Reports of the Swedish Deep-Sea Expedition, 1947-1948
Expeditions (Special Collections) Q115 S94 1947
[Gothenburg, Sweden]: Elanders Boktryckeri Aktiebolag
Track of MS Albatross 1947-1948
The Swedish Deep-Sea Expedition, 1947-48 - In July, 1947 the Albatross left Gothenburg, Sweden for a 15-month, privately funded voyage with oceanographer and leader of the expedition, Hans Pettersson and his scientific team aboard. The aim of the expedition was to explore the depths of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans near the equator. The team retrieved core-samples from the bottom of the ocean, took water samples, made temperature recordings, carried out deep-sea trawlings, and made echograms of the ocean floor. The Albatross and its crew covered 45,000 nautical miles and took core samples from depths of almost 8000 metres.
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