Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 609–615, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 609–615, 2021

Data description paper 23 Feb 2021

Data description paper | 23 Feb 2021

Seabed video and still images from the northern Weddell Sea and the western flanks of the Powell Basin

Autun Purser et al.

Data sets

OFOBS Seafloor images from the Antarctic Peninsula and Powell Basin, collected during RV POLARSTERN cruise PS118. Autun Purser, LauraHehemann, Simon Dreutter, Boris Dorschel, and Axe Nordhausen

Links to master tracks in different resolutions of PO- LARSTERN cruise PS118, Punta Arenas – Punta Arenas, 2019- 02-09–2019-04-08 Boris Dorschel

Short summary
This dataset comprises 26-megapixel seafloor images collected from below ice and steeply sloped regions of the Southern Ocean (the western Weddell Sea; the Powell Basin; and the rapidly shallowing, iceberg-scoured Nachtigaller Shoal). These data were collected with the Ocean Floor Observation and Bathymetry System (OFOBS), an advanced towed camera platform incorporating various sonar devices to aid in hazard avoidance and seafloor mapping, for use in challenging, high-relief seafloor areas.