Donated data 2021-604-DD

Identifier 2021-604-DD
Data provider Three donated AUV cruises were conducted aboard the MBARI R/V Rachel Carson from 25-28 April 2018, 14-19 March 2019, and 10-11 May 2019. These surveys targeted channel, pockmark, and structural features in the CalDIG (California Deepwater Investigations and Groundtruthing) study region. A total of 20 AUV dives between the three cruises were conducted. The MBARI AUV carries a Reson 7125, a 400 kHz multibeam sonar system, and an Edgetech 1-6 kHz Chirp sub-bottom profile system (e.g., Caress et al., 2008). The 20 AUV surveys contain coincident ultrahigh-resolution multibeam bathymetry and low-altitude Chirp data. During multibeam acquisition, Chirp tracklines were conducted parallel to multibeam contours and tied together with widerspaced crossing lines. All data were processed by MBARI technicians. AUV bathymetric data were generally gridded to ~1 m cell size, and Chirp sub-bottom profile data were altitude corrected. AUV bathymetry and Chirp data will available for download via a USGS data release in spring of 2021.
Location Morro Bay, California
Comments Location-Elevation USBL - Kearfott SeaDevil inertial navigation system (INS). Cruise affiliated with: 2021-603-DD and 2021-605-DD.
Itinerary
Start (port not specified) 2019-03-14
End (port not specified) 2019-03-19
Bounds
West -122.54150391
East -120.16845703
North 35.6215819
South 33.66949697

Personnel

Crew members
Information specialist(s)
Maureen AL Walton
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Seismics
Data type: Navigation, Sub Bottom Profiler

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Other Unknown, Profiles, Transects, Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation (no data reported)
0.5-16 kHz Sub Bottom Profiler (no data reported)
0.5-16 kHz receiver Sub Bottom Profiler (no data reported)

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity