Multibeam bathymetry from areas in the central Arctic Ocean, starting and ending in Tromsø, Norway.
High-resolution bathymetry data are commonly used to study, for example, general seafloor geology, glacial morphology, bottom habitats, and bottom current activities. The data were collected from Swedish icebreaker Oden during the Arctic Ocean 2018 (AO18) expedition.
The bathymetry is acquired with a multibeam echo-sounder. The data are provided in the form of a compiled Digital Terrain Model with a grid cell size of 50 – 100 m. The processing of the raw data was carried out using the Qimera software by QPS.
Marine Bathymetry Geophysics Arctic Ocean Bathymetry Seafloor morphology Multibeam AO18 expedition Icebreaker Oden
Axel Meiton (2021) High-resolution bathymetry data from the Arctic Ocean 2018 expedition. Dataset version 1. Bolin Centre Database. https://doi.org/10.17043/oden-ao-2018-bathymetry-1
Jakobsson M, Mayer LA, Bringensparr C, Castro CF, Mohammad R, Johnson P, Ketter T, Accettella D, Amblas D, An L, Arndt JE, Canals M, Casamor JL, Chauché N, Coakley B, Danielson S, Demarte M, Dickson M-L, Dorschel B, Dowdeswell JA, Dreutter S, Fremand AC, Gallant D, Hall JK, Hehemann L, Hodnesdal H, Hong J, Ivaldi R, Kane E, Klaucke I, Krawczyk DW, Kristoffersen Y, Kuipers BR, Millan R, Masetti G, Morlighem M, Noormets R, Prescott MM, Rebesco M, Rignot E, Semiletov I, Tate AJ, Travaglini P, Velicogna I, Weatherall P, Weinrebe W, Willis JK, Wood M, Zarayskaya Y, Zhang T, Zimmermann M, Zinglersen KB, (2020) The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean Version 4.0. Scientific Data 7:176. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0520-9
The bathymetric data are provided as processed grids, with a grid cell size of 50 – 100 m. The grids are provided both in polar stereographic projection (IBCAO Polar Stereographic, EPSG 3996, true scale at 75 degrees north) and unprojected WGS 84 and in geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude). The horizontal datum is WGS 84 and the vertical datum is instantaneous sea level, implying that the vertical level has not been corrected for tides. For each projection, the bathymetric data grids are available in four formats: GeoTiff, netCDF, ASCII XYZ and ESRI Arc ASCII grid. Data are also illustrated as JPEG images.
The data were acquired in summer 2018 from Swedish icebreaker (IB) Oden during the AO2018 expedition. A Kongsberg EM122 1° × 1°, 12 kHz, multibeam echo-sounder was hull-mounted in IB Oden. Position, heading and attitude data were received from a Kongsberg-Seatex Seapath 320 navigation unit (GPS and GLONASS) with attached MRU5 motion sensor. The exact speed of sound at the multibeam transducers was provided by a Valeport Mini SVS/T sound speed and temperature sensor mounted in the sea-chest in Oden’s hull, close to the multibeam transducer arrays. This was interfaced with the multibeam system directly. In addition, sound speed profiles for the entire water column were provided by CTD (Conductivity, Temperature, Depth) stations as well as XBT (Expendable Bathy Thermograph) probes.
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Earth science > Oceans > Bathymetry/seafloor topography > Bathymetry
Ocean > Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean 2018 expedition
Bolin Centre Database