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RV Prince Madog PD34/05

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD34/05
Cruise period2005-09-15 — 2005-09-16
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 30th in a series starting in August 2002 to maintain the moorings in objective (A+B) and to steam round a CTD grid in Liverpool Bay / the eastern Irish Sea, objective (C).
Chief scientistPhil J Knight (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
ProjectPOL Coastal Observatory
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD34/05 cruise report pd34_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 PD34/05 cruise track — pd34_05trk.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 30
Description: Lab analysis for nitrate (H24), phosphate (H22), silicate (H26), near bed and near surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 30
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 30
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 30
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 30
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 30
Description: Fluorometer on CTD
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Lab analysis for phytoplankton from water bottle samples
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Net hauls at 53 32N 3 22W
ZooplanktonQuantity: 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. Recover and deployment.
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° 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 — Buoy mounted water sampler. Not recovered due to weather/ replacement cancelled.
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat 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. Not recovered due to weather/ replacement cancelled.
Nitrite53° 31' 59" N  3° 22' 0" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Not recovered due to weather/ replacement cancelled.
Silicate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Not recovered due to weather/ replacement cancelled.
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
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.
16229032005-09-16 10:00  — 2005-10-27 08:40 53° 27' 16" N  3° 38' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622903
16228962005-09-15 14:50:27  — 2005-10-26 13:00:27 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622896
46  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.
13558252005-09-15 14:38 53° 31' 43" N  3° 22' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355825
13558372005-09-15 15:37 53° 27' 0" N  3° 13' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355837
13558492005-09-15 16:21 53° 31' 56" N  3° 15' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355849
13558502005-09-15 17:05 53° 36' 49" N  3° 13' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355850
13558622005-09-15 17:46 53° 42' 6" N  3° 13' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355862
13558742005-09-15 18:24 53° 46' 50" N  3° 13' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355874
13558862005-09-15 19:23 53° 51' 52" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355886
13558982005-09-15 20:14 53° 47' 1" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355898
13559052005-09-15 21:09 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355905
13559172005-09-15 21:56 53° 37' 0" N  3° 22' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355917
13559292005-09-15 22:48 53° 31' 57" N  3° 22' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355929
13559302005-09-15 23:38 53° 26' 57" N  3° 22' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355930
13559422005-09-16 00:15 53° 27' 3" N  3° 29' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355942
13559542005-09-16 01:07 53° 31' 54" N  3° 30' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355954
13559662005-09-16 02:01 53° 36' 51" N  3° 29' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355966
13559782005-09-16 02:54 53° 41' 52" N  3° 29' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355978
13559912005-09-16 03:44 53° 46' 50" N  3° 30' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355991
13560052005-09-16 04:25 53° 47' 1" N  3° 38' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356005
13560172005-09-16 05:06 53° 41' 56" N  3° 38' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356017
13560292005-09-16 05:44 53° 37' 11" N  3° 38' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356029
13560302005-09-16 06:25 53° 31' 52" N  3° 38' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356030
13560422005-09-16 07:07 53° 26' 57" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356042
13560542005-09-16 07:48 53° 22' 46" N  3° 38' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356054
13560662005-09-16 11:00 53° 31' 44" N  3° 47' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356066
13560782005-09-16 11:38 53° 32' 0" N  3° 54' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356078
13557452005-09-15 14:38 53° 31' 43" N  3° 22' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355745
13557572005-09-15 19:23 53° 51' 52" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355757
13557692005-09-15 20:14 53° 47' 1" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355769
13557702005-09-15 21:09 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355770
13557822005-09-15 21:56 53° 37' 0" N  3° 22' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355782
13557942005-09-15 22:48 53° 31' 57" N  3° 22' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355794
13558012005-09-15 23:38 53° 26' 57" N  3° 22' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355801
13558132005-09-16 07:07 53° 26' 57" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1355813
13560912005-09-16 12:23 53° 27' 18" N  3° 55' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356091
13561092005-09-16 13:09 53° 22' 14" N  3° 55' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356109
13561102005-09-16 13:59 53° 23' 19" N  3° 47' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356110
13561222005-09-16 14:35 53° 26' 56" N  3° 47' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356122
13561342005-09-16 15:51 53° 37' 19" N  3° 47' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1356134
16516312005-09-15 14:38 53° 31' 43" N  3° 22' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651631
16516432005-09-15 19:23 53° 51' 52" N  3° 21' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651643
16516552005-09-15 20:14 53° 47' 1" N  3° 21' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651655
16516672005-09-15 21:09 53° 42' 0" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651667
16516792005-09-15 21:56 53° 37' 0" N  3° 22' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651679
16516802005-09-15 22:48 53° 31' 57" N  3° 22' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651680
16516922005-09-15 23:38 53° 26' 57" N  3° 22' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651692
16517112005-09-16 07:07 53° 26' 57" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1651711
1  Fluorometers
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6800842005-09-15 13:00  — 2005-10-10 23:30 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680084
1  In-situ nutrient analyser
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6801762005-09-16 00:07  — 2005-10-26 12:07 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680176
4  Moored CTD
Sea level
Electrical conductivity of the water column
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
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.
6988182005-09-16 10:00:03  — 2005-10-27 08:30:03 53° 27' 16" N  3° 38' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 698818
6988312005-09-15 14:50:03  — 2005-10-26 13:00:03 53° 32' 1" N  3° 21' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 698831
6988432005-09-15 12:40:03  — 2005-10-26 14:20:03 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 698843
6800592005-09-15 13:00  — 2005-10-26 14:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680059
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.
6800232005-09-15 13:00  — 2005-10-26 14:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680023
1  Surface water sample (unspecified)
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6802192005-09-16 00:00  — 2005-10-26 00:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680219
2  radiometers
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Reference numbers
Date and time
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Light extinction and diffusion coefficients
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6801152005-09-15 13:00  — 2005-10-05 18:00 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680115
6801402005-09-15 13:00  — 2005-10-05 17:30 53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680140
Discrete samples 
31  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
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
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Raw light meter output
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