RV Prince Madog PD17/02

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD17/02
Cruise period2002-06-25 — 2002-07-05
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To evaluate the ADCP variance method for measuring turbulent stresses in the pycnocline.
2. To make simultaneous dissipation measurements for ephsilon-P comparisons.
3. To determine the nature and intensity of internal tides and waves in the Clyde Sea and Irish Sea.
4. To observe the detail of biomass distribution in the pycnocline and the rate of +
carbon fixation using Fast Repetition Rate fluorimetry.
Chief scientistJohn H Simpson (University of Wales, Bangor School of Ocean Sciences)
Projectjointly between EU Framework 5 OAERRE and NERC
Coordinating bodyNapier University and Southampton Oceanography Centre
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea; Malin Shelf
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 50
Description: Vertical profiles at two mooring position given above; standard instrumentation FRRF
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 250
Description: FLY e-profiler
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 150
Description: Phytoplankton, chlorophyll, fluorescence
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 150
Description: Phytoplankton, chlorophyll, fluorescence