Multibeam bathymetry raw data (EM 120 echosounder entire dataset) of RV SONNE during cruise SO184/2


Multibeam bathymetry raw data using the ship's own Kongsberg (Simrad) EM 120 multibeam echosounder was continuously recorded during RV SONNE cruise SO184/2. Data was recorded on 20 days between 2005-08-01 and 2005-08-20. This dataset contains an elongated transit survey east of Sumatra and Suva, Indonesia. Data covers parts of the continental shelf and continental slope. The approximate average depth of the entire dataset is around 2300m.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. No ancillary sound velocity profiles (SVP) files from the cruise are archived at the BSH, thus no SVP files are added to this dataset. However, data analysis of the multibeam raw data revealed that SVP has been changed 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.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,, 2022).

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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Creator Hebbeln, Dierk; Mohtadi, Mahyar
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2022
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
OpenAccess false
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 15780 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (96.360W, -8.536S, 109.168E, 1.683N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2005-08-01T05:44:25Z
Temporal Coverage End 2005-08-20T17:00:32Z