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RV Prince Madog PD25/05

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD25/05
Cruise period2005-07-13 — 2005-07-14
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 32N 3 22W.
2. To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27N 3 39W.
3. To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.
The cruise is the 28th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective 1 & 2 and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay/the eastern Irish Sea, objective 3.
Chief scientistPhil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD25/05 cruise report pd25_05.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay/eastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD25/05 cruise track — pd25_05trk.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
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
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 = 25
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
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Transparency (eg transmissometer)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Current meters53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — SonTek ADV. Single point current readings at 16Hz. Burst mode. Deployment.
Current meters53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — SonTek ADV. Single point current readings at 16Hz. Burst mode. Recovery.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Aanderaa RDCP 600, 10 minute averages, four profile settings. Deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — ADCP in a sea bed frame, 10 minute averages 35x1 bins from 2.65m above bed. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" 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° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird SBE 16Plus with turbidity, temperature, conductivity & pressure sensor. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Aanderaa temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Aanderaa temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Nitrate53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Deployment.
Nitrite53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Deployment.
Nitrite53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment
Silicate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Deployment.
Silicate53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time
Sea level
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
53  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
2  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.
3  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.
6  Moored CTD
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in 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
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
2  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.
2  Paddle wheel current meter
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
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.
Discrete samples 
37  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Raw light meter output
Temperature of the water column
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