Eltanin cruise 14 : tow data book, August 1964-September 1964

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Abstract

This unbound logbook contains detailed data logs for Eltanin cruise 14 from August 02 to September 05, 1964. Also included is an envelope containing a plotting chart. There are 163 leaves of sheets with content; there are several blank sheets. Summary of route: Starting point is approximately 49° s 159° w. Eltanin stops at various points in the South Pacific Ocean and Southern Ocean making a roughly U shaped pattern. Ending point is approximately 54° s 124° w 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. Special hydro station data sheets and "multiple opening and closing plankton tows" sheets are also included. Some log sheets are accompanied by graphs. Some log sheets are accompanied by time-depth recorders, (made by Benthos, Inc), which are approximately 3 inches in diameter.

Date Range

1964

Start Date

Aug 02, 1964

End Date

Sep 05, 1964

Access Information

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Topic

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

Place

  • South Pacific Ocean
  • Southern Ocean

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks
  • Charts (graphic documents)
  • Graphs

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 7 Folder 5