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Schenke, Hans Werner; Gauger, Steffen (2007): AWI Bathymetric Chart of the Gakkel Ridge (AWI BCGR) (Scale 1:150,000). Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA,

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The 1 : 1,500,000 AWI Bathymetric Chart of the Gakkel Ridge (AWI BCGR) has been developed from multibeam data measured during the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge Expedition in 2001 (AMORE 2001, ARK-XVII/2). This expedition was conducted to investigate the Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic Ocean and was carried out by the icebreaking research vessels RV Polarstern and USCGC Healy. Polarstern is equipped with the multibeam sonar system Hydrosweep DS-2, whereas Healy carries Seabeam 2112. During the expedition an area of 8890 km length and 18 - 46 km width, situated between 82°N/8°W and 87°N/75°E, was surveyed simultaneously by both vessels. Water depths ranged from 566 to 5673 meters. Dense sea ice cover derogated the sonar measurements and decreased data quality. Data errors were corrected in an extensive post-processing. The data of two different sonar systems had to be consolidated in order to derive a high resolution bathymetry of the Gakkel Ridge. Final result was a digital terrain model (DTM) with a grid spacing of 100 meters, which was utilized for generating the map series AWI Bathymetric Chart of the Gakkel Ridge, consisting of ten map sheets.
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Gauger, Steffen (2002): Aufbereitung, Visualisierung und Analyse einer bathymetrischen Vermessung im westlichen Teil des Gakkel-Rücken. Diploma Thesis, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Hamburg, 137 pp, hdl:10013/epic.34038.d001
Thiede, Jörn (2002): POLARSTERN ARKTIS XVII/2 : Cruise Report: AMORE 2001 (Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge Expedition). Berichte zur Polar- und Meeresforschung = Reports on Polar and Marine Research, 421, 390 pp,
Further details:
Schenke, Hans Werner; Hatzky, Jörn (2002): Processing, visualisation and analysing of multibeam data from different systems gathered during the AMORE expedition 200. Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany, archived web pages, hdl:10013/epic.37331.d001
Median Latitude: 84.916650 * Median Longitude: 39.500000 * South-bound Latitude: 82.583300 * West-bound Longitude: -9.000000 * North-bound Latitude: 87.250000 * East-bound Longitude: 88.000000
Gakkel_Ridge * Latitude Start: 87.250000 * Longitude Start: 88.000000 * Latitude End: 82.583300 * Longitude End: -9.000000 * Campaign: ARK-XVII/2 (PS59 AMORE) * Basis: Polarstern
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