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Red clay deposits

BRSMG-Cc6135

Holding institution:

Donor:

F G Pearcey

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

12 February 1875 - 12 February 1875

Form:

Sample

Type status:

No

Station:

215

Station/Area Information

Station:

215

Date collected:

12/02/1875

Area:

East of Molucca Passage, Indonesia

Water body:

Western Central Pacific Ocean

FAO:

71

Depth (Fathoms):

2550 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

4.32

Decimal Longitude:

130.25

Surface Temperature:

81.8°F

Bottom Temperature:

35.4°F

Gear:

Trawl

Sediment sample:

Red clay

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02764

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02264

Temperature at 10 fathoms:

77.7°F

Temperature at 20 fathoms:

76.1°F

Temperature at 30 fathoms:

75.4°F

Temperature at 40 fathoms:

75.1°F

Temperature at 50 fathoms:

74.5°F

Temperature at 60 fathoms:

73.4°F

Temperature at 70 fathoms:

72°F

Temperature at 80 fathoms:

70.6°F

Temperature at 90 fathoms:

69.3°F

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

68°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

54°F

Temperature at 400 fathoms:

43.2°F

Temperature at 500 fathoms:

41°F

Temperature at 600 fathoms:

39.8°F

Temperature at 700 fathoms:

38.5°F

Temperature at 800 fathoms:

37.5°F

Temperature at 900 fathoms:

37°F

Temperature at 1100 fathoms:

36°F

Temperature at 1300 fathoms:

35.4°F

Temperature at 1400 fathoms:

35.4°F

Temperature at 1500 fathoms:

35.4°F

Notes:

Label reads: Red Clay. Dried as obtained from dredge. Lat. 40?19'N. Long. 130?15'W. N. Pacific Ocean, 2550 fthms.
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