Survey Identifier: NBP9908

Format Acronym: MGD77
Data Center File Number: 88010057
Parameters Surveyed Code: 50000
File Creation Date (yyyymmdd): 20031124
Source Institution: US NSF
Country: USA
Platform Name: R/V Nathaniel Palmer
Platform Type Code: 1
Platform Type: SHIP
Chief Scientist(s): Cande(Scripps), Stock(Caltech)
Project: Polar Programs
Funding: NSF
Survey Departure Date (yyyymmdd): 19990818
Port of Departure: Chile
Survey Arrival Date (yyyymmdd): 19990905
Port of Arrival: Port Lyttelton, New Zealand
Navigation Instrumentation: GPS
Bathymetry Instrumentation: SeaBeam 2112
Topmost Latitude of Survey: -38
Bottommost Latitude: -45
Leftmost Longitude: -173
Rightmost Longitude: -077
General Digitizing Rate of Bathymetry: 010
General Sampling Rate of Bathymetry: VAR W/ DEPTH
Additional Documentation: XBT data may be found on the cruise data CD. Due to a defect in the SeaBeam, software, which causes a loss of bottom detection when sea surface sound, velocities of less than 1500 m/sec are used, the data was all obtained with a, set sea surface sound velocity of 1500 m/sec on August 19, 22, 23, 29 and, September 2, 1999.
Number of Data Records: 21834

Min/Max Data Record:
Date: 1999 08 18
Latitude: -44.50022
Longitude: -172.24911
Bathymetry, Corrected Depth: 337.0

Min/Max Data Record:
Date: 1999 09 05
Latitude: -38.74301
Longitude: -77.74099
Bathymetry, Corrected Depth: 5955.0