Marine gravity data in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica), 1987/1989/1992/1995 (projects ANT-VI/3, ANT-VIII/5, ANT-X/2, ANT-XII/2)
Entry ID: AWI-EDMED_542_6

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Abstract: The aim of the marine gravity surveys in the Weddel Sea are:
a) to develop a model on the break-up of this part of Gondwana,
b) to map the ocean-continent boundary
c) to develop an idea about the evolution of the area since the break-up of

Sample rate was 10 s, corresponding to 25 m to 150 m depending on ship's speed.
Since the data have been collected over a long period of time, they are in
various stages of processing.

The following instrument was used: KSS 31/25 sea gravity meter.

The geographical coverage is as follows:
For ANT-VI/3, ANT-VIII/5, ANT-X/2: about 20000 km of gravity data have
been collected in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica.
These data cover the entire region from shelf to deep sea.

Data are available on request, but with special arrangement.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -69.0   S: -76.0   E: -12.0   W: -42.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-12-01
Stop Date: 1988-02-01
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GRAVIMETERS Ancillary Description
Originating Center
Data Center
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +49 471 / 4831- 1211
Fax: +49 471 / 4831- 1149
Email: jokat at
Contact Address:
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Geophysics Department
City: Bremerhaven
Postal Code: D - 27568
Country: Germany
Phone: +49-8153-281400
Fax: +49-8153-281343
Email: schroete at
Contact Address:
DLR/DFD Oberpfaffenhofen
Muenchner Str. 20
Postal Code: D-82234
Country: GERMANY
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Fuetterer(1988), Cruise Report ANT-VI, Berichte zur Polarforschung, Vol. 58
Miller and Oerter (1989/90), Cruise Report ANT-VII/5, Berichte zur
Polarforschung, Vol. 86

Miller ans Oerter, Cruise Report ANT-X/2, Berichte zur Polarforschung
Kaul(1991), Berichte zur Polarforschung, Vol 89.
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2003-06-25
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