Title Processed XBT data from the Gough Island Relief on SA Agulhas II Voyage 004, September 2012
Project Gough Island Relief

Katherine Hutchinson
University of Cape Town Oceanographer 1st Floor RW James Building, University Cape Town, South Africa, kath.hutchinson@gmail.com

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

Contact Person: Mthuthuzeli Gulekana
Oceans and Coastal Research, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Marine Scientist 2nd Floor, Foretrust Building, 1 Martin Hammerschlag Way, Cape Town, South Africa, MGulekana@environment.gov.za

Abstract The Gough Island Relief Voyage is an annual cruise undertaken by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to change the overwintering team in Gough Island and to replenish the supplies at the British’s leased Gough Island Research base. The cruise also serves as a means to transport the residents and/or visitors to Tristan da Cunha using a signed agreement between South Africa and United Kingdom (UK). This voyage was to deliver the Gough 58 team to the island and return with the Gough 57 team. This is processed Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) data from the Gough Island Relief on SA Agulhas II Voyage 004 , 6 September to 11 October, 2012.
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 data is imported into Excel and de-spiked manually. The bottom readings, where the XBT loses signal, have been removed.
Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Temporal extent 06 Sep 2012 – 11 Oct 2012
Geographic extent

South Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town, Tristan da Cunha, Gough Island

North: -33.925
South: -50.0
West: -15.0
East: 18.424

Keywords Expendable Bathythermograph, GOUGH ISLAND, SA Agulhas II, SA Agulhas II 004, XBT
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