Master tracks in different resolutions of METEOR cruise M187, Walvis Bay - Walvis Bay, 2023-01-25 - 2023-03-04


Raw data acquired by position sensors on board RV METEOR during expedition M187 were processed to receive a validated master track which can be used as reference of further expedition data. During M187 the motion reference unit Kongsberg SeaTex AS MRU-5 combined with Kongsberg SeaTex AS Seapath 320 and two C and C Technologies GPS receivers C-NAV3050 were used as navigation sensors. Data were downloaded from DAVIS SHIP data base ( with a resolution of 1 sec. Processing and evaluation of the data is outlined in the data processing report. Processed data are provided as a master track with 1 sec resolution derived from the position sensors' data selected by priority and a generalized track with a reduced set of the most significant positions of the master track.

This dataset contains the master track in 10 min resolution, for other resolutions please see "Other version" references.

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Creator Browning, Thomas J ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Publication Year 2023
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 10958 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-5.000W, -27.339S, 14.595E, -22.662N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2023-01-25T08:20:01Z
Temporal Coverage End 2023-03-04T09:13:19Z