Prince Madog WIS15/72

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Prince Madog (74PD)
Cruise identifierWIS15/72
Cruise period1972-09-11 — 1972-09-22
ObjectivesWIS 15/1972
Chief scientistJohn H Simpson (University of Wales, Bangor School of Ocean Sciences)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: with thermograph T only
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 33
Description: 32 T bottom 31 T surface
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 42
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: 27
Description: optical msmnts.with beam transmittance meter;some irradiance profiles
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: parachute drogues for 2 days;4 in north channel and 2 in irish sea
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: 33
NitrateQuantity: 33
AlkalinityQuantity: 33
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: 24
Occasional standard measurements
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: sea and swell