Dataset: BMP2_ess
Deployment: NBP0104

BIOMAPERII environmental data from acoustics data stream
Principal Investigator: 
Peter H. Wiebe (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
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Environmental Data Stream (CTD Plus)
A Component of the BIOMAPERII Data Acquisition System

These data are from the Environmental Sensing System (ESS) a component of the BIO -Optical Multi-frequency Acoustical and Physical Environmental Recorder (BIOMAPER II)1 data acquisition system.

BIOMAPERII is a towed package consisting of a number of independent observational components: a multi-frequency sonar (Acoustics) system, a video plankton recorder (VPR) system, and an environmental sensor system (ESS). The incoming ESS environmental data is split into two data streams, one to be merged with the VPR data and one to be merged with the acoustics data. The reason being that there are times when either the Acoustic or VPR system may be turned off. Thus, there is a independent ESS data set to support either the Acoustic or VPR data streams.

The ESS data reported here are in support of the Acoustics data stream. See the data object "sv120data", 120 kHz acoustic backscatter data set.



¹Wiebe, P.H., et al., 2002, BIOMAPER-II: An Integrated Instrument Platform for Coupled Biological and Physical Measurements in Coastal and Oceanic Regimes. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 27(3):700-716.


²Fofonoff and Millard, 1983, UNESCO technical papers in Marine Sciences, #44.

Questions concerning this data set should be directed to:
Peter Wiebe
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
voice: (508) 289-2313
fax: (508) 457-2169

Last updated: Apr 20, 2006

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