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RV Prince Madog PD04/08

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD04/08
Cruise period2008-02-12 — 2008-02-15
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 Hilbre Swash.

In the following narrative all times are UMT The Prince Madog was loaded on the 11/02/2008, Mini-STABLE, was loaded. We sailed from Menai Bridge at 08:0 on the 12/02/2008. Go to site 12 adn deploy ADCP. Travel to Welsh Channel. After arriving to the Welsh Channel we carried a side scan sonar survey 12:02 most of the Channel until we deployed mini-STABLE at 13:00. Took grab samples and started 25 hrs CTD and INSSEV station at 13:30. Finished CTDs at 14:00 13/02/2008 and set sail to Vittoria Docks loading STABLE III and Triaxis wave buoy. 14/04/2008 set sail to Hilbre Channel 05:00 arriving at 07:30, carry out a side scan survey. Stable deployed at 9:15 and wave buoy at 10:00. 25 hrs CTD station started at 10:30. CTDs finished 15/02/2008 14:00 and set sail to Menai Bridge Docking at 17:00
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)Description: Underway Temp, sal, chlorophyll, transmittance.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 83
Description: TD profiles, supplementary Chlorophyll, Transmissometer and LISST data
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: On board ADCP
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: Grab samples
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of measurements = 3
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 — 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.
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' 17" W — Triaxis wave ride
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 35" W — Recover SMART Buoy
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.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
84  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.
9289772008-02-12 11:06 53° 26' 52" N  3° 29' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 928977
9289892008-02-12 13:33 53° 22' 10" N  3° 19' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 928989
9289902008-02-12 14:01 53° 22' 10" N  3° 19' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 928990
9290042008-02-12 14:31 53° 22' 10" N  3° 19' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929004
9296432008-02-14 22:59 53° 22' 8" N  3° 13' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929643
9296552008-02-14 23:30 53° 22' 7" N  3° 13' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929655
9296672008-02-15 00:00 53° 22' 7" N  3° 13' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929667
9296792008-02-15 00:30 53° 22' 7" N  3° 13' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929679
9296802008-02-15 01:04 53° 22' 6" N  3° 13' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929680
9296922008-02-15 01:31 53° 22' 5" N  3° 13' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929692
9297112008-02-15 02:00 53° 22' 4" N  3° 13' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929711
9297232008-02-15 02:29 53° 22' 4" N  3° 13' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929723
9297352008-02-15 03:58 53° 22' 4" N  3° 13' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929735
9297472008-02-15 04:32 53° 22' 4" N  3° 13' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929747
9297592008-02-15 05:02 53° 22' 5" N  3° 13' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929759
9297602008-02-15 05:32 53° 22' 5" N  3° 13' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929760
9297722008-02-15 06:02 53° 22' 6" N  3° 13' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929772
9297842008-02-15 06:31 53° 22' 7" N  3° 13' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929784
9297962008-02-15 07:02 53° 22' 7" N  3° 13' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929796
9298032008-02-15 07:32 53° 22' 7" N  3° 13' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929803
9298152008-02-15 08:03 53° 22' 8" N  3° 13' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929815
9298272008-02-15 08:32 53° 22' 8" N  3° 13' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929827
9298392008-02-15 09:00 53° 22' 8" N  3° 13' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929839
9298402008-02-15 09:31 53° 22' 7" N  3° 13' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929840
9298522008-02-15 10:30 53° 22' 7" N  3° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929852
9298642008-02-15 10:59 53° 22' 7" N  3° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929864
9298762008-02-15 11:31 53° 22' 8" N  3° 13' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929876
9290162008-02-12 15:00 53° 22' 10" N  3° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929016
9290282008-02-12 15:30 53° 22' 10" N  3° 20' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929028
9290412008-02-12 18:31 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929041
9290532008-02-12 19:01 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929053
9290652008-02-12 19:33 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929065
9290772008-02-12 20:01 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929077
9290892008-02-12 20:31 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929089
9290902008-02-12 21:00 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929090
9291082008-02-12 21:34 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929108
