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Data set name

Morphology and sediments of the Flemish Banks (cruise 92/G11)

Data holding centreGhent University, Laboratory of Physical Geography - Research Unit of Marine and Coastal Geomorphology
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 4 to 8 May 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

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

Observations 
Parameters

Sediment resuspension; Sediment accumulation rate; Sediment acoustics

Description 
Summary

a) Bathymetric recording over shelf banks. Side scan sonar recordings on shelf banks and swales. Purpose: detection of volumetrical, morphological and sedimentological changes of seafloor, study of residual sediment transport paths. Platform: Belgica. Instrumentation: see 'Instruments'. Sampling method: continuous analog echosounding; continuous sonograph recording. b) Analog bathymetric data are digitized and corrected for tidal movements. Analog sonographs are processed to bedform maps. Positioning performed with Syledis (accuracy: 5m). c) Continuous profiling along reference lines. d) Spatial resolution of bathymetric data: one data per 2.5 metres. Slant range of sonograph recordings: 100m per channel. e) Volumetric time series on the Flemish Banks: between 3 and 10 years. f) Bathymetric recordings: 329 miles. Sonograph recordings: 64 miles. g) Sources of data: Lab. of 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 identifier11022005
Global identifier1041
Last revised2009-08-12