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Gersonde, Rainer; Dufek, Tanja; Heinzl, Cornelia; Rohardt, Ann-Kathrin; Schenke, Hans Werner (2009): Swath sonar bathymetry during SONNE cruise SO202 (INOPEX) with links to multibeam raw data files. Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA,

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Multibeam data were measured during R/V SONNE cruise SO202 (INOPEX) along track lines of 6938 NM total length in the North Pacific and Bering Sea during transits and stationary work. Starting from Hokkaido (Japan) data were achieved east of the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench and south of the Aleutian Trench. The track crosses the Bowers Ridge, the continental margin of Alaska and the Umnak Plateau in the Bering Sea. Further data were gained in the North Pacific in the area of the Patton Seamounts, Gibson Seamount, Hess Rise and Shatsky Rise. The multibeam sonar system Simrad EM 120 from Kongsberg was operated using 191 beams and an aperture angle of 90° to 140° due to particular conditions. The refraction correction was achieved utilizing 6 CTD profiles measured during the cruise and one from cruise SO201. The quality of data might be reduced during bad weather periods. The dataset contains raw data that are not processed and thus may contain errors and blunders in depth and position.
Median Latitude: 47.991640 * Median Longitude: -179.070362 * South-bound Latitude: 37.711300 * West-bound Longitude: 149.247380 * North-bound Latitude: 60.465850 * East-bound Longitude: -148.622550
Date/Time Start: 2009-07-09T23:10:00 * Date/Time End: 2009-08-23T13:20:00
SO202/1-track * Latitude Start: 42.628500 * Longitude Start: 141.626800 * Latitude End: 35.112100 * Longitude End: 129.224300 * Date/Time Start: 2009-07-07T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2009-08-29T00:00:00 * Location: Sea of Ochotsk * Campaign: SO202/1 (INOPEX) * Basis: Sonne * Device: Underway cruise track measurements (CT) * Comment: Tomakomai - Pusan
Raw multibeam sonar data, format SIMRAD EM-120 (RAW), compressed with GZIP. One dataset contains a period of 60 minutes. The datasets are designed to folders each representing a survey line about 24 hours. SIMRAD raw data can be processed with the software packages CARIS HIPS/SIPS or with the open source software package MB-System ( Contact for data access.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
4Uniform resource locator/link to raw data fileURL rawSchenke, Hans WernerSwath-mapping system Simrad EM-120 (Kongsberg Maritime AS)Kongsberg Simrad Multibeam Format, hdl:10013/epic.37979.d001
5Uniform resource locator/link to metadata fileURL metaSchenke, Hans WernerStandard for Geospatial Metadata V.2
6Uniform resource locator/link to imageURL imageSchenke, Hans Wernerpreview in png-format
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