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SS2013_V02    - is a Marine National Facility voyage

Period: 2013-02-08 00:00 to 2013-02-25 00:00 UTC

Duration: 17.00 days

From: Brisbane To: Sydney

Region: Nothern Tasman Sea, south of Lord Howe Island and Lord Howe Island Marine Park.

Ship: Southern Surveyor [details]

Description: MNF Southern Surveyor research voyage SS2013_v02.Carbonate sedimentation at the southern margin of reef growth in the Tasman Sea. Scientific Objectives This research aims to determine the extent and composition of carbonate environments on and around volcanic edifices in the northern Tasman Sea. We plan to undertake the following investigations, listed in order of priority: 1. Examine the bathymetry and sedimentary environments across the shelf around Balls Pyramid, the remnant of a volcanic island just south of Lord Howe Island, from which such data are presently lacking; this will provide a basis for a more complete mapping of benthic habitats in the Lord Howe Marine Park. 2. Establish, using underwater towed video, whether a relict reef exists on the Balls Pyramid platform; this will confirm preliminary evidence that there may be a feature similar to the fossil reef on the shelf around Lord Howe, and would make it the southernmost known reef in the Pacific. Extend towed video to map major habitats of the Lord Howe Island Marine Park. 3. Extract rock cores from the Lord Howe relict reef (and that on the Balls platform, if found) providing material for component, age and geochemical determinations that will yield further insights into sea-level and climate (including palaeotemperature) history. 4. Collect vibrocores from the inner shelf on the Lord Howe shelf (and on the Balls platform if suitable areas are identified), in the lee of the relict reef, to determine the stratigraphy, source and depositional history of sequences of sediment revealed on Topas sub-bottom profiles and which appear to contain generations of 'lagoonal' sediment perhaps indicating that earlier reef features predated, and may underlie, the relict reef. 5. Undertake preliminary bathymetry transects and Topas sub-bottom profiles across the margin of Middleton and Elizabeth Reefs on the transit voyage to Lord Howe Island as a pilot study to better plan further data collection around these reefs in 2014. 6. Determine whether terraces identified on the shelf edge contain evidence of earlier episodes of reef development or are cut into basalt; this will provide evidence of sea level, clarifying the nature of the shoreline when the sea was at these heights (60-70m water depth), and would extend known distribution of pre-Holocene reef if shown to be biogenic features. 7. Examine slump features around both volcanic edifices to clarify their extent, and the nature and composition of sediment that covers them; this will clarify the post-eruptive history of the volcanic islands, and show the degree to which carbonate sediment from the shelf or hemipelagic sediment veneers their margins. 8. Resolve the morphology of the toe of the volcanoes, and collect mulitbeam sonar data on one or more of the small seamounts that have been detected adjacent to the Lord Howe volcano; this will clarify the nature of sediments and sedimentary deposits at the toe, and provide insights into the origin and benthic habitats of previously unknown seamounts. 9. Deploy sea-surface drifters to track ocean currents along the eastern margin of Australia. Drifters are expendable (not recovered) and can be deployed while underway.

Leader: C. Woodroffe (U Woollongong)

Project: National Facility External Users: C. Woodroffe (University of Wollongong) [details]


Voyage extents: 33° 55.0' S to 26° 43.8' S    151° 11.1' E to 159° 21.9' E Get voyage track shapefile Get CSV


Marlin Metadata:-

  • Southern Surveyor Voyage SS2013_V02 ADCP Data [details]

  • Southern Surveyor Voyage SS2013_V02 Multibeam Echosounder Data [details]

  • Southern Surveyor Voyage SS2013_V02 Raw Data Tapes and Documentation [details]

  • Southern Surveyor Voyage SS2013_V02 Underway Data [details]

  • IPT Metadata:-

  • Classified benthic data for mesophotic organisms and substrates around the Lord Howe Island and Balls Pyramid shelves, southwest Pacific Ocean (2013)

    View at      Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)      OBIS Australia IPT      Atlas of Living Australia (ALA)

  • Participants - on ship:- Click on column header to sort

    NameRoleOrganisation Project
    Brendan Brooke Deputy Chief Scientist Geoscience Australia
    Brett Muir MNF Electronics CMAR
    Bruce Barker MNF Voyage Manager CMAR
    Chris Gallen Tow video operations DPI
    Colin Woodroffe Chief Scientist SEES, UOW
    Craig Wintle Mechanical Technician Geoscience Australia Field Operations on RV Investigator
    Hugh Barker MNF Computing Support CMAR
    Kim Picard GIS/acoustics and Topas Geoscience Australia
    Mark Sharah Mechanical Technician Geoscience Australia Field Operations on RV Investigator
    Matthew Carey Electronics technician (tow video) Geoscience Australia
    Michelle Linklater PhD student, benthic mapping SEES, UOW
    Rick Smith MNF Swath support CMAR
    Scott Nichol Geologist Geoscience Australia
    Stephen Hodgkin Electronics technician (tow video) Geoscience Australia
    Tanya Whiteway Scientist Geoscience Australia
    Tara Martin MNF Swath support CMAR

    This list includes those that may have only been on part of the voyage. See voyage reports on 'Reports and Maps' tab for details.

