Scientific Equipment

Permanent scientific equipment

 

EQUIPMENT

MFGR/MODEL

FREQ kHz

NOTE 

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

RDI Narrowband

 

150

 

UHDAS digital data acquisition system

 

Comm/Data Network

 


 


Ethernet, audiovisual in labs and staterooms. F/O and copper links.

 

Computer System

SUN Enterprise 450 Servers (2)

 

 


200Gbytes Disk: CD-ROM, DAT and Exabyte Tapes

 

Expendable bathythermograph

(XBT)                

Sippican MK 21

 

N/A

 

Digital underway temperature and sound speed profiles

 

Gravimeter

Bell BGM-3

 

N/A

 

 


Hydrographic Doppler Sonar

SIO/Pinkel

 

50/140

 

Profiles to depth of 1,000 m with 15 m depth resolution

 

Magnetometer

Marine Magnetic SeaSpy

N/A

 

Towed Overhauser magnetic field sensor

 

Motion reference units

Ixsea PHINS

 

TSS Marinus

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

Fiber-optic gyroscope inertial navigation system

Ring laser gyrocompass & motion sensor

 

Multibeam

EM120

12

150 deg swath, bathymetry & sidescan

Printers/Plotters

 


 


Laserjet/Color Inkjet

Sub-Bottom Profilers

Knudsen 320 B

 

3.5 / 12

 

Dual-frequency deep-water subbottom echosounder

 

 

Underway Data System

 


 


Meterological/Sea Surface

 

Work Stations

UNIX and PC

 

 


Numerous in Labs

 

  

Bioanalytical Lab with precision temperature control. Refrigerator and freezer walk-in chambers for sample storage/preparation. Use of isotopes is prohibited in ship's laboratories. Isotope isolation vans are available by request. Other equipment and technical services available on cruise-specific basis.

Vans: Numerous van placement locations on main deck, 01 level port side and forward on 02 deck.

Communications: INMARSAT satellite voice and data, VHF, HF radio and SSB voice.

E-mail:
All users are responsible for the cost of E-mail traffic both to and from the ship. Science party members (and crew) are allotted a $1/day allowance for E-mail expenses. Costs in excess of this allowance will be collected from users at the completion of each cruise.