Dataset: RV Investigator Voyage IN2015_C01 EM122 Multibeam Echosounder Data


This record describes multibeam echosounder data collected on RV Investigator research charter IN2015_C01, 'GAB deep water geological and benthic ecology program,' which departed Hobart on the 25 October and returned to Port Lincoln on the 28 November. A short sea trial voyage (October 22 - 25, Hobart - Hobart) was undertaken prior to the charter. Data for those days is also included in this data set.

The Kongsberg EM122 multibeam echosounder was used to acquire seafloor bathymetry, backscatter information and watercolumn backscatter.

The EM122 provides a 1 degree by 1 degree angular resolution. The echosounder's nominal frequency is 12 kHz.

Data are stored in *.all raw format for bathymetry and backscatter and *.wcd format for watercolumn backscatter at CSIRO. There are 1658 files totalling 58.5 GB of raw data in this dataset.

Sound velocity profiles were applied to this data during data acquisition. Bathymetry data contained in *.all format are corrected for motion and position.

Tide corrections were not applied to the processed data. Processed data had outliers removed. Processed line data are available in *.gsf and ascii format.

Additional information regarding this dataset, including information on processing streams, is contained in the GSM data acquisition and processing report. Additional data products may be available on request.

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