Eltanin cruise 17 : plankton data sheets, March 1965-April 1965

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Abstract

This unbound logbook contains data from Eltanin cruise 17 from March 12 to May 13, 1965. Included are detailed log sheets, an envelope containing a plotting chart, and a report written by Mike Smiles summarizing the objective, methods, and occurrences of Eltanin 17. Summary of route: Eltanin 17 travels in a U shape, starting at 55° s 135° w, moving south to 68° s, east to 95° w, and north to 55° s. The bulk of the collection consists of 3 different data sheets recording the following information: "opening and closing plankton tows", "Nansen bottles", 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 data, BT temperatures, hydro station data, surface salinity, core no., secchi disk, comments (successful? If not why?), observer name. Some sheets are accompanied by graphs and time-depth recorders, (made by Benthos, Inc), which are approximately 3 inches in diameter.

Date Range

1965

Start Date

Mar 12, 1965

End Date

May 13, 1965

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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
  • Graphs
  • Plotting charts

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 9