Multibeam collection for NBP0206: Multibeam data collected aboard Nathaniel B. Palmer from 2002-10-30 to 2002-11-08, San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA

NBP0206

This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at https://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/bathymetry/
  • Cite as: Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) (2002): Multibeam Sonar Bathymetry Data collected aboard Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP0206). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [url], [access date]
  • gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.multibeam:NBP0206_Multibeam
gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.multibeam:NBP0206_Multibeam
Search Data
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  • NCEI Multibeam Cruise Landing Page (download)
    Information regarding multibeam data collection from cruise - including cruise metadata and download access
  • Multibeam Survey List (download)
    Listing of cruise that includes basic information about the cruise and option for downloading all cruise data
Distribution Formats
  • Simrad multibeam processing format
    • File Specification: Old and new Simrad multibeams, EM12S, EM12D, EM121, EM120, EM300, EM100, EM1000, EM950, EM1002, EM3000, bathymetry, amplitude, and sidescan, up to 254 beams, variable pixels, ascii + binary, MBARI
  • NCEI created ISO metadata
    • File Specification: ISO standard XML metadata generated during data ingest
  • Simrad multibeam vendor format
    • File Specification: Simrad EM120, EM300, EM1002, EM3000, bathymetry, amplitude, and sidescan, up to 254 beams, variable pixels, ascii + binary, Simrad
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset Principal Investigator Leger, Dave
Chief Scientist
RPSC
Coverage Description Global extent, including oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and bays
Time Period 2002-10-30 to 2002-11-08
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 34.4472729772055
S: 32.7900032176775
E: -118.522642151126
W: -121.313592359253
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Simrad multibeam and dynamic position test/Coring
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2002-10-30
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose The intent of these data is to make high-resolution bathymetry available to the public for a wide variety of uses such as research and earth science analysis. These data are not intended to be used for navigation. Nautical charts produced and certified by NOAA should be used for navigational purposes. For more information on NOAA's nautical charts, go to NOAA's Office of Coast Survey website at: http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov.
Use Limitations
  • Not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For navigation, please refer to the NOS nautical chart series.
  • These data are considered raw and have not been subjected to the NOAA's quality control or quality assurance procedures. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) (2002): Multibeam Sonar Bathymetry Data collected aboard Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP0206). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [url], [access date]
Originators
  • Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS)
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
  • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS > WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING > DATA SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL
  • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING
Data Center keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > MSBS > Multibeam Swath Bathymetry System
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > MBES > Multibeam Mapping System
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > SONAR > Sound Navigation and Ranging
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS > GPS RECEIVERS
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS > GPS/IMU > Global Positioning System/Inertial Measurement Unit
Project keywords
  • Simrad multibeam and dynamic position test/Coring
Use Constraints No constraint information available
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Other Constraints Cite as: Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) (2002): Multibeam Sonar Bathymetry Data collected aboard Nathaniel B. Palmer (NBP0206). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [url], [access date]
Fees Fee information not available.
Lineage information for: series
Lineage Statement Multibeam data is collected by vessels of varying characteristics including ships, small boats, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NGDC) archive raw data, processed data, and associated products. All data and products are made available to the public via NCEI's map services and search interfaces.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Platform
    Operation
    • NBP0206
    Last Modified: 2016-12-22
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