15:30 14/03/2007 and set sail to Vittoria Docks loading STABLE III and Triaxis wave buoy. 15/03/2007 set sail to Hilbre Channel 05:30 arriving at 08:30, deploy wave buoy and carry out a side scan survey. Stable deployed at 10:10. 25 hrs CTD station started at 11:00. CTDs finished 16/03/2007 12:00 and set sail to Menai Bridge Docking at 16:30
Chief scientistAlejandro J Souza (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectDee experiment
Coordinating bodyProudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD04/07 cruise report pd04_07.pdf — access key 'C' (0.73 MB) 
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 = 83
Description: CTD profiles, supplementary Chlorophyll, Transmissometer and LISST data
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Onboard ADCP
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: Grab samples
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of observations = 3
Description: 3 lines of side scan sonar in the Hilbre Swash
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stations53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — Recover SMART Buoy. Recover telemetry Buoy.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 22' 11" N  3° 19' 30" W — Mini-STABLE with 3 5 MHz ADVs, 1.2 mode 12 ADCP, 2-D ripple scanner and ABS. LISST-100 C rcording at 20 min burst every hour at 1.0 m from the bed.
Optics (eg underwater light levels)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — Recover SMART Buoy. Recover telemetry Buoy.
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
Instrumented wave measurements53° 23' 1" N  3° 14' 3" W — Triaxis wave ride
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 11" N  3° 19' 30" W — Mini-STABLE with 3 5 MHz ADVs, 1.2 mode 12 ADCP, 2-D ripple scanner and ABS. LISST-100 C rcording at 20 min burst every hour at 1.0 m from the bed.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 20" N  3° 14' 3" W — STABLE with 2 5 MHz ADV, 1 10 MHz ADV, LISST-ST, 3-D Ripple profiler, ABS, Fast CT Samp.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — Recover SMART Buoy. Recover telemetry Buoy.
Chemical oceanography 
Nitrate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — Recover SMART Buoy. Recover telemetry Buoy.
Silicate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — Recover SMART Buoy. Recover telemetry Buoy.
Contamination 
Suspended matter53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — Recover SMART Buoy. Recover telemetry Buoy.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — Recover SMART Buoy. Recover telemetry Buoy.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
3  Acoustic current meter
Platform or instrument orientation
Acoustic backscatter in the water column
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Platform or instrument orientation
Acoustic backscatter in the water column
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8448472007-03-13 06:00  — 2007-04-19 07:00:15 53° 22' 2" N  3° 19' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844847
8448592007-03-13 06:00  — 2007-04-19 07:00:18 53° 22' 2" N  3° 19' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844859
8448602007-03-13 06:00  — 2007-04-19 06:59:10 53° 22' 2" N  3° 19' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 844860
103  CTD/STD cast
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
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters 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
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9695042007-03-16 02:59 53° 22' 17" N  3° 13' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969504
9695162007-03-13 09:54 53° 27' 0" N  3° 30' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969516
9695282007-03-16 03:29 53° 22' 17" N  3° 13' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969528
9695412007-03-16 04:00 53° 22' 17" N  3° 13' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969541
9695532007-03-16 04:30 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969553
9695652007-03-16 05:03 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969565
9695772007-03-16 05:31 53° 22' 14" N  3° 13' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969577
9695892007-03-16 06:04 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969589
9695902007-03-16 06:32 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969590
9696082007-03-16 07:02 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969608
9696212007-03-16 07:31 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969621
9696332007-03-16 08:04 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969633
9696452007-03-16 08:31 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969645
9696572007-03-16 09:01 53° 22' 15" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969657
9696692007-03-16 09:31 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969669
9696702007-03-16 10:02 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969670
9696822007-03-13 11:30 53° 26' 55" N  3° 38' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969682
9696942007-03-13 15:10 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969694
9697012007-03-13 15:33 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969701
9697132007-03-13 15:59 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969713
9697252007-03-13 16:30 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969725
9697372007-03-13 17:01 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969737
9697492007-03-13 17:30 53° 22' 4" N  3° 19' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969749
9697502007-03-13 18:00 53° 22' 4" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969750
9697622007-03-13 18:32 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969762
9697742007-03-13 19:01 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969774
9697862007-03-13 19:34 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969786
9697982007-03-13 20:04 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969798
9698052007-03-13 20:31 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969805
9698172007-03-13 21:05 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969817
9698292007-03-13 21:31 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969829
9698302007-03-13 22:01 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969830
9698422007-03-13 22:33 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969842
9698542007-03-13 23:02 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969854
9698662007-03-13 23:33 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969866
9698782007-03-14 00:02 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969878
9698912007-03-14 00:32 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969891
