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Vema cruise 26 : bathythermograph log sheets, August 1968-May 1969

Catalog Data

Collection name:
Allan W. H. Bé papers, circa 1953-1969
Physical Description:
1 logbook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 5 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
North Atlantic Ocean
Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea
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This unbound log book contains bathythermograph (BT) log sheets from Vema cruise 26 from August 1968 and April and May, 1968. Also included are BT log sheets from Vema cruise 27 from July to September, 1969. There are 7 blank sheets. Each sheet is stabled to carbon paper and a duplicate sheet. Summary of routes: Vema cruise 26 BT logs record information from the North Atlantic Ocean from off the coast of the mid-Atlantic US to the Southeast US and Bermuda. Vema cruise 27 BT logs record information from the North Atlantic Ocean to the Norwegian Sea (including the northern portion of the Norwegian Sea, formerly known as Greenland Sea). The bathythermograph log records the following information: slide no., BT no., local time, log miles, coordinates, distance from last observed, sounding in fathoms, barometer, conditions of weather and sea, wind, surface temperature, wet B. temperature, dry B. temperature, clouds, BT depth, and note on back (y/n). The back of the cover (cover verso) has instructions for what information to fill in the bathythermograph (BT) log sheets.
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Accession #:
SIA Acc. 09-008
Access Information:
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See more records from this collection:
Allan W. H. Bé papers, circa 1953-1969
See more records associated with this person:
Bé, Allan W.H., 1921-1983
McDevitt, James
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project