This DVD-ROM contains copies of the multibeam bathymetry
and acoustic backscatter, CTD/XBT and GPS navigation data collected
aboard the NOAA ship Ron Brown during USGS Cruise 02051 in collaboration
with NOAA (same Cruise RB0208) from September 24
to September 30, 2002. This maiden cruise initiates an on-going
field program involving the USGS Woods Hole Science Center
and the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, to map and describe the
geologic features and extent of the Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest
part of the Atlantic Ocean.
On this DVD-ROM, processed data collected during the
trench cruise can be viewed in 3D using the freeware application
GeoZui3D from in the Data Visualization Research Lab which is a
part of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University
of New Hampshire (a NOAA collaborator) . The field data and
background data for the region is configured with ESRI Arcview GIS
software and is available in shapefile format and Arcview file structures.
An ESRI Arcview project file is included for the user.
The contents of this DVD-ROM are as follows:
Top level Directory:
GeoZui3D Visualization and ESRI GIS
GeoZui3D is an interactive 3D visualization system developed in the Data Visualization Research Lab of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. It is also intended to be a practical and useful tool for fusing multiple sources of georeferenced Data.( http://www.ccom.unh.edu/vislab/GeoZui3D/)
An Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcView 3.x Geographic Information System (GIS) project file, prt2002.apr, resides in the arcview directory. All associated GIS files are also contained within this directory structure. The user must have a copy of ESRI ArcView 3.x in order to use the project file. Visit the ESRI Website (http://www.esri.com) for information concerning this, and other software, such as ArcExplorer, a free GIS data viewer available for download.
This DVD-ROM can be used the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows and UNIX systems. However, the ESRI
ArcView project file, prt2002.apr, works best on Microsoft
Windows operating systems using ArcView or ArcExplorer. The
will run on Microsoft Windows and Unix systems
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