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RV Prince Madog PD02/01

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD02/01
Cruise period2001-08-06 — 2001-08-10
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe main objective of the project is to conduct a survey of mass-specific inherent optical properties in coastal waters, using in situ measurements of absorption, beam attenuation and forward scattering and an indirect method to determine the volume scattering function. The results of the survey are to be used to evaluate the effect of strong variations in the optically dominant class of suspended particles on marine reflectance. The objective of this particular cruise was to make measurements of the mass-specific optical properties in sediment dominant water (i.e. the Irish Sea) and determine how inorganic sediment affects marine reflectance.
Chief scientistSean Gaffney (University of Wales, Bangor School of Ocean Sciences)
ProjectNERC Research Programme GF3/12903
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD02/01 cruise report pd02_01.pdf — access key 'C' (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD02/01 cruise track — pd02_01trk.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 25
Description: Sampled a two depths to be chosen based on CTD profile
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 25
Description: CTD profiles
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of stations = 25
Description: Sampled for optical and suspended sediment measurements.