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Data set name

Seismic reflection, magnetic and gravimetric survey of the Antarctic Peninsula (1989-90)

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Geophysics
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom November 1989 to January 1990
OngoingNo
Geographical area

4,202 km on 24 lines of seismic reflection, gravimetric and magnetometric survey of Antarctic Peninsula: Weddell Sea, Drake Passage, Amundsen and Bellingshausen Sea areas

Observations 
Parameters

Gravity; Seismic reflection

Instruments

Multi-channel seismic reflection systems; seismic refraction systems; gravimeters; satellite positioning systems

Description 
Summary

During the austral summer 1989-90 and in the framework of the Italian National Research Program in Antarctica coordinated by ENEA, the third geophysical survey was conducted in the waters surrounding Antarctica, with the systematic collection of seismic reflection, gravity and magnetic data. Some seismic refraction profiles have also been carried out in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The survey was conducted in three different areas: the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Pacific Ocean and the Ross Sea. The first part of the survey has been dedicated to the Antarctic Peninsula area (Weddell Sea, Drake Passage, Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas), where 4,202 km of profiles have been collected. The data have been collected with the following sampling parameters: Coverage = 3000 % Sample Rate = 4 ms Shot Interval = 50 m Streamer Length = 3000 m Streamer Depth = 12 m Group Interval = 25 m Number of Groups = 120 Record Length = 14 sec Air-Guns: - Total Volume = 45.16 l - Pressure = 140 bar - Depth = 6 m

OriginatorsOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Geophysics
Data web sitehttp://www.ogs.trieste.it/pnra/UO/uo.html
Availability 
OrganisationOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Geophysics
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDepartment Director (Department Director)
Address

OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Geophysics
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
Sgonico (Trieste),

34010
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-195
Global identifier3779
Last revised1993-06-03