    MNF Reports

    Publications from data derived from this voyage

    Dataset

    • Linklater, Michelle (2018), “Classified benthic data for mesophotic organisms and substrates around the Lord Howe Island and Balls Pyramid shelves, southwest Pacific Ocean”, Mendeley Data, v1 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/x8v7yxzxj9.1 10.17632/x8v7yxzxj9.1

    Journal Article

    • Brooke, Brendan P.,Nichol, Scott L.,Huang, Zhi,Beaman, Robin J. (2017) Palaeoshorelines on the Australian continental shelf: Morphology, sea-level relationship and applications to environmental management and archaeology. Continental Shelf Research 134 pp26-38. 10.1016/j.csr.2016.12.012

    • Linklater, M., Hamylton, S. M., Brooke, B. P., Nichol, S. L., Jordan, A. R. & Woodroffe, C. D. (2018). Development of a seamless, high-resolution bathymetric model to compare reef morphology around the subtropical island shelves of Lord Howe Island and Balls Pyramid, southwest Pacific Ocean. Geosciences, 8 (1), 11-1-11-25. 10.3390/geosciences8010011

    • Linklater, M.,Brooke, B.P.,Hamylton, S.M.,Nichol, S.L.,Woodroffe, C.D. (2015) Submerged fossil reefs discovered beyond the limit of modern reef growth in the Pacific Ocean. Geomorphology 246 pp579-588. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.07.011

    • Linklater, Michelle,Carroll, Andrew G.,Hamylton, Sarah M.,Jordan, Alan R.,Brooke, Brendan P.,Nichol, Scott L.,Woodroffe, Colin D. (2016) High coral cover on a mesophotic, subtropical island platform at the limits of coral reef growth. Continental Shelf Research 130 pp34-46. 10.1016/j.csr.2016.10.003

    • Linklater, Michelle,Jordan, Alan R.,Carroll, Andrew G.,Neilson, Joseph,Gudge, Sallyann,Brooke, Brendan P.,Nichol, Scott L.,Hamylton, Sarah M.,Woodroffe, Colin D. (2019) Mesophotic corals on the subtropical shelves of Lord Howe Island and Balls Pyramid, south-western Pacific Ocean. Marine and Freshwater Research 70 pp43-. 10.1071/MF18151

    • Norman, Louiza,Worms, Isabelle A.M.,Angles, Emilie,Bowie, Andrew R.,Nichols, Carol Mancuso,Ninh Pham, A.,Slaveykova, Vera I.,Townsend, Ashley T.,David Waite, T.,Hassler, Christel S. (2015) The role of bacterial and algal exopolymeric substances in iron chemistry. Marine Chemistry 173 pp148-161. 10.1016/j.marchem.2015.03.015

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    Data StreamData SummaryGet data
    ADCP Data
    Time (UTC): 2013-02-08 06:02 to 2013-02-24 17:02
    Latitude: -33.76 to -26.83
    Longitude: 151.61 to 159.36
    Ensembles: 3,150
    Depth per cell: 8 m
    Cells per ensemble: 80
    Ensemble period: 300 sec
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    Download NetCDF ss2013_v02_ADCP_nc.zip

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    Download Processing Report ss2013_v02ADCP.pdf

    Marine biodiversity observations and/or samples
    Time (UTC): 2013-02-11 09:33 to 2013-02-18 12:13
    Latitude: -31.87 to -31.55
    Longitude: 159.01 to 159.33
    Depth range: 26.9475002 to 85.5840988 m
    Occurrences: 1711
    Taxa count: 15
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    Multibeam echosounder
    Time (UTC): 2013-02-08 05:02 to 2013-02-24 20:02
    Latitude: -33.87 to -26.75
    Longitude: 151.44 to 159.35
    Datafiles: 436
    Total size: 8.53 Gb
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    Underway
    Time (UTC): 2013-02-08 00:02 to 2013-02-24 22:02
    Latitude: -27.45
    Longitude: 153.08
    Track length: 5042.007 km
    Locations: 292,834
    Measurements: 6,717,371
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    Download 5 sec NetCDF dataset ss2013_v02UWYnc.zip

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    Deployment OperationStationCastGearProject Start and end timesStart LocationEnd LocationDepthDescription
    ADCP Data [details]   RDI Ocean Surveyor Acoustic Doppler current profiler 109 2013-02-08 06:58 2013-02-24 17:49 -26.8280 153.3624 -33.7611 151.6078 653.5
    Multibeam echosounder [details]   EM300 Multibeam Echosounder 2013-02-08 05:44 2013-02-24 20:04 -26.7463 153.1882 -33.8886 151.4340 5536.4
    Underway System [details]   Air Temperature Sensor-HMT333,Barometer,Doppler speed log,Fluorometer WS3S-443P,Gill Ultrasonic Wind Sensor,Gill Ultrasonic Wind Sensor,Humidity Sensor-HMT333,IMOS Port Pyranometer-SN 35122F3,IMOS Port Radiometer-SN 35111F3,IMOS Stbd Pyranometer-SN 35123F3,IMOS Stbd Radiometer-SN 35093F3,IMOS rain gauge,IMOS rain gauge,Licor - LI-190SL Q46072,RM Young 05106 wind monitor-75621,RM Young 05106 wind monitor-75621,RM Young 05106 wind monitor-75621,RM Young Rain Gauge,Remote Temperature (T)-SN 2621,Seapath 200,Seapath 200,Seapath 200,Simrad EK60 echosounder,ThermoSalinoGraph (TSG)-SS-SN 1777 109 2013-02-08 00:09 2013-02-24 22:55 -27.4469 153.0784 -33.8620 151.1856

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