Oceanographic data collected during the Gulf of Alaska 2004 Expedition (alaska2004) on RV Atlantis in Gulf of Alaska from July 30, 2004 - August 23, 2004 (NODC Accession 0072310)

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Title:
Oceanographic data collected during the Gulf of Alaska 2004 Expedition (alaska2004) on RV Atlantis in Gulf of Alaska from July 30, 2004 - August 23, 2004 (NODC Accession 0072310)
Abstract:
The 2004 Gulf of Alaska Seamount Expedition will use the deep submergence vehicle (DSV) Alvin to explore five large seamounts. Giacomini, Pratt, Welker, Denson, and Dickens seamounts stretch over a 400-nautical-mile section of the northeast Pacific, called the Kodiak-Bowie Seamount Chain. Operating from a base aboard the R/V Atlantis, scientists will dive to depths of up to 3,500 m to conduct a series of biological and geological investigations on these ancient volcanoes.

All four of the Principal Investigators aboard this cruise were part of the Gulf of Alaska Seamount Expedition in 2002, as were other scientific researchers, many of the ship's crew, the sub's crew, and the cruise coordinator. The research foci of this mission include:

- Geologic dating and characterization of the seamounts - Deep-sea coral distribution and genetics - Community ecology of deep-sea corals - Investigation of the microbial, invertebrate, and fish communities associated with the corals

Supplemental_Information:
The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research sponsored the collection of these data.

Expedition produced the following data: Cruise Plans and Objectives Documents, Cruise Summary Reports, Quick Look Report, 18 Dive Sample Logs, 4 Maps, Media Poster, 5 Sample Log Spreadsheets, Highlight Images and Captions Documents, Highlight Videos and Captions Documents, Video Annotations Logs, Fledermaus Images, Ship Map Images, Geophysical Raw Data (centerbeam and seabeam), Ship Sensor Raw Data (adcp, athena, athena90, CTD_cast, CTDgraphs, kundsen, xbt), Submersible Navigation Data (ACNAV, DVLNAV), Submersible Sensor Raw Data (alvin_ctd, athena_data_logger).

Other NOAA offices hold the data that NODC has not archived under this Accession.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), 20120503, Oceanographic data collected during the Gulf of Alaska 2004 Expedition (alaska2004) on RV Atlantis in Gulf of Alaska from July 30, 2004 - August 23, 2004 (NODC Accession 0072310): US National Oceanographic Data Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -146.774693
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.313052
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 56.708758
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.188988

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/gfx?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0072310> (JPEG)
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  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 30-Jul-2004
    Ending_Date: 23-Aug-2004
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data

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    US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER)
    Attn: Unknown
    SSMC 3, Tenth Floor 1315 East West Hwy
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
    UNITED STATES

    301-713-9444 (voice)
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BASIC RESEARCH


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NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.

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    US National Oceanographic Data Center
    Customer Service
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    Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
    USA

    301-713-3277 x148 (voice)
    301-713-3302 (FAX)
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    Downloadable Data

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    NOAA and NODC make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NODC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data.

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Dates:
Last modified: 21-May-2014
Metadata author:
US National Oceanographic Data Center
Data Officer
1315 East-West Hwy; SSMC3 4th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA

301-713-3272 (voice)
301-713-3302 (FAX)
NODC.DataOfficer@noaa.gov

Metadata standard:
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