Cruise inventory

Prince Madog Clyde 3

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Prince Madog (74PD)
Cruise identifierClyde 3
Cruise period1993-05-04 — 1993-05-17
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
ObjectivesClyde 3 Objective was to make observations of the seasonal cycle of water column structure and productivity in the Clyde Sea and North Channel of the Irish Sea with the aim of determining the dynamics and role of the physical forcing on the cycles of phytoplankton and nutrients.
Chief scientistPat Hyder (University of Wales, Bangor School of Ocean Sciences)
Coordinating bodyPOL, Bidston Observatory, Birkenhead, UK
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNW European Shelf, Clyde Sea, North Channel of Irish Sea
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 40
Description: T and S samples from 1-3 depths per profile for calibration
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 40
Description: Continuous recording
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: 40
Description: Transmissometer attached to CTD
Current metersQuantity: 2
Description: 8 RCMs
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)55° 32' 59" N  4° 55' 59" W — 2 transmissometers
Current meters55° 32' 59" N  4° 55' 59" W — 1 surface T/S logger and 4 RCMs
Current meters55° 43' 59" N  5° 10' 59" W — 1 surface T/S logger and 4 RCMs