Vema cruise 11, November 1956-December 1956

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This item is an unbound log of Vema cruise 11 from November-December 1956. Included in the front of the item is a table (photocopied) entitled "plankton samples from 11 Vema cruises. Vema 11 Bathythermograph observations, Columbia University, Nov. 1956 are also included in the front of the logs. The logs of Vema 11 contain the following data elements: cruise number, station number, date, type, 1M net in, out, 1M meter reading, 1/2M net in, out, 1/2M meter reading, coordinates, median local time, 1M length tow, 1/2M length tow, wire angle at depth, corrected depth, corrected depth, 1M displ. vol., 1/2M displ. vol., corrected displ. vol., vol. H20 filt. 1M, vol. H20 filt. 1/2M, comments, net clogged, net tears, No. bottles used, surface temp. (occasionally), and observer. One additional hand drawn table entitled "Bottom Grab", dated Sept. 1956, is included with this item. Tables, one undated and one dated Nov. 1956 recording several data elements, including est. depth and thermometers. Also, two pages entitled "Scattering layer observations V-11, Nov. 12-16, '56" are included in the back.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 16, 1956

End Date

Dec 16, 1956

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  • Marine Biology
  • Plankton
  • Invertebrates
  • Marine biologists
  • Marine biology


North Atlantic Ocean


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks

Accession #

SIA Acc. 09-008

Collection name

Allan W. H. Bé papers, circa 1953-1969

Physical Description

1 logbook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 14