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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
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Sigsbee Sounding Machine - invented by Charles D. Sigsbee and modified from Thomson Sounding Machine. Basic design of ocean sounding instruments stayed the same for the next 50 years. Here the sounding machine is used to set a Pillsbury current meter at a known depth. In: "The Gulf Stream", by John Elliott Pillsbury, 1891. Call Number GC296.G9 P54 1891.
Washington Navy Yard 1880?
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The Pillsbury Current Meter which was invented by John Elliott Pillsbury. This instrument was used in Gulf Stream studies. In: "The Gulf Stream" by John Elliott Pillsbury, 1891. Call Number GC296.G9 P54 1891.
1885?
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Current meter. In: "The Gulf Stream", by John Elliott Pillsbury, 1891. Call Number GC296.G9 P54 1891.
1885?
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Diagram of possible sound wave paths in water. Wave-path O-C-E came close to describing refractive path of sound in SOFAR layer . Sound path model developed in 1930's for radio acoustic ranging work. Didn't yet understand the channeling effect of the velocity minimum. Furthest RAR use was out to 206 miles offshore in 1925
1934
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Stations used by Maurice Ewing in 1st offshore seismic reflection experiment. Conducted on board C&GS Ship OCEANOGRAPHER. Helped prove feasibility of measuring depth to basement rock from a ship. Work done with C&GS because of radio acoustic ranging experience. The beginning of offshore geophysical exploration
Virginia, Chesapeake Bay entrance 1935
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Ewing marine camera photo of bottom on continental shelf. Camera deployed from C&GS ship BOWEN. Inshore oceanographic studies
Offshore Delaware Bay area 1952
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Piston coring device deployed from C&GS ship BOWEN. Inshore oceanographic studies
Offshore Delaware Bay area 1952
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Paulson pipe dredge deployed from C&GS Ship PATHFINDER.
Northeast Pacific 1958
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Dredging operations on the EXPLORER. Seattle to Norfolk trip 1960 marked renaissance of oceanography in C&GS. Under direction of Dr. Harris B. Stewart
In transit, Seattle to Norfolk, Virginia 1960
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C&GS Ship PIONEER under Golden Gate Bridge. Magnetometer invented at Scripps deployed on this ship in late 1950's. Surveys from Pt. Conception to Cape Flattery discovered magnetic striping. Magnetic striping led to Theory of Seafloor Spreading. H. W. Menard called "among most significant geophysical surveys ever made"
San Francisco
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Early magnetic profiles from PIONEER surveys. Shows repeating pattern and offset at Mendocino Fracture Zone. Serendipitous that survey lines primarily east-west. Otherwise magnetic striping would not have showed clearly
Mendocino Fracture Zone, Northeast Pacific 1959?
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Dredge haul on EXPLORER. Thongs are asking for crushed foot
In transit, Seattle to Norfolk, Virginia 1960
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Fluxgate Magnetometer on deck of PIONEER. Believe same instrument used on late 1950's surveys
Northern California coast 1960
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High-speed Nekton tow off of EXPLORER. Seattle to Norfolk trip also integrated biological studies
In transit, Seattle to Norfolk, Virginia 1960
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Angelo Ferrara operating velocimeter. Instrument to measure velocity of sound in water
In transit, Seattle to Norfolk, Virginia 1960
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Angelo Ferrara operating winch for velocimeter. Instrument to measure velocity of sound in water
In transit, Seattle to Norfolk, Virginia 1960
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Deploying Fluxgate magnetometer on EXPLORER.
In transit, Seattle to Norfolk, Virginia 1960
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Deploying Fluxgate magnetometer on EXPLORER. Harris B. Stewart in black shirt
In transit, Seattle to Norfolk, Virginia 1960
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Deploying Fluxgate magnetometer on EXPLORER. Harris B. Stewart in black shirt
In transit, Seattle to Norfolk, Virginia 1960
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Deploying Shipek camera on EXPLORER. Harris B. Stewart in black shirt. Carl Shipek is in the middle with the cap on.
Atlantic Ocean 1960
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V. Ralph Sobieralski checking Precision Depth Recorder. On PIONEER during Kwajalein Island cable route survey.
