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RV Prince Madog PD33/08

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD33/08
Cruise period2008-10-22 — 2008-10-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBirkenhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnBirkenhead, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesA) To recover and deploy a CEFAS waverider buoy at the Mersey bar (53 32.05 N, 3 21.20 W).
B) To recover and deploy an ADCP/ADV mooring and a CEFAS Smartbuoy at 53 32 N 3 21.8 W.
C) To recover and deploy an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27 N 3 38.6 W.
D) To obtain CTD profiles, water samples and sediment grab samples at 34 Coastal Observatory sites.
E) To recover and deploy an ADCP mooring and a single point mooring with a near surface temperature and conductivity logger at 53 32.3 N 3 27 W.

The cruise is the 57th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (B+C) and to make CTD profiles at fixed locations (D) in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, Objective (E) is an additional exercise as part of a collaborative study between POL and Bangor University.
Chief scientistMatthew R Palmer (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectCoastal Observatory Cruises
Coordinating bodyProudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD33/08 cruise report pd33_08.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD33/08 cruise track — pd33_08trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: SeaBird CTD
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Water samples at mooring sites, stored in formalin.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Water samples stored in Mercuric Chloride
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Water samples at near surface and near bed stored in frezer
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, oxygen & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Current meters53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — SonTek ADV. Single point current readings at 16Hz. Burst mode. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" 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° 32' 11" N  3° 27' 0" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 40x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity, oxygen & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 32' 11" N  3° 27' 0" W — Deployment of Sea-Bird Micro-Cat temperature and conductivity at 5m depth suspended from anchored surface buoy.
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.
16238872008-10-22 16:35  — 2008-12-10 14:34:34 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623887
13  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.
16862492008-10-22 14:52 53° 32' 8" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1686249
16862502008-10-22 17:34 53° 26' 57" N  3° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1686250
16862622008-10-22 19:49 53° 26' 59" N  3° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1686262
13140822008-10-22 14:52 53° 32' 8" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314082
13140942008-10-22 17:34 53° 26' 57" N  3° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314094
13141012008-10-22 18:25 53° 27' 0" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314101
13141132008-10-22 19:07 53° 26' 55" N  3° 30' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314113
13141252008-10-22 19:49 53° 26' 59" N  3° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314125
13141372008-10-22 20:28 53° 27' 4" N  3° 46' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314137
13141492008-10-22 21:14 53° 27' 23" N  3° 55' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314149
13140572008-10-22 14:52 53° 32' 8" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314057
13140692008-10-22 17:34 53° 26' 57" N  3° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314069
13140702008-10-22 19:49 53° 26' 59" N  3° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1314070
8  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.
9496682008-10-22 14:50 53° 32' 8" N  3° 21' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 949668
9496812008-10-22 16:39 53° 31' 54" N  3° 21' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 949681
9496932008-10-22 17:31 53° 26' 57" N  3° 13' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 949693
9497002008-10-22 18:22 53° 27' 0" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 949700
9497122008-10-22 19:05 53° 26' 55" N  3° 30' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 949712
9497242008-10-22 19:46 53° 26' 59" N  3° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 949724
9497362008-10-22 20:25 53° 27' 4" N  3° 46' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 949736
9497482008-10-22 21:10 53° 27' 24" N  3° 55' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 949748
1  Fish-finder echosounder
Platform or instrument orientation
Horizontal platform movement
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Platform or instrument orientation
Horizontal platform movement
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9325462008-10-22 07:27:30  — 2008-10-23 03:54:30 53° 26' 51" N  3° 55' 23" W — 53° 32' 19" N  3° 2' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 932546
1  Meteorological data logger
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Air temperature
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Air temperature

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9325342008-10-22 07:27:30  — 2008-10-23 03:54:30 53° 26' 51" N  3° 55' 23" W — 53° 32' 19" N  3° 2' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 932534
2  Moored CTD
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Metadata parameters
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Metadata parameters
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8054552008-10-22 16:30:03  — 2008-12-10 14:30:03 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 805455
8087302008-10-22 16:30:12  — 2008-12-10 14:30:12 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 808730
1  Ship's non-toxic supply
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9325222008-10-22 07:27:30  — 2008-10-23 03:54:30 53° 26' 51" N  3° 55' 23" W — 53° 32' 19" N  3° 2' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 932522
Discrete samples 
8  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
Electrical conductivity of 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
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column