Multibeam data were collected in 2007 aboard the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai, a 218' United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration research ship. The NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai's survey sensors include a 30 kHz Simrad EM300 sonar and a 300 kHz Simrad EM3002d sonar, which provide bathymetry and imagery data, a TSS/Applanix POS/MV Model 320, which measures position, velocity, attitude and heading, and a Seabird SBE 9/11 plus CTD used to measure sound velocity profiles.
Multibeam data were also collected aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette in 2010, a 224' (68 m) United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration research ship. The NOAA Ship Sette's survey sensors included a 240-kHz pole-mounted Reson 8101ER sonar, which provides bathymetry and imagery data, a TSS/Applanix POS/MV Model 320, which measures position,velocity, attitude and heading, and a Seabird SBE19 CTD used to measure sound velocity profiles.
Specific equipment configurations are documented in metadata from cruises AHI0307, AHI0702, HI0702 and SE1002. 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?
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- These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. Please acknowledge NOAA 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 and Arc ASCII|