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Data set name

Morphology and sediments of the Flemish Banks (cruise 91/G15)

Data holding centreGhent University, Laboratory of Physical Geography - Research Unit of Marine and Coastal Geomorphology
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 17 to 19 June 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Belgian Continental Shelf - Flemish Banks (Middelkerke Bank, Kwintebank, Buiten Ratel, Oost Dyck and Gootebank)

Observations 
Parameters

Sediment resuspension; Sediment accumulation rate; Sediment acoustics

Description 
Summary

a) Bathymetric recording over Flemish Banks. Sampling of superficial sediments. Purpose: detection of volumetrical, morphological and sedimentological changes of seafloor. Platform: Belgica. Instrumentation: see 'parameters'. Sampling method: continuous analog echosounding; Van Veen bottom sampling. b) Analog recording, 2 channels (210, 33 kHZ). Positioning: Syledis (accuracy: 2m). c) Continuous profiling along a grid with 1800m interval. d) Spatial resolution:- grid (1800m) - profiles (0.25m). e) Acquisition of data carried out in 3 days. f) Bathymetric recordings: 300 miles. Bottom samples: 84 samples. g) Sources of data: Lab. for Physical Geography.

OriginatorsGhent University, Laboratory of Physical Geography - Research Unit of Marine and Coastal Geomorphology
Availability 
OrganisationGhent University, Laboratory of Physical Geography - Research Unit of Marine and Coastal Geomorphology
AvailabilityOrganisation
ContactProf. C. Vernemmen
Address

Ghent University, Laboratory of Physical Geography - Research Unit of Marine and Coastal Geomorphology
RUMACOG Ghent University Geography Department Krijgslaan 281-S8
Gent

B-9000
Belgium

Telephone+32 9 264 46 95
Facsimile+32 9 264 49 70
Emailcarlos.vernemmen@rug.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11022002
Global identifier1038
Last revised2009-08-12