Marine Geoscience Data System
TN236 Backscatter:Acoustic, Bathymetry:Swath, Sidescan
Processed ship-based Multibeam Sonar Data (version 2) acquired near the Lau Back-arc Basin during the Thomas G. Thompson expedition TN236 (2009)
This data set was acquired with a ship-based Kongsberg EM300 Multibeam Sonar system during Thomas G. Thompson expedition TN236 conducted in 2009 (Chief Scientist: Dr. Anna-Louise Reysenbach). These data files are of MBSystem format and include Sidescan, Acoustic Backscatter, and Swath Bathymetry data and were processed by the GMRT Team using the open source MB-System multibeam sonar processing software as part of the GMRT Synthesis effort. These data are included in the GMRT Synthesis, version 2.0. Data were acquired as part of the project(s): Diversity and distribution of thermoacidophiles at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and Collaborative Research: Using thermocouple arrays to investigate temporal and spatial microbial colonization in actively forming hydrothermal vent deposits, and funding was provided by NSF grant(s): OCE07-28391, OCE07-51839, and OCE07-52469.
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The data have been processed/modified to a level beyond that of basic quality control (e.g. final processed sonar data, photo-mosaics).

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