Tropical Pacific 1960
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Test of V-fin thumper in water used for bottom penetration acoustics. Provided continuous sub-bottom profile. Off of EXPLORER
Massachusetts, SE of Nantucket Island 1961
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Deploying V-fin thumper during test. Provided continuous sub-bottom profile. Off of EXPLORER
Massachusetts, SE of Nantucket Island 1961
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Deep ocean bottom photograph. Off of EXPLORER
Massachusetts, SE of Nantucket Island 1961
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Deep ocean bottom photograph
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Deploying Nansen cast from PATHFINDER
Pacific Ocean, North Pacific 1961
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Oceanographic laboratory on the PIONEER. Harley D. Nygren on right. On early ocean mapping project - Hawaii to Aleutians
Pacific Ocean, North Pacific 1961
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Harley D. Nygren with Nansen bottle on the PIONEER. On early ocean mapping project - Hawaii to Aleutians
Pacific Ocean, North Pacific 1961
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Deploying bottom mounted gravity meter off of BOWIE. Establishing gravity range for calibration of underway gravity meters
California, off San Francisco 1962
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Deepsea bottom photograph off of EXPLORER. Test of camera system
Massachusetts, SE of Nantucket Island 1961
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Feasibility studies for potential nuclear waste dump site. Conducted for Atomic Energy Commission
New Jersey coast 1961
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Deploying bottom mounted gravity meter off of BOWIE. Establishing gravity range for calibration of underway gravity meters
California, off San Francisco 1962
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Deploying bottom mounted gravity meter off of BOWIE. Establishing gravity range for calibration of underway gravity meters
California, off San Francisco 1962
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Early sidescan sonar record showing targets. Tests run on HILGARD ASV-82
Massachusetts, Martha's Vineyard area 1963
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Early sidescan sonar record showing targets. Tests run on HILGARD ASV-82
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Early sidescan sonar record showing targets. Tests run on HILGARD ASV-82
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Example of Gulf Stream thermal wedge. Sounding artifact created by abrupt changes in water temperature. Observed on EXPLORER
North Carolina, Cape Hatteras May 26, 1965
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Detail of Gulf Stream thermal wedge. Detail of Precision Depth Recorder record showing artifact. Observed on EXPLORER
North Carolina, Cape Hatteras May 26, 1965
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Chart showing location of Gulf Stream thermal wedge. Observed on EXPLORER
North Carolina, Cape Hatteras May 26, 1965
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Sidescan sonar system on SURVEYOR. Used to explore for offshore extension of San Andreas Fault
California, Cape Mendocino area 1965
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Recovery of sidescan sonar system on SURVEYOR. Used to explore for offshore extension of San Andreas Fault
California, Cape Mendocino area 1965
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V-fin served as underwater kite to bring sensor close to bottom. Housed bottom penetration sonar. Deployed off of EXPLORER
Northeast coast of United States 1966
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Camera station on east rift of Mauna Kea. Cooperative studies between C&GS and USGS. Deployed off of SURVEYOR
Hawaii 1966
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Boomerang corer rigged for release. OCEANOGRAPHER maiden voyage. Eclipse expedition to South America
Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic 1966
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Hoisting deepsea current meter assemblage over starboard rail. Gulf Stream studies off the EXPLORER
Northeast coast of United States 1967
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Lowering a current meter buoy over the side and into the Gulf Stream. Deployment from EXPLORER
Northeast coast of United States 1967
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Fred Naugler with Nansen cast. North Pacific oceanographic studies on the SURVEYOR
Pacific Ocean, North Pacific 1967
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Dredge sample on deck - all hands want to see what's there. On the bow of the SURVEYOR
Pacific Ocean, North Pacific 1967
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Vice Admiral H. Arnold Karo. Expedition leader on OCEANOGRAPHER round the world cruise. Karo was responsible for building the NOAA fleet of the 60's through early 90's Karo's vision was the multi-disciplinary ship. OCEANOGRAPHER used for physical, geophysical, and meteorological oceanography
1967
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OCEANOGRAPHER hosting Princess Grace of Monaco. Captain Arthur Wardwell to her left. Inport at Monaco on first leg of around the world expedition OCEANOGRAPHER around the world cruise
Monaco 1967

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