Title Converted XBT data from SANAE on SA Agulhas II Voyage 014, December 2014
Project South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE)

Thato Mtshali
Oceans Systems and Climate, CSIR Natural Resources and Environment Biogeochemical Oceanographer 10 Jan Celliers Road, P.O. Box 320, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 7600, tmtshali@csir.co.za

Publisher Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (2017)

Contact Person: Isabelle Ansorge
University of Cape Town, Oceanography Department Physical Oceanographer 1st Floor, RW James Building, University Cape Town, South Africa, Isabelle.ansorge@uct.ac.za

Abstract The is converted and pre-processed Expendable Bathythermograph (Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) data from the SANAE on SA Agulhas II Voyage 014, 14 December 2014 and 19 February 2015 with full scientific complement.The South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to change the overwintering teams in Antarctica and to replenish the supplies at the SANAE IV Research base. This voyage was to deliver the SANAE 54 team to the island and return with the SANAE 53 team.
Methods Sippican WinMK21 Data Acquisition and Post-Processing Software is used for data collection of T7 Deep Blue XBT probes. The data is collected in *.bin format and then converted to *.txt files using software.The *.txt files contain some metadata at the top of file, but not always fully completed by operators.There is no editing done to the data in the acquisition software and so the bottom readings, where the XBT loses signal, have not been removed.
Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Temporal extent 04 Dec 2014 – 17 Feb 2015
Geographic extent

South Atlantic Ocean, Southern Ocean, Cape Town, Antarctica

North: -33.424
South: -70.25
West: -27.57
East: 18.333

Keywords ANTARCTICA, Expendable Bathythermograph, SA Agulhas II, SA Agulhas II 014, XBT
Related resources
  • This digital object is part of South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 014, December 2014 (10.15493/dea.mims.26052259)