This record describes multibeam echosounder data collected on RV Investigator voyage IN2019_V04, 'Hotspot dynamics in the Coral Sea: connections between the Australian plate and deep Earth', which departed Cairns on the 7th August 2019 and returned to Brisbane on the 3rd September 2019.
The Kongsberg EM710 MKII multibeam echosounder was used to acquire seafloor bathymetry and backscatter information and watercolumn backscatter on the continental shelf and continental slope to a depth of ~1000m, off Cairns and Brisbane.
The EM710 MKII provides a 0.5° by 1° transmit and receive angular resolution respectively. The echosounder's nominal frequency range is from 40 to 100 kHz.
Data are stored in *.all raw format for bathymetry and backscatter and *.wcd format for watercolumn backscatter at CSIRO. There are 27 files totalling 5.12 GB of raw data in this dataset.
Sound velocity profiles were applied to this data during data acquisition. Bathymetry data contained in *.all format are corrected for motion and position.
Tide corrections were not applied to the processed data. Processed data has had outliers removed. Processed line data are available in *.gsf and ascii format, and processed bathymetry and backscatter grids in geotiff format.
Additional information regarding this dataset, including further information on processing streams, is contained in the GSM data acquisition and processing report. Additional data products may be available on request.
Original field data. Processed data are SV corrected, tide not corrected and edited using CARIS version 10.3.1