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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
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Another tornado - this one in South Dakota. Carl Aslakson later wrote that this cleared his inventory of long-lost items. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
South Dakota Summer 1934
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Having a little cheer on a day off in Willmar. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Minnesota, Willmar August 1934
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Camp at the end of the line - Carl Aslakson ran a tight ship. Triangulation from Louisiana to the Canadian border in 1934. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Minnesota, Baudette September 1, 1934
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Camp at the end of the line - Carl Aslakson ran a tight ship. Triangulation from Louisiana to the Canadian border in 1934. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Minnesota, Baudette September 1, 1934
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The camp at Alva. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Oklahoma, Alva Mid-December 1934
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Still a lot of tents but more and more trailers. The camp at Benjamin Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
Texas, Benjamin May 1935
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An all trailer camp - date and time unidentified. The days of the tent camps in the Lower 48 were over.
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Comparison between tent camps and trailer camps. An overnight innovation - trailers became the only way to go in 1935. Triangulation party of Carl I. Aslakson
April 1934 to May 1935
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Shorty and Novak at rest waiting for night observations. Camp on Gulf of Mexico
1954
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Camp on the Porcupine River
1955
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Camp on the Porcupine River
1955
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Astro camp at Pop Lake, Alaska
1955
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Camp at Wide Bay, Alaska
1955
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Taking a shower - Alaska style
1955
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Bear bait - sometimes this was the best that could be done for a camp
1955
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Birdseye view of an orderly campsite
1955
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Bob Pryce - the well-dressed field man
1955
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Camping in the mountains
1955
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Camping in the bush
1955
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Waiting for dinner at the end of a long day
1955
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Camp in the thickets
Alaska Peninsula 1944
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Camp at Bettles, Alaska. Just above the Arctic Circle
Alaska Central, Bettles 1955
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Camp at Bettles, Alaska. Just above the Arctic Circle
Alaska Central, Bettles 1955
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Camp haircut at Pop Lake
Alaska 1955
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Beach erosion studies. As property values increased, beach erosion studies became important. Raymond Stanton Patton, Director of C&GS 1929-1938, was a pioneer in this field
Atlantic coast 1930
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Beach erosion studies. As property values increased, beach erosion studies became important. Raymond Stanton Patton, Director of C&GS 1929-1938, was a pioneer in this field
Atlantic coast 1930
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Tsunami inundating Hilo, Hawaii. Note man on pier. This disaster provided impetus for C&GS to establish tsunami warning system
Hilo, Hawaii April 1946
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Tsunami warning station established at Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Many warning stations established at permanent tide station installations
1949
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Time lines for tsunami paths from various epicenters to Hawaii.
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Earthquake uplift at McLeod Harbor, Montague Island. C&GS surveys followed Good Friday Alaska earthquake of 1964. 31 feet of uplift necessitated resurveys of many areas. Investigations off of HODGSON
Alaska, Montague Island 1964
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Current buoys with lights, radar reflectors, and F.M. transceivers. C&GS surveys followed Good Friday Alaska earthquake of 1964. Current surveys conducted with hydrographic surveys. Investigations off of HODGSON
Alaska 1964
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Landslide scar at Hanning Bay. C&GS surveys followed Good Friday Alaska earthquake of 1964. Earthquake triggered landslide in Hanning Bay. Investigations off of HODGSON
Alaska, Montague Island, Hanning Bay 1964
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Gravity observations with Worden Gravimeter. This instrument used for land ties for marine gravity surveys. Off of LESTER JONES
Alaska, Juneau 1964
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Deployment of experimental deepsea tide gauge. Off the EXPLORER in the Gulf Stream
North Carolina, Cape Hatteras area July 1966
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Deployment of experimental deepsea tide gauge. Off the EXPLORER in the Gulf Stream
North Carolina, Cape Hatteras area July 1966
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IXTOC 1 oil well blowout in Bay of Campeche. Oil spill studied by RESEARCHER
Mexico, Bay of Campeche 1979
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IXTOC 1 oil well blowout from helicopter platform on RESEARCHER
Mexico, Bay of Campeche September 21, 1979
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Snarled anchor cable and current meter cables. Sometimes things go seriously wrong. Current studies in SE Alaska
Southeast Alaska 1910?
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Current pole on the PATTERSON.
Alaska 1913
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Price Current Meter used on the SURVEYOR.
Alaska 1922
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Ekman Current Meter used on the SURVEYOR.
Alaska 1922
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Albert J. "Hoskie" Hoskinson helping deploy bi-filar current meter. Current party of Ralph W. Woodworth, lower left. Current studies in Boston Harbor. Newspaper clipping from Boston Post, June 20, 1926
Massachusetts, Boston 1926
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Scaling the tapes from recording current meters. Working on the OCEANOGRAPHER.
North Carolina coast 1940
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Test designs for buoys for Roberts Radio Current Meters. Buoy designs by Elliott B. Roberts. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1941
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Simulated 10.8 knot current as buoy streamed from bow of test vessel. Buoy design for Roberts Radio Current Meter. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1941
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Simulated 6.4 knot current as buoy streamed from bow of test vessel. Buoy design for Roberts Radio Current Meter. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1941
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Components of Roberts Radio Current Meter. This meter was invented by Elliott B. Roberts. It was the first current system to telemeter current information. Buoy telemetry was an outgrowth of RAR radio-sono-buoy technology. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1942
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Roberts Radio Current Meter ready to be deployed. This meter was invented by Elliott B. Roberts. It was the first current system to telemeter current information. Buoy telemetry was an outgrowth of RAR radio-sono-buoy technology. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1942
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Streamlined buoy and Roberts Radio Current Meter ready for deployment. This meter was invented by Elliott B. Roberts. It was the first current system to telemeter current information. Buoy telemetry was an outgrowth of RAR radio-sono-buoy technology. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1942
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Preparing a streamlined buoy for planting with Roberts Radio Current Meter. Inventor Elliott B. Roberts kneeling next to buoy. It was the first current system to telemeter current information. Buoy telemetry was an outgrowth of RAR radio-sono-buoy technology. Tests conducted on LESTER JONES
Puget Sound, Washington 1942

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