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RV Prince Madog PD13/07

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD13/07
Cruise period2007-06-20 — 2007-06-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesA) To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 32N 3 22W.
B) To deploy an ADCP (Combined setup, for turbulence) & ADV mooring at 53 32N 3 22W.
C) To service an ADCP mooring and a Smartbuoy at 53 27N 3 39W.
D) To obtain CTD profiles and water samples at the Coastal Observatory sites.

The cruise is the 45th 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)
ProjectCoastal Observatory Cruise
Coordinating bodyPOL
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD13/07 cruise report pd13_07.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificLiverpool Bay/eastern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Prince Madog PD13/07 cruise track — pd13_07trk.pdf (0.23 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: SeaBird CTD
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Transmissometer and LISST on CTD
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
Description: Irradiance sensors on CTD
Chemical oceanography 
Trace elementsQuantity: number of profiles = 8
Description: Trace metals
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Filtration of near surface and near bed water samples
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 35
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° 21' 59" 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° 21' 59" W — SonTek ADV. Single point current readings at 16Hz. Burst mode. Deployment.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" 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° 21' 59" W — ADCP (unknown 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, plus telemetry ACDP. Recovery and deployment.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" 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 — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity, Minilogger x2 temperature. Recovery and deployment.(Minloggers attached for first time)
Other physical oceanographic measurements53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Sea-Bird Micro-Cat x2 temperature and conductivity. Recovery and deployment.
Chemical oceanography 
Nitrate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted nutrient analyser and water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Nitrite53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Silicate53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Buoy mounted water sampler. Recovery and deployment.
Trace elements53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Trace metal sensor Deployment.
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurement53° 27' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Cellulose bags. Recovery and deployment.
Other biological/fisheries measurement53° 31' 59" N  3° 21' 59" W — Cellulose bags. 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.
16231812007-06-21 13:30  — 2007-07-27 16:49:45 53° 27' 4" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623181
16231932007-06-20 10:50  — 2007-07-26 10:39:49 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1623193
20  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
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
Metadata parameters
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
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.
16759952007-06-20 09:56 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1675995
16760092007-06-20 13:48 53° 32' 19" N  3° 21' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1676009
16760102007-06-20 18:02 53° 52' 2" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1676010
16760222007-06-20 18:42 53° 47' 7" N  3° 21' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1676022
16760342007-06-20 19:23 53° 42' 7" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1676034
16760462007-06-20 20:03 53° 37' 4" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1676046
16760582007-06-20 20:43 53° 32' 15" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1676058
16760712007-06-20 21:25 53° 27' 6" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1676071
16760832007-06-21 09:30 53° 26' 59" N  3° 38' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1676083
16760952007-06-21 11:47 53° 27' 4" N  3° 38' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1676095
13225802007-06-20 09:56 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322580
13225922007-06-20 13:48 53° 32' 19" N  3° 21' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322592
13226112007-06-20 18:02 53° 52' 2" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322611
13226232007-06-20 18:42 53° 47' 7" N  3° 21' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322623
13226352007-06-20 19:23 53° 42' 7" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322635
13226472007-06-20 20:03 53° 37' 4" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322647
13226592007-06-20 20:43 53° 32' 15" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322659
13226602007-06-20 21:25 53° 27' 6" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322660
13226722007-06-21 09:30 53° 26' 59" N  3° 38' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322672
13226842007-06-21 11:47 53° 27' 4" N  3° 38' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1322684
37  CTD/STD cast
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
Raw fluorometer output
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
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
Raw fluorometer output
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9427252007-06-20 09:54 53° 32' 6" N  3° 21' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942725
9427372007-06-20 13:46 53° 32' 19" N  3° 21' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942737
9427492007-06-20 14:38 53° 27' 6" N  3° 13' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942749
9427502007-06-20 15:20 53° 32' 5" N  3° 16' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942750
9427622007-06-20 15:59 53° 37' 1" N  3° 13' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942762
9427742007-06-20 16:35 53° 42' 2" N  3° 13' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942774
9427862007-06-20 17:13 53° 47' 7" N  3° 13' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942786
9427982007-06-20 18:01 53° 52' 2" N  3° 22' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942798
9428052007-06-20 18:40 53° 47' 7" N  3° 21' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942805
9428172007-06-20 19:21 53° 42' 7" N  3° 21' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942817
