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Oceanography, sea seismic surveys and benthic surveys of the New Zealand sub-Antarctic Islands areas (Auckland and Campbell Islands), the Macquarie Ridge area and the ocean between New Zealand and the Ross Sea
Entry ID: K002_1959_1963_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Oceanographic, sea seismic surveys and benthic surveys were conducted aboard research vessels (HMNZS Endeavour, Wilhoite, Rotoiti, USS Burton Island) between 1959 and 1963. The principal aim of the benthic surveys was to investigate the distribution of fauna between the Antarctic and New Zealand and at the same time survey the sediments and hydrology. Grab samples were obtained for rocks, sediments and biological samples. Oceanographic studies included towing a proton magnetometer behind the ship to measure the total strength of the earth's magnetic field, continuous recordings of sea surface water temperature, bathythermograph observations (temperature and pressure changes), water samples for 14C analysis, salinity and temperature and echo soundings for seismic surveys.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -40.0   S: -80.0   E: 180.0   W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1959-01-01
Stop Date: 1963-01-01
Quality The cruise reports were submitted to Antarctica New Zealand and are archived in their logistic reports. Please contact the data centre for more information.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-02

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