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RV Prince Madog PD11/04B

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD11/04B
Cruise period2004-04-01 — 2004-04-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBirkenhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To service an ADCP and a SmartBuoy at 53° 32N, 03° 21.8W.
2) To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
Chief scientistM John Howarth (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD11/04B cruise report pd11_04.pdf (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay, eastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD11/04B cruise track — pd11_04trk.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 380
Description: Underway thermosalinograph
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: track kilometres = 380
Description: Underway transmissometer
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed and near surface
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 36
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 380
Description: Underway fluorimeter
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: Vertical net hauls for zooplankton
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: track kilometres = 380
Description: Underway surface irridiance and PAR measurement
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 380
Description: Met station (wind, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, humidity)
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 55" N  3° 21' 46" W — SeaTech 25 cm transmissometer on a bottom frame. Recovery and deployment.
Optics (eg underwater light levels)53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 40" W — Buoy mounted subsurface irradiance sensors. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 55" N  3° 21' 46" W — 600 kHz ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 min averages 35 x 1m bins from 2.65 mab. Turn round.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 2" N  3° 30' 28" W — 600 kHz ADCP in a sea bed frame. Recovery.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 55" N  3° 21' 46" W — Bottom pressure recorder. Recovery and deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Nitrate53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 40" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 40" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 40" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 40" W — Buoy mounted fluorometer. Recovery and deployment.
Data held at BODC Get data
Series/Profiles 
1  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Date and time
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Sea level
Date and time
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Sea level

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16226872004-04-01 09:50  — 2004-05-11 11:20:03 53° 31' 55" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622687
49  Bottle station
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13216192004-04-01 15:40 53° 26' 52" N  3° 13' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321619
13217482004-04-01 23:31 53° 42' 2" N  3° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321748
13218282004-04-02 04:14 53° 22' 52" N  3° 38' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321828
13218652004-04-02 06:05 53° 31' 56" N  3° 47' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321865
16723092004-04-01 18:55 53° 51' 54" N  3° 21' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672309
13216202004-04-01 16:18 53° 31' 50" N  3° 15' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321620
13216812004-04-01 19:34 53° 47' 8" N  3° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321681
13217732004-04-02 00:46 53° 46' 58" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321773
13218902004-04-02 07:54 53° 46' 5" N  3° 47' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321890
13219822004-04-01 14:58 53° 26' 57" N  3° 22' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321982
13219942004-04-01 18:55 53° 51' 54" N  3° 21' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321994
16722912004-04-01 14:58 53° 26' 57" N  3° 22' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672291
13216072004-04-01 14:58 53° 26' 57" N  3° 22' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321607
13216442004-04-01 17:30 53° 41' 57" N  3° 13' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321644
13217972004-04-02 02:12 53° 37' 14" N  3° 38' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321797
13218042004-04-02 02:52 53° 31' 58" N  3° 38' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321804
13219212004-04-02 09:08 53° 42' 28" N  3° 55' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321921
13216562004-04-01 18:06 53° 46' 55" N  3° 13' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321656
13217362004-04-01 22:52 53° 36' 59" N  3° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321736
13217852004-04-02 01:28 53° 42' 0" N  3° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321785
13218162004-04-02 03:32 53° 27' 2" N  3° 38' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321816
13219452004-04-02 10:29 53° 32' 5" N  3° 55' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321945
13219572004-04-02 11:03 53° 28' 6" N  3° 55' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321957
16723102004-04-01 19:34 53° 47' 8" N  3° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672310
13215762004-04-01 11:38 53° 32' 20" N  3° 22' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321576
13218772004-04-02 06:48 53° 37' 21" N  3° 47' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321877
13218892004-04-02 07:24 53° 42' 19" N  3° 47' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321889
13219332004-04-02 09:45 53° 37' 31" N  3° 55' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321933
13220082004-04-01 19:34 53° 47' 8" N  3° 22' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322008
13220212004-04-01 20:14 53° 42' 7" N  3° 22' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322021
16723462004-04-01 21:41 53° 32' 0" N  3° 23' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672346
13216322004-04-01 16:55 53° 36' 54" N  3° 13' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321632
13217122004-04-01 21:41 53° 32' 0" N  3° 23' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321712
13218532004-04-02 05:25 53° 26' 54" N  3° 47' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321853
13219082004-04-02 08:32 53° 47' 1" N  3° 55' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321908
13219702004-04-01 11:38 53° 32' 20" N  3° 22' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321970
13220452004-04-01 21:41 53° 32' 0" N  3° 23' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322045
16723342004-04-01 20:57 53° 37' 13" N  3° 22' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672334
13217002004-04-01 20:57 53° 37' 13" N  3° 22' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321700
13217242004-04-01 22:14 53° 31' 56" N  3° 30' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321724
13217612004-04-02 00:08 53° 46' 49" N  3° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321761
13219692004-04-02 11:46 53° 22' 14" N  3° 55' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321969
13220332004-04-01 20:57 53° 37' 13" N  3° 22' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322033
16723222004-04-01 20:14 53° 42' 7" N  3° 22' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672322
13215882004-04-01 13:52 53° 27' 18" N  3° 30' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321588
13216682004-04-01 18:55 53° 51' 54" N  3° 21' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321668
13216932004-04-01 20:14 53° 42' 7" N  3° 22' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321693
13218412004-04-02 04:56 53° 23' 17" N  3° 47' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1321841
16722782004-04-01 11:38 53° 32' 20" N  3° 22' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1672278
1  Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge
Reference numbers
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Sea level
Reference numbers
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Sea level

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6627112004-04-01 09:50:29  — 2004-05-11 11:10:29 53° 31' 55" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 662711
1  Fluorometers
Reference numbers
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Reference numbers
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11940592004-04-01 10:30  — 2004-05-11 12:30 53° 31' 58" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194059
2  In-situ nutrient analyser
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11940722004-04-01 10:52:17  — 2004-04-11 12:52:15 53° 31' 58" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194072
11941032004-04-03 00:00  — 2004-05-11 00:00 53° 31' 58" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194103
3  Moored CTD
Reference numbers
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Sea level
Reference numbers
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Sea level

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6627472004-04-01 10:20:01  — 2004-05-11 12:50:01 53° 31' 58" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 662747
6627592004-04-01 09:50:01  — 2004-05-11 11:20:01 53° 31' 55" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 662759
11940472004-04-01 10:30  — 2004-05-11 12:30 53° 31' 58" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194047
1  Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11940602004-04-01 10:30  — 2004-05-11 12:30 53° 31' 58" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194060
2  Paddle wheel current meter
Reference numbers
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Sea level
Reference numbers
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Sea level

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6627232004-04-01 10:25  — 2004-05-11 12:55 53° 31' 58" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 662723
6627352004-04-01 09:55  — 2004-05-11 11:15 53° 31' 55" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 662735
2  radiometers
Reference numbers
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11940842004-04-01 10:30  — 2004-05-11 12:30 53° 31' 58" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194084
11940962004-04-01 10:30  — 2004-05-11 12:30 53° 31' 58" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194096
Discrete samples 
37  CTD frame plus rosette samplerTransmittance and attenuance of the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Raw light meter output
Density of the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
3  Instrument mooring