Discoveries of Nautical Chart Making: NOAA Ship Fairweather - 2012 Arctic Region Expedition
Author(s): Janelle Harrison
The NOAA Ship Fairweather is a hydrographic survey vessel that collects multi-beam bathymetry and side scan sonar data to produce today’s nautical charts which aid in the safe navigation of vessels along the Coast of Alaska, through the Bering Sea and into the Arctic Region. These types of cutting edge technologies are not only used to produce nautical charts, but are also methods utilized in nautical archaeology to discover historic shipwrecks.
This paper discusses the findings and methods used by the NOAA Ship Fairweather during her 2012 Arctic Region Expedition; the types of hardware and software used onboard to collect and process hydrographic data; and the historical context of arctic exploration and the production of nautical charts.
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Discoveries of Nautical Chart Making: NOAA Ship Fairweather - 2012 Arctic Region Expedition. Janelle Harrison. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428194)
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