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Creator

Bé, Allan W.H., 1921-1983

Alternate Title

Coast Guard Cutter Half Moon

Abstract

This item contains cruise data from Coast Guard Cutter vessel Half Moon from July 20, 1959 to November 13, 1963. Data from the cruises covers plankton sampling in the North Atlantic Ocean near the mid-Altantic, New England United States, and Canada and near the Labrador Sea. The bulk of the collection consists of 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, surface salinity, core no., comments (successful? If not why?), observer name.

Date Range

1959-1963

Start Date

Jul 20, 1959

End Date

Nov 13, 1963

Access Information

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Topic

  • Marine biology
  • Invertebrates
  • Plankton
  • Marine biologists

Place

  • Labrador Sea
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • North Atlantic 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 8 Folder 3