Vema cruise 24 data sheets, January 1967-December 1967 : part 4, August 1967 to November 1967

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This item is part 4 of a 5 part unbound logbook from Vema 24, January to November, 1967. Part 4 covers cruise information taking place between August 07 to November 10, 1967. Summary of route: The cruise begins at around 17°s, 147°e between Townsville Australia and New Caledonia and sail west through the Arafura Sea into the Timor Sea and continue west into the Indian Ocean. They sail across the Indian Ocean, pass the southern tip of Africa, and continue west into the South Atlantic Ocean, ending this portion of the cruise at around 25° s, 44° w, off the coast near Rio de Janeiro. This item includes detailed logs, a title page ("V-24 : regular data sheets, Townsville -- Darwin -- Mauritius, # 633 - 703"), and flowmeter comparison numbers. 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


Start Date

Aug 07, 1967

End Date

Nov 10, 1967

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


  • South China Sea
  • Indian Ocean
  • South Atlantic Ocean
  • Coral Sea
  • Sulu Sea
  • Timor Sea
  • Arafura Sea


  • 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 4 Folder 10