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Time-lapse images of the PAP Sustained Observatory seafloor, May 2012 to April 2013.

Title

Time-lapse images of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory seafloor (4850m water depth), May 2012 to April 2013.

Author(s) Bett B.J. (1); Ruhl H. (1)

(1) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

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Abstract

This large dataset (2.5GB) comprises seafloor images from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory site, supplied as original .jpg files, together with supporting metadata on geolocation, water depth, date and time of collection. The images were collected using a free-fall time-lapse camera system 'Bathysnap' the general characteristics of which are documented by Bett (2003). The images relate to an 11 month deployment of the Bathysnap system at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory, which has a notional location of 48degrees 50' N 016degrees 30' W (4850m water depth), deployed May 2012 on RRS James Cook cruise JC071 and recovered April 2013 on RRS James Cook cruise JC085. Specifics of the data collection during these deployments of Bathysnap can be found in Lampitt (2013 and 2014) and Ruhl (2012). Bathysnap imagery forms a standard component of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory operations (see e.g. Hartman et al, 2012). The data are raw digital data (images) as offloaded from the camera system. No image manipulation has been undertaken and no modification of Exif (Exchangeable image file format) data has been undertaken. Images recorded on deck or in the water column have been removed from the dataset.

Temporal coverage May 2012 - April 2013
Spatial coverage Northeast Atlantic Ocean (40W)
File format Image
Language English
Discovery metadata record Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record
Publisher British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Publication date 13 October 2015
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/21e9ef8a-7562-4b9e-e053-6c86abc0ccb8
Short DOI doi:10/79r
Citation text Bett B.J.; Ruhl H. (2015). Time-lapse images of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory seafloor (4850m water depth), May 2012 to April 2013. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/79r.

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