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RV Prince Madog PD16/09

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD16/09
Cruise period2009-05-05 — 2009-05-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBirkenhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnBirkenhead, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesA. Deploy an ADCP mooring at 53 27.0 N 3 30.2 W (Coastal Observatory station 12).
B. Perform sidescan sonar survey and obtain sediment grabs in Hilbre Channel.
C. Deploy STABLE mooring at 53 22.5 N 3 14.2 W.
D. Perform 23-hour station in Hilbre Channel: CTD profiles half-hourly, sediment and chlorophyll filtering hourly.
E. Perform sidescan sonar survey and obtain sediment grabs in Welsh Channel.
F. Deploy mini-STABLE mooring at 53 22.1 N 3 19.8 W.
G. Perform 13-hour station in Welsh Channel: CTD profiles half-hourly, sediment and chlorophyll filtering hourly.

This is the deployment leg of the second Dee Experiment cruise of 2009 (FORMOST project).
Chief scientistAndrew Lane (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectFORMOST
Coordinating bodyNERC
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD16/09 cruise report pd16_09.pdf — access key 'C' (2.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay/ Dee Estuary
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD16/09 cruise track — pd16_09trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 75
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 75
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 75
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 36
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples (SPM)
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 75
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 36
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples (chlorophyll)
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 2
Description: Day grab samples
Long/short range side scan sonarQuantity: number of surveys = 6
Description: Sidescan sonar survey
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 46" W — LISST 100X on mini-STABLE frame. Recovery.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — Marine Electronics 3D ripple profiler on STABLE frame. Recovery.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 26' 59" N  3° 30' 14" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor on sea bed frame. Recovery.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — LISST 100X on STABLE frame. Recovery.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 26' 59" N  3° 30' 14" W — ADCP on sea bed frame, 10-minute averages 35 × 1-m bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — 3× Sontek ADVs on STABLE frame. Recovery.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 46" W — ADCP on mini-STABLE frame. Recovery.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 46" W — 3× Sontek ADVs on mini-STABLE frame. Recovery.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — ADCP 1200 kHz in gimbals mount on STABLE frame. Recovery.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — ADCP 600 kHz in fixed mount on STABLE frame. Recovery.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 26' 59" N  3° 30' 14" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor on sea bed frame. Recovery.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — 3× D&A OBSs on STABLE frame. Recovery.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 46" W — SeaBird MicroCat temperature & conductivity on toroid buoy. Recovery.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 46" W — SeaBird MicroCat temperature & conductivity on mini-STABLE frame. Recovery.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 46" W — 3× Transonics ABS transducers on mini-STABLE frame. Recovery.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — SeaBird MicroCat temperature & conductivity on STABLE frame. Recovery.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — AML logger and 3× AML microCT sensors on STABLE frame. Recovery.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 46" W — POL ABS3 on mini-STABLE frame. Recovery.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus temperature & conductivity on spar buoy. Recovery.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — 3× Transonics ABS transducers on STABLE frame. Recovery.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — POL ABS1 on STABLE frame. Recovery.
Contamination 
Suspended matter53° 22' 30" N  3° 14' 9" W — Settling tube on STABLE frame. Recovery.
Suspended matter53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 46" W — Settling tube on mini-STABLE frame. Recovery.
Geology and geophysics 
Other geological/geophysical measurements53° 22' 8" N  3° 19' 46" W — Marine Electronics 2D ripple profiler on mini-STABLE frame. Recovery.
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
76  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
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Raw oxygen sensor output
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw light meter output
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column