Sub-Surface Oil Monitoring Cruise (GU1002, EK60)

Objectives were to evaluate ability of acoustic echosounder measurements to detect and localize a sub-surface plume of oil or related hydrocarbons released from the Deepwater Horizon well-head using the Simrad EK60 echosounder, collect fluid samples to confirm acoustc scattering targets, collect temperature, dissolved oxygen, and fluorometry profiles in the vicinity of the plume, and assess abundance and distribution of zooplankton, phytoplankton, and larval fish.
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2010): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (GU1002, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V598852N [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • Simrad EK60 raw (.raw) format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Simrad EK60 raw files. See the Simrad EK60 interface specification manual for additional information.
Ordering Instructions Contact the NCEI Water Column Sonar Data Manager to order data
Distributor Chuck Anderson
Water Column Sonar Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4742
wcd.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Charles H. Thompson
Physical Scientist
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
228-688-2097
charles.h.thompson@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Tom Weber
Assistant Professor
UNH/CCOM-JHC
603-862-1659
weber@ccom.unh.edu
Dataset Principal Investigator Sam Greenaway
Commissioned Officer
NOS/OCS/CSDL/HSTB
301-713-2653 x152
samuel.greenaway@noaa.gov
Time Period 2010-05-27T16:57:24 to 2010-06-04T13:06:17
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.32413
S: 28.06667
E: -87.06667
W: -88.90242
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • creation: 2010-05-27
    Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
    Data Update Frequency Not planned
    Purpose Measure volume scattering strength profiles along transects near the Deepwater Horizon well-head using EK60 echosounder and evaluate ability to characterize vertical and horizontal distribution of sub-surface oil plume.
    Use Limitations
    • 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.
    • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
    Dataset Citation
    • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2010): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (GU1002, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V598852N [access date]
    Custodians
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Resource Providers
    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center
    Points of Contact
    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center
    • UNH/CCOM-JHC> Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping - Joint Hydrographic Center
    Publishers
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Scattering
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Pelagic
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Aquatic Ecosystems
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
    Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) 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
    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > WCMS > Water Column Mapping System
    Place keywords International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Sea Area ("Limits of Oceans and Seas" publication S-23)
    • Gulf of Mexico
    Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
    • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2010): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (GU1002, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V598852N [access date]
    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.
    • Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
    Fees
    • Free
    Lineage information for: series
    Processor
    • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
    Lineage information for: series
    Lineage Statement
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • Simrad EK60
    Platform
    • Gordon Gunter (GU)
    Operation
    • GU1002_EK60
    Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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