Vema cruise 24 data sheets, January 1967-December 1967 : part 2, April 1967 to May 1967

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Abstract

This item is part 2 of a 5 part unbound logbook from Vema 24, to November 1967. Part 2 covers cruise information taking place between April 15 to May 20, 1967. Summary of route: The cruise begins at around 20°n, 165°e in the North Pacific Ocean and stops at various points in the North Pacific between the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines, going south and east at first, then back north and west, ending in the Philippine Sea at around 18°n, 131°e. 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

Apr 15, 1967

End Date

May 20, 1967

Access Information

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Topic

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

Place

  • Philippine Sea
  • North Pacific 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 8