Eltanin, data sheets, cruise 31, 1967

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This folder contains documents pertaining to Eltanin Cruise 31 from San Francisco to Pago Pago in November and December 1967. The bulk of the contents are a set of typed sheets (including photocopies and computer printouts) titled Daily Data Sheets, Eltanin Cruise 31, which contain multiple tables. Sheets are dated 16 November to 18 December 1967. For the tables with the heading Eltanin Data Sheet, fields include time GMT, lat. N., long. W., true crs, kts spd, crs & spd changes, pit log, depth uncor fms, wind azm, wind kts, air temp C, dew pt C, sfc temp C, wave dir, swell dir, and swell ht ft. Other tables on the data sheets appear to be logs of research activities, with location as the heading and containing the following fields: event, institution, no., time, and remarks. Events include seismic profiling, plankton net, midwater trawl, and others. Other tables with the heading Surface Meteorological Observations - USWB include the following fields: time GMT, could cover, visibility, sl pressure, and remarks, clouds, weather. Stations referred to in the tables are numbered 1 through 28A (some stations are designated with an "A" after the number). Several of the stations are mapped on a nautical chart in the folder. Smithsonian Institution employees comprise the Marine Biology program on the personnel list of the cruise; they are Robert H. Gibbs, Edward Foss, Herbert Kumph, and Roland H. Brown.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 16, 1967

End Date

Dec 18, 1967

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Fishes at (301) 238-1736 to make an appointment.


  • Marine Biology
  • Oceans
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Marine biology


Pacific Ocean


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Nautical charts

Accession #

SIA RU007220

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), collected notes, lists, catalogs, illustrations, and records on fishes, circa 1835-1974 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Fishes