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Multibeam collection for MGLN02MV: Multibeam data collected aboard Melville from 2006-04-18 to 2006-05-13, departing from Guam and returning to Yokohama, Japan


This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.multibeam:MGLN02MV_Multibeam
Online Access
  • Bathymetric Data Viewer (search)
    Map viewer for discovery of bathymetric data - including multibeam sonar data
  • Cruise File List (download)
    List of cruise related files available for download.
  • Multibeam Survey List (download)
    Listing of cruise that includes basic information about the cruise and option for downloading all cruise data.
Distribution Formats
  • Sound Velocity Profiles (SVP)
    • File Specification: ASCII sound velocity measurements applied to multibeam soundings
  • NGDC created ISO metadata
    • File Specification: ISO standard XML metadata generated during data ingest
  • SIO Swath-bathy SeaBeam 2000 format
    • File Specification: SeaBeam 2000, bathymetry, 121 beams, binary, SIO
  • NGDC binary hydrographic sounding format
    • File Specification: XYZ (lon lat depth) binary soundings
  • GeoTIFF survey image
    • File Specification: Data over the entire survey area is represented in full color.
  • XML metadata file
    • File Specification: XML format metadata
  • JPEG world reference file
  • Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) data
    • File Specification: Measurements collected with expendable bathythermograph probes
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset Principal Investigator Embley, Robert W.
Chief Scientist
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • creation: 2006-04-18
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Not planned
Purpose: The intent of these data is to make high-resolution bathymetry available to the public for a wide variety of uses such as research and earth science analysis. These data are not intended to be used for navigation. Nautical charts produced and certified by NOAA should be used for navigational purposes. For more information on NOAA's nautical charts, go to NOAA's Office of Coast Survey website at:
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA/NMFS)
    Publisher information not available.
Time Period: 2006-04-18 to 2006-05-13
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 23.287570348969
S: 13.1411682586005
E: 145.679843070706
W: 142.122354028471
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
Platform keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > MSBS > Multibeam Swath Bathymetry System
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > MBES > Multibeam Mapping System
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > SONAR > Sound Navigation and Ranging
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS > GPS RECEIVERS
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS > GPS/IMU > Global Positioning System/Inertial Measurement Unit
Project keywords
  • Ring of Fire 2006 - Mariana Arc
    Use Constraints No constraint information available
    Fees Fee information not available.
    Lineage information for: series
    Lineage Statement Multibeam data is collected by vessels of varying characteristics including ships, small boats, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NGDC) archive raw data, processed data, and associated products. All data and products are made available to the public via NCEI's map services and search interfaces.
    Lineage information for: Scope not available.
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    • MGLN02MV
    Last Modified: 2015-11-02
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