Accession Number : ADA311815

Title :   Jason Project Voyage IV at Guaymus Basin.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Ballard, Robert

PDF Url : ADA311815

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : During the months of February and March, 1993, the JASON Foundation for Education and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducted a joint investigation of the hydrothermal vents in Guaymas Basin. The JASON Project also conducted a separate investigation of the gray whale population at San Ignacio Lagoon. The primary objective of the JASON Project was to use advanced telecommunication technology to provide 750,000 students across No. America, Bermuda, Mexico, and Europe with the opportunity to participate in live scientific exploration and discovery. There were 58 live JASON Project broadcasts during the expedition period. The primary goal of the Woods Hole Program was to use the remotely operated vehicle system JASON and the manned submersible TURTLE to carry out a multidisciplinary investigation of the hydrothermal vents situated in Guaymas Basin. What follows is a series of summary reports which explain in greater detail the results of the individual science programs.

Descriptors :   *MARINE BIOLOGY, *OCEAN BASINS, DATA BASES, IMAGE PROCESSING, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, REAL TIME, BATHYMETRY, MARINE GEOLOGY, THERMAL ANALYSIS, REMOTE DETECTORS, GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS, REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, MULTISENSORS, SEDIMENTS, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, GEOCHEMISTRY, ZOOPLANKTON, SUBMERSIBLES, WHALES, SCANNING SONAR, SONAR IMAGES, LAGOONS(LANDFORMS).

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE