Eltanin cruise 9, August 1963-September 1963

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Creator

Bé, Allan W.H., 1921-1983

Abstract

This unbound logbook contains detailed data logs for Eltanin cruise 9 August 13 to September 13, 1963 (although the title erroneously indicates different dates). Also includes miscellaneous sample and flowmeter reading data, and a plotting map of the cruise route with whimsical sketches of the Eltanin vessel and the wind. Summary of route: Starting at 40° s 40° w in the South Atlantic Ocean, east, then south into Southern Ocean, making a look around South Georgia (Falkland Islands). Depth/time graphs and "multiple opening and closing plankton tows" worksheets are included at various times throughout document. Detailed data log sheets record the following information: Ship and cruise no., station no., sample number, total no. samples, coordinates, date, local time, tow type, net in, net out, length of tow, wire angle at max depth, flowmeter reading, corrected depth range, flowmeter no., displacement vol., flowmeter calibration factor, corrected displ. vol., vol. H20 filtered, wire angle information, sky condition, sea condition, surface water temperature, BT slide no., BT temperatures, hydro station data, surface salinity, core no., secchi disk, comments (successful? If not why?), observer name. The back of these forms record BT slide data. Some sheets record hydro station data. Some sheets include time-depth recorders, (made by Benthos, Inc), which are approximately 3 inches in diameter.

Date Range

1963

Start Date

Aug 13, 1963

End Date

Sep 13, 1963

Access Information

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Topic

  • Marine biology
  • Invertebrates
  • Plankton
  • Marine biologists

Place

  • Southern Ocean
  • South Atlantic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks
  • Plotting charts
  • Graph

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 6 Folder 14