Details of ALBA4: Multibeam bathymetry for ODP proposal


Dataset identification

Title of datasetALBA4: Multibeam bathymetry for ODP proposal
Narrative summary of datasetGeomorphological study in order to characterize the structure and stratigraphy of the Eastern Alboran Basin and northern side of the Alboran Ridge
Summary of processing methodologyThe raw data were post-processed using the multibeam echosounder processing program "Neptune" developed by SIMRAD Systems
Project/programmeMorpho-structure of the Alboran Sea
Start date1992-09-24
End date1992-10-06

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameInstitute of Marine Sciences, Barcelona
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2017-12-07
Dataset formatImage
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0
Link to dataset after processing by data centre{A6BDBED7-91C4-417D-97EA-18C170494715}


Latitude north boundary36.17839014009
Longitude east boundary-2.3171574288519
Latitude south boundary35.876299390795
Longitude west boundary-3.0532414132269
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaAlboran Sea
Vertical extent minimum-2500 Metres
Vertical extent maximum-250 Metres
Vertical extent unit100 Metres

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeRock and sediment sedimentology
ParameterSeal morphology and physiology
Instrument typemulti-beam echosounders
Instrument nameKongsberg (Simrad) EM 120 multibeam echosounder
Platform typeship
Data quality processing informationThe multibeam bathymetry was obtained using a multibeam Simrad EM-12 S120 swath bathymetry echosounder, with full coverage of the study area. This system transmitted 81 acoustic beams to the seafloor with a total beam angle of 90º, covering a sector of the seafloor whose width equals twice the water depth.

Process information

Submitting organisationInstitute of Marine Sciences, Mediterranean Marine and Environmental Research Centre, Department of Marine Science
Submission identifier (UUID)f70e6ace-c274-47be-878e-bc47510f211b
Date of dataset creation2017-02-09
Date of metadata creation2017-06-02
Date of metadata latest revision2017-11-20
Date of publishing2017-12-07
Date of processed dataset publication2020-12-22
Processing data centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Mediterranean Marine and Environmental Research Centre, Department of Marine Science
Summary record-ID46