9699092007-03-14 01:02 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969909
9699102007-03-14 01:33 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969910
9699222007-03-14 02:03 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969922
9699342007-03-14 02:33 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969934
9699462007-03-14 03:02 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969946
9699582007-03-14 03:29 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969958
9699712007-03-14 04:01 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969971
9699832007-03-14 04:30 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969983
9699952007-03-14 05:02 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 969995
9700072007-03-14 05:30 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970007
9700192007-03-14 06:00 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970019
9700202007-03-14 06:30 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970020
9700322007-03-14 07:01 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970032
9700442007-03-14 07:30 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970044
9700562007-03-14 08:01 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970056
9700682007-03-14 08:31 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970068
9700812007-03-14 09:03 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970081
9700932007-03-14 09:32 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970093
9701002007-03-14 10:01 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970100
9701122007-03-14 10:32 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970112
9701242007-03-14 11:03 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970124
9701362007-03-14 11:31 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970136
9701482007-03-14 12:03 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970148
9701612007-03-14 12:34 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970161
9701732007-03-14 13:04 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970173
9701852007-03-14 13:32 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970185
9701972007-03-14 14:02 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970197
9702042007-03-14 14:33 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970204
9702162007-03-14 15:00 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970216
9702282007-03-14 15:30 53° 22' 5" N  3° 19' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970228
9702412007-03-15 11:12 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970241
9702532007-03-15 11:31 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970253
9702652007-03-15 12:00 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970265
9702772007-03-15 12:32 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970277
9702892007-03-15 13:01 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970289
9702902007-03-15 13:30 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970290
9703082007-03-15 14:00 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970308
9703212007-03-15 14:32 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970321
9703332007-03-15 15:00 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970333
9703452007-03-15 15:32 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970345
9703572007-03-15 16:01 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970357
9703692007-03-15 16:30 53° 22' 15" N  3° 13' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970369
9703702007-03-15 17:02 53° 22' 14" N  3° 13' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970370
9703822007-03-15 17:32 53° 22' 14" N  3° 13' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970382
9703942007-03-15 18:02 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970394
9704012007-03-15 18:33 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970401
9704132007-03-15 19:01 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970413
9704252007-03-15 19:31 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970425
9704372007-03-15 20:03 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970437
9704492007-03-15 20:31 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970449
9704502007-03-15 21:02 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970450
9704622007-03-15 21:32 53° 22' 13" N  3° 13' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970462
9704742007-03-15 22:02 53° 22' 14" N  3° 13' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970474
9704862007-03-15 22:32 53° 22' 15" N  3° 13' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970486
9704982007-03-15 23:00 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970498
9705052007-03-15 23:32 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970505
9705172007-03-15 23:59 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970517
9705292007-03-16 00:32 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970529
9705302007-03-16 01:00 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970530
9705422007-03-16 01:30 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970542
9705542007-03-16 01:59 53° 22' 17" N  3° 13' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970554
9705662007-03-16 02:30 53° 22' 17" N  3° 13' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970566
9705782007-03-16 10:32 53° 22' 16" N  3° 13' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970578
9705912007-03-16 11:00 53° 22' 17" N  3° 13' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970591
9706092007-03-16 11:31 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970609
9706102007-03-16 12:00 53° 22' 18" N  3° 13' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 970610
1  Fluorometers
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7471132007-03-13 11:00  — 2007-04-19 11:30 53° 27' 1" N  3° 38' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747113
3  Moored CTD
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7469942007-03-13 11:00  — 2007-04-19 11:30 53° 27' 1" N  3° 38' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 746994
8953132007-03-14 20:32:04  — 2007-04-23 15:42:04 53° 23' 9" N  3° 14' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895313
7530872007-03-13 10:50:01  — 2007-04-19 11:40 53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 753087
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.
7472292007-03-13 11:00  — 2007-04-19 11:30 53° 27' 1" N  3° 38' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 747229
Discrete samples 
103  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
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw light meter output
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
3  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplySalinity of the water column