Dataset: sonobuoy_whale
Deployment: NBP0103

Sonobuoy (Whale-acoustic) data
Principal Investigator: 
Dr John Hildebrand (University of California-San Diego, UCSD-SIO)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Deployment Synonyms:
Coordinated Deployments:

Working Procedure:
A sonobuoy is deployed and monitored until it is out of range. The length of time the sonobuoy can be heard depends on the speed of the ship, the sonobuoy's direction relative to the ship and the prevailing sea, ice and weather conditions. When a whale is heard, an attempt is made to identify the species and note it. If a seal is heard, it is just noted as a seal. The sonobuoy was set to scuttle after 8 hours.

Questions regarding these data should be directed to:
John Hildebrand
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla CA, 92093-0205


Last Updated February 22, 2006

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