Vema cruise 24 data sheets, January 1967-December 1967 : part 1, January 1967 to April 1967

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Creator

  • Bé, Allan W.H., 1921-1983
  • Jolly, Fred

Alternate Title

Vema cruise 24 data sheets, January 1967-December 1967

Abstract

This item is part 1 of a 5 part unbound logbook from Vema 24, January to November 1967. Part 1 covers cruise information taking place between January 18 to April 15, 1967. Summary of route: The cruise begins in the North Atlantic off the east coast of North and South Carolina and sails south and then west into the Gulf of Mexico and south into the Caribbean Sea. They sail into the North Pacific Ocean and continue west passing the south side of the Hawaiian Islands and continuing west. This portion of the cruise ends at around 20°n, 165°e in the North Pacific Ocean. Detailed logs include the following sample data: ship-cruise, ship station, sample and number of samples, coordinates, date, local start and finish time, duration, wire angle, TDR no., corrected depth range, type tow, opening-closing, sampler type, ship speed, TSK flowmeter no. and reading, temperature, salinity. Logs also include the following environmental data: surface water temp., air temp., sky conditions, cloud cover, sea conditions, wave height, wind speed, water transparency, BT slide info, BS slide info, Hydro station no. and type, surface salinity sample no., core no., depth to bottom, other sample information, comments (successful tow? If not, why?), observer name. The back (verso) of the detailed logs record the following: Ship station, sample no., vol. H20 filtered, flowmeter calibration factor, displacement vol., wire angle data, hydro station data (depth, temp., salinity). Some detailed logs sheets include time-depth recorders (made by Benthos, Inc), which are approximately 3 inches in diameter. Each of these has a date, time, coordinates, ship name, recorder number, (and a place to record calibration).

Date Range

1967

Start Date

Jan 18, 1967

End Date

Apr 15, 1967

Access Information

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Topic

  • Marine biology
  • Invertebrates
  • Plankton
  • Marine biologists

Place

  • North Pacific Ocean
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Mexico, Gulf of
  • North Atlantic Ocean

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 4 Folder 7