Multibeam data were also collected aboard the R/V AHI (Acoustic Habitat Investigator), a 25' survey launch owned and operated by the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, HI. The R/V AHI's survey sensors include a 240 kHz RESON 8101-ER sonar providing bathymetry and imagery data, a TSS/Applanix POS/MV Model 320 which measures position, velocity, attitude and heading, and a Seabird SBE 19 CTD used to measure sound velocity profiles.
Specific equipment configurations are documented in metadata from cruises AHI0703 and HI0703. These metadata can be accessed at: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/cms/cruise-catalog/
PIBHMC, CRED, PIFSC, NOAA and JIMAR
These netCDF and ASCII grids were created using data gathered from multibeam soundings for use as a planning and reference document. The data are also being used for benthic habitat mapping, for locating Essential Fish Habitat, and for studying geologic features of the area. Refer to supplemental information for description of instrument and survey.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
- Access_Constraints: none
- These data are not to be used for navigation purposes.Please acknowledge NOAA (Office of Ocean Exploration and the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center), and the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) University of Hawaii as the sources of this information.
These data are not to be used for navigational purposes. NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.
|Data format:||These data can be downloaded as either a 2-D binary netCDF raster grid or an ArcGIS ASCII text file. The netCDF grid is the default grid file format used by GMT (Generic Mapping Tools), which created this file. More information can be located at http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/gmt/and http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/. The Arc ASCII file, for use in ESRI's (http://www.esri.com) GIS software, can be converted to an Arc Raster Grid using ArcToolbox ASCII to Raster conversion tool. in format netCDF|