9428292007-06-20 20:01 53° 37' 4" N  3° 21' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942829
9428302007-06-20 20:41 53° 32' 15" N  3° 21' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942830
9428422007-06-20 21:23 53° 27' 7" N  3° 21' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942842
9428542007-06-20 22:04 53° 27' 1" N  3° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942854
9428662007-06-20 22:44 53° 32' 2" N  3° 29' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942866
9428782007-06-20 23:23 53° 36' 54" N  3° 29' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942878
9428912007-06-21 00:05 53° 42' 13" N  3° 30' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942891
9429092007-06-21 00:43 53° 47' 0" N  3° 30' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942909
9429102007-06-21 01:28 53° 46' 59" N  3° 38' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942910
9429222007-06-21 02:10 53° 47' 8" N  3° 46' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942922
9429342007-06-21 02:54 53° 47' 7" N  3° 55' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942934
9429462007-06-21 03:36 53° 42' 3" N  3° 55' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942946
9429582007-06-21 04:19 53° 42' 7" N  3° 46' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942958
9429712007-06-21 05:00 53° 42' 9" N  3° 38' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942971
9429832007-06-21 05:43 53° 37' 0" N  3° 38' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942983
9429952007-06-21 06:23 53° 32' 11" N  3° 38' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 942995
9430092007-06-21 06:59 53° 31' 55" N  3° 46' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943009
9430102007-06-21 07:38 53° 27' 25" N  3° 46' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943010
9430222007-06-21 08:16 53° 23' 14" N  3° 46' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943022
9430342007-06-21 08:59 53° 23' 7" N  3° 38' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943034
9430462007-06-21 09:28 53° 26' 59" N  3° 38' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943046
9430582007-06-21 11:45 53° 27' 4" N  3° 38' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943058
9430712007-06-21 14:31 53° 37' 1" N  3° 46' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943071
9430832007-06-21 15:12 53° 37' 9" N  3° 55' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943083
9430952007-06-21 15:53 53° 31' 57" N  3° 55' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943095
9431022007-06-21 16:30 53° 27' 9" N  3° 55' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943102
9431142007-06-21 17:08 53° 22' 13" N  3° 55' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 943114
1  Fish-finder echosounder
Platform or instrument orientation
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Platform or instrument orientation
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9208462007-06-20 07:05  — 2007-06-21 17:42 53° 18' 43" N  4° 2' 18" W — 53° 52' 3" N  3° 13' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 920846
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.
8622272007-06-20 12:00  — 2007-07-15 23:30 53° 32' 10" N  3° 21' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862227
8623202007-06-21 10:00  — 2007-07-27 13:30 53° 27' 10" N  3° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862320
1  In-situ dissolved gas analyser
Metadata parameters
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Metadata parameters
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8628542007-06-20 12:00  — 2007-07-20 23:30 53° 32' 10" N  3° 21' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862854
1  Meteorological data logger
Air pressure
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Air pressure
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9208342007-06-20 07:05  — 2007-06-21 17:42 53° 18' 43" N  4° 2' 18" W — 53° 52' 3" N  3° 13' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 920834
8  Moored CTD
Moored instrument depth
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
Moored instrument depth
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.
8620182007-06-20 12:00  — 2007-07-26 12:00 53° 32' 10" N  3° 21' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862018
8621232007-06-21 10:00  — 2007-07-27 13:30 53° 27' 10" N  3° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862123
9528362007-06-20 10:50:03  — 2007-07-26 10:30:03 53° 32' 3" N  3° 21' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952836
9528482007-06-21 13:30:03  — 2007-07-27 16:40:03 53° 27' 4" N  3° 38' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952848
9528612007-06-20 11:50:01  — 2007-07-26 12:20:01 53° 32' 7" N  3° 21' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952861
9528732007-06-21 10:00:01  — 2007-07-27 14:00 53° 27' 10" N  3° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952873
9528852007-06-20 11:50:01  — 2007-07-26 12:20:01 53° 32' 7" N  3° 21' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952885
9528972007-06-21 10:00:01  — 2007-07-27 14:00 53° 27' 10" N  3° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952897
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.
8624362007-06-20 12:00  — 2007-07-15 23:30 53° 32' 10" N  3° 21' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862436
8625412007-06-21 10:00  — 2007-07-27 13:30 53° 27' 10" N  3° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862541
1  Ship's non-toxic supply
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9208222007-06-20 07:05  — 2007-06-21 17:43 53° 18' 43" N  4° 2' 18" W — 53° 52' 3" N  3° 13' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 920822
3  Water temperature and/or salinity monitor
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9529042007-06-20 11:50  — 2007-07-26 12:20 53° 32' 7" N  3° 21' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952904
9529162007-06-21 10:00  — 2007-07-27 14:00 53° 27' 10" N  3° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952916
9529282007-06-21 10:00  — 2007-07-27 14:00 53° 27' 10" N  3° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 952928
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.
8626572007-06-20 12:00  — 2007-07-08 21:00 53° 32' 10" N  3° 21' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862657
8627502007-06-20 12:00  — 2007-07-08 23:30 53° 32' 10" N  3° 21' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 862750
Discrete samples 
37  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
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
Raw light meter output
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column