9291212008-02-12 22:00 53° 22' 9" N  3° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929121
9291332008-02-12 22:30 53° 22' 10" N  3° 19' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929133
9291452008-02-12 23:01 53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929145
9291572008-02-12 23:30 53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929157
9291692008-02-13 00:02 53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929169
9291702008-02-13 00:32 53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929170
9291822008-02-13 01:03 53° 22' 9" N  3° 19' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929182
9291942008-02-13 01:31 53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929194
9292012008-02-13 02:02 53° 22' 9" N  3° 19' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929201
9292132008-02-13 02:32 53° 22' 9" N  3° 19' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929213
9292252008-02-13 03:01 53° 22' 9" N  3° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929225
9292372008-02-13 03:31 53° 22' 9" N  3° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929237
9292492008-02-13 04:00 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929249
9292502008-02-13 06:35 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929250
9292622008-02-13 07:00 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929262
9292742008-02-13 07:31 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929274
9292862008-02-13 08:01 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929286
9292982008-02-13 08:30 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929298
9293052008-02-13 09:00 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929305
9293172008-02-13 09:33 53° 22' 9" N  3° 20' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929317
9293292008-02-13 10:02 53° 22' 8" N  3° 20' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929329
9293302008-02-13 10:32 53° 22' 9" N  3° 19' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929330
9293422008-02-13 11:03 53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929342
9293542008-02-13 11:32 53° 22' 7" N  3° 19' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929354
9293662008-02-13 12:01 53° 22' 7" N  3° 19' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929366
9293782008-02-13 12:31 53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929378
9293912008-02-13 13:00 53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929391
9294092008-02-13 13:31 53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929409
9294102008-02-13 13:59 53° 22' 1" N  3° 19' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929410
9294222008-02-14 10:33 53° 22' 9" N  3° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929422
9294342008-02-14 10:59 53° 22' 9" N  3° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929434
9294462008-02-14 11:30 53° 22' 8" N  3° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929446
9294582008-02-14 12:00 53° 22' 7" N  3° 13' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929458
9294712008-02-14 12:30 53° 22' 5" N  3° 13' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929471
9294832008-02-14 12:57 53° 22' 6" N  3° 13' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929483
9294952008-02-14 13:29 53° 22' 5" N  3° 13' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929495
9295022008-02-14 14:59 53° 22' 5" N  3° 13' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929502
9295142008-02-14 15:31 53° 22' 5" N  3° 13' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929514
9295262008-02-14 15:59 53° 22' 6" N  3° 13' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929526
9295382008-02-14 16:32 53° 22' 9" N  3° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929538
9295512008-02-14 17:01 53° 22' 8" N  3° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929551
9295632008-02-14 17:31 53° 22' 9" N  3° 13' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929563
9295752008-02-14 18:01 53° 22' 9" N  3° 13' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929575
9295872008-02-14 20:34 53° 22' 9" N  3° 13' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929587
9295992008-02-14 21:01 53° 22' 9" N  3° 13' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929599
9296062008-02-14 21:31 53° 22' 9" N  3° 13' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929606
9296182008-02-14 22:01 53° 22' 9" N  3° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929618
9296312008-02-14 22:30 53° 22' 9" N  3° 13' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 929631
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.
9321162008-02-12 09:11  — 2008-02-15 17:00 53° 19' 18" N  4° 1' 59" W — 53° 31' 1" N  3° 12' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 932116
1  Meteorological data logger
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Air temperature
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Air temperature

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9321042008-02-12 09:11  — 2008-02-15 17:00 53° 19' 18" N  4° 1' 59" W — 53° 31' 1" N  3° 12' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 932104
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.
9320972008-02-12 09:11  — 2008-02-15 17:00 53° 19' 18" N  4° 1' 59" W — 53° 31' 1" N  3° 12' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 932097
Discrete samples 
84  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