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RV Prince Madog PD02/05

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD02/05
Cruise period2005-01-31 — 2005-02-01
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnBirkenhead, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesA) To service two ADCP moorings and a SmartBuoy at 53 32 N 3 21.8 W
B) To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
C) To deploy ADCP mooring at 53 27N 3 30.2W
The cruise is the 24th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A) and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay/the eastern Irish Sea, objective (B).
Chief scientistPhil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectCOAST_OBS
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD02/05 cruise report pd02_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay, eastern Irish Sea
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed & near surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 11
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 11
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 11
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed & near surface
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed & near surface
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate, phosphate, silicate, near bed & near surface
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 11
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 55" N  3° 21' 46" W — Sea-Bird SBE-16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and Deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 40" W — Sea-Bird SBE-16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and Deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 27' 0" N  3° 30' 11" W — Sea-Bird SBE-16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 40" W — Aanderaa temperature, conductivity. 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 — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 min averages 35 x1m bins from 2.65 above bed. Recovery and Deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 54" N  3° 22' 38" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 min averages 35 x 1m bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 0" N  3° 30' 11" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 32' 5" N  3° 21' 40" W — Sea-Bird SBE-16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and Deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 55" N  3° 21' 46" W — Sea-Bird SBE-16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and Deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 27' 0" N  3° 30' 11" W — Sea-Bird SBE-16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. 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 
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.
16239182005-03-03 07:55  — 2005-04-05 12:05 53° 31' 49" N  3° 21' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623918
15  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.
13183722005-02-01 10:12 53° 32' 0" N  3° 22' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318372
13183842005-02-01 12:54 53° 37' 4" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318384
13182552005-01-31 10:49 53° 22' 7" N  3° 55' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318255
13182672005-01-31 11:24 53° 23' 2" N  3° 47' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318267
13182792005-01-31 12:04 53° 22' 51" N  3° 38' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318279
13182802005-01-31 12:57 53° 27' 2" N  3° 30' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318280
13182922005-02-01 07:20 53° 26' 57" N  3° 47' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318292
13183112005-02-01 08:09 53° 26' 55" N  3° 38' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318311
13183232005-02-01 08:52 53° 31' 53" N  3° 38' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318323
13183352005-02-01 09:33 53° 31' 57" N  3° 30' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318335
13183472005-02-01 10:12 53° 32' 0" N  3° 22' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318347
13183592005-02-01 12:54 53° 37' 4" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318359
13183602005-02-01 13:35 53° 37' 1" N  3° 13' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1318360
16688942005-02-01 10:12 53° 32' 0" N  3° 22' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1668894
16689012005-02-01 12:54 53° 37' 4" N  3° 22' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1668901
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.
11946622005-02-01 11:00  — 2005-04-21 09:00 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194662
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.
11946862005-02-01 14:00  — 2005-04-21 08:00 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194686
11947172005-02-03 00:00  — 2005-04-07 00:00 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194717
3  Moored CTD
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11946502005-02-01 11:00  — 2005-04-21 09:00 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194650
7016622005-02-01 10:50:01  — 2005-04-21 09:20:01 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 701662
7019382005-01-31 15:30:12  — 2005-04-05 13:10:12 53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 701938
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.
11946742005-02-01 11:00  — 2005-04-21 09:00 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194674
1  Paddle wheel current meter
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7016502005-02-01 10:46  — 2005-04-21 09:26 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 701650
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.
11946982005-02-01 11:00  — 2005-04-21 09:00 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194698
11947052005-02-01 11:00  — 2005-04-21 09:00 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1194705
Discrete samples 
11  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw light meter output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen 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