Multibeam bathymetry raw data (Kongsberg EM 122 entire dataset) of RV SONNE during cruise SO248


Multibeam bathymetry raw data using the ship's own Kongsberg EM 122 multibeam echosounder was not continuously recorded during RV SONNE cruise SO248. Data was recorded on 29 days between 2016-05-01 and 2016-05-31. This dataset contains a transit survey in the Pacific Ocean, mostly from south to north heading, across the antimeridian (+/-180 degrees longitude). The approximate unprocessed depth measurements vary between 7200m and 600m water depth.The data are archived at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, BSH) and provided to PANGAEA database for data curation and publication. Ancillary sound velocity profiles (SVP) files from the cruise are archived at the BSH, thus SVP files are added to this dataset. Also, data analysis of the multibeam raw data revealed that SVP has been changed occasionally during the survey.This publication is conducted within the efforts of the German Marine Research Alliance in the core area 'Data management and Digitalization' (Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung, DAM).Data are unprocessed and therefore contains incorrect depth measurements (artifacts) without further processing. Note that refraction errors can be expected due to the lack of proper SVP. Overall, it appears that the data quality is rather good since the gridded hillshade data showed relatively few obstacles. Sometimes problems in centre beams can be observed, especially on date 2024-05-07.Data can be processed e.g. with the open source software package MB-System (Caress, D. W., and D. N. Chayes, MB-System: Mapping the Seafloor,, 2023).

These data should not be used for navigational purposes.Data publishing was realized by Daniel Damaske, MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (University Bremen).

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Metadata Access
Creator Simon, Meinhard
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 11296 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-176.475W, -33.328S, 176.049E, 58.908N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2016-05-01T20:21:46Z
Temporal Coverage End 2016-05-31T18:39:33Z