Horizontal accuracy is 20m (no differential GPS correctors applied), vertical accuracy is depth dependent (~1% of water depth), WGS84 datum. These data are not to be used for navigation. Depths mapped range from 10 - 250 m. The AHI was deployed from the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai and concurrent mapping was done using Simrad EM300 and EM3002D sonars aboard the ship; metadata for HI-05-08 are submitted separately.
The AHI's equipment serial numbers, software versions and sensor configuration settings are as follows:
RESON 8101-ER multibeam echosounder Transducer serial #: 201004 Firmware, dry: 8101-2.07-2D4D Firmware, wet: 8101-1.06-2F6B
R/V AHI POS/MV Model 320, version 3 PCS serial #: 474 IMU serial #: 203 Controller software: v 2.1 PCS Firmware: 2.16, Sep 15, 2004
Seabird SBE19 CTD: Serial #: 3029
R/V AHI Lever Arm Distances and Alignment Offsets: The R/V AHI Reference Point (RP) is defined to be the intersection of the vessel's centerline, the cabin deck and the bulkhead immediately aft of the transducer. This is marked by a punch in the deck weld at that location. Positive X means the point is forward of the RP, positive Y means the point is to starboard of the RP, positive Z means the point is below the RP. The loaded waterline is defined as the intersection of the vessel's performance wing with the hull at the transom.
POS/MV Settings: RP to IMU, m 0.80 0.00 0.08 RP to Primary GPS(port),m 0.85 -0.50 -2.29 RP to Vessel, m 0.16 0.00 0.77 IMU w.r.t. Ref. Frame, deg 0.00 0.00 0.00 RP to Heave lever arm, m -0.67 0.00 0.00 RP to Sensor 1(MB transducer), m 0.16 0.00 0.77 RP to Sensor 2 0 0 0 Sensor 1 rotation Ref. Frame, deg 0 0 0 Sensor 2 rotation Ref. Frame, deg 0 0 0 Antenna Baseline Distance: 1.229
ISS2000 Settings for RESON DTC: Roll Bias, deg 0.42 Pitch Bias, deg 0.0 Gyro Bias, deg 0.0 Transducer depth, m 0.62
Resource Description: Reson 8101ER Multibeam Sonar Data from Cruise AHI-05-08 (R/V AHI)
These data are also archived through NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center at <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/bathymetry/multibeam.html>
Data Format - Generic Sensor Format, as described in <http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/pi/MB-System/formatdoc/gsf_spec.pdf>