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RV Prince Madog PD38/03

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD38/03
Cruise period2003-09-24 — 2003-09-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives
1. At 53° 32´ N 3° 21.8´ W, half a mile west of the Mersey Bar Light Vessel
To recover
A) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A pressure recorder, a transmissometer/ conductivity/temperature logger and a SeaBird MicroCAT are fitted to the frame.
B) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
C) A toroid with Orbcomm instrumentation in trial mode.
To deploy
D) A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves. A pressure recorder, a transmissometer/ conductivity/temperature logger and a SeaBird MicroCAT are also fitted to the frame.
E) A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring with an Aanderaa temperature and conductivity logger at 10 m below the surface.
2. To conduct a CTD/LISST survey of 34 stations every 5 miles covering the eastern Irish Sea between the North Wales coast and Blackpool and the Lancashire coast and the Great Orme, to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay. To obtain calibration samples for salinity and for chlorophyll at selected stations.

All the mooring objectives were successfully completed and 20 CTD sites were visited.
Chief scientistPhil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD38/03 cruise report pd38_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Specificeastern Irish Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Water bottle samples taken to be filtered for chlorophyll and suspended sediment determination.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Water bottle samples taken to measure suspended sediments
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: surveyed to determine the effects of the rivers Dee, Mersey and Ribble on Liverpool Bay.
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: surveyed using LISST-25 particle sizer.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 32' 9" N  3° 21' 44" W — A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP was recovered on the 24/09/2003, having measured the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 37" W — A sea bed frame for a 600 kHz ADCP was deployed on the 24/09/2003 to measure the mean current profile, pressures and directional waves.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 32' 57" N  3° 21' 19" W — A toroid with Orbcomm instrumentation in trial mode was recovered on the 24/09/2003.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 32' 4" N  3° 22' 0" W — A CEFAS SmartBuoy was recovered on the 24/09/2003.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 42" W — A CEFAS SmartBuoy in a single point mooring was deployed 24/09/03.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Sea level
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Sea level
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16229152003-09-24 11:50  — 2003-10-08 08:00 53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622915
12  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13154052003-09-24 13:02 53° 31' 25" N  3° 20' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315405
13154172003-09-25 07:02 53° 27' 3" N  3° 22' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315417
13154292003-09-25 07:54 53° 32' 11" N  3° 21' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315429
13154302003-09-25 08:35 53° 37' 15" N  3° 21' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315430
13154422003-09-25 09:12 53° 42' 9" N  3° 22' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315442
13154542003-09-25 09:50 53° 47' 22" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1315454
16679952003-09-24 13:02 53° 31' 25" N  3° 20' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1667995
16680092003-09-25 07:02 53° 27' 3" N  3° 22' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1668009
16680102003-09-25 07:54 53° 32' 11" N  3° 21' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1668010
16680222003-09-25 08:35 53° 37' 15" N  3° 21' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1668022
16680342003-09-25 09:12 53° 42' 9" N  3° 22' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1668034
16680462003-09-25 09:50 53° 47' 22" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1668046
1  Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6469682003-09-24 11:50:28  — 2003-10-01 06:30:28 53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 646968
1  Fluorometers
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11937872003-09-24 12:30  — 2003-10-28 13:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193787
2  In-situ nutrient analyser
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11938062003-09-24 14:06:13  — 2003-10-12 09:46:12 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193806
11938432003-09-25 00:00  — 2003-10-25 00:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193843
3  Moored CTD
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11937752003-09-24 12:30  — 2003-10-28 13:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193775
6470072003-09-24 11:50:01  — 2003-10-28 12:00 53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 647007
6470192003-09-24 11:50:01  — 2003-10-28 12:00 53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 647019
1  Nephelometers and optical backscatter sensors
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11937992003-09-24 12:30  — 2003-10-28 13:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193799
2  Paddle wheel current meter
Sea level
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6469812003-09-24 12:15  — 2003-10-20 23:45 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 646981
6469932003-09-24 11:55  — 2003-10-20 23:45 53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 646993
2  radiometers
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
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11938182003-09-24 12:30  — 2003-10-28 13:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193818
11938312003-09-24 12:30  — 2003-10-28 13:00 53° 32' 4" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193831
Discrete samples 
22  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column