Ten days (18.-28.03.2014) continuous recordings from a surface-facing Simrad EK60 echosounder (38 and 200 kHz) moored at 885 m depth near Thuwal in the central Red Sea


A Simrad EK60 echosounder (38 and 200 kHz) was deployed on the bottom (885 m depth) in the central Red Sea near Thuwal for 10 days (18.-28.03.2014). The echosounder continuously recorded water column backscatter with a time resolution of around 0.5 pings s-1 to monitor the movement and abundance of scattering layers and individuals over depth and time. The data set consists of 359 raw echosounder files (35.44 GB) with file sizes between 0.7 and 168 MB.

This research was funded by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.942966
Related Identifier IsSupplementTo https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14114
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.942966
Creator Kaartvedt, Stein ORCID logo; Røstad, Anders ORCID logo; Christiansen, Svenja ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference Horizon 2020 https://doi.org/10.13039/501100007601 Crossref Funder ID 817806 https://doi.org/10.3030/817806 Sustainable management of mesopelagic resources
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 5728 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (38.710 LON, 22.080 LAT); Red Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2014-03-18T05:23:45Z
Temporal Coverage End 2014-03-29T01:38:41Z