Link to USGS home page
Sound Waves Monthly Newsletter - Coastal Science and Research News from Across the USGS
Home || Sections: Spotlight on Sandy | Fieldwork | Research | Outreach | Meetings | Awards | Staff & Center News | Publications || Archives

 
Publications

Video Footage of Pacific Ocean Bottom Transferred to DVD

in this issue:
 previous story | next story

squid
Above: A squid captured in video footage of the sea floor at Juan de Fuca Ridge, about 500 km off the coast of Oregon, in September 1984 during USGS cruise A-2-84-WF (USGS Open-File Reports 2004-1108-A through 2004-1108-E). [larger version]

skate
Above: A skate captured in video footage of the sea floor at Juan de Fuca Ridge, about 500 km off the coast of Oregon, in September 1984 during USGS cruise A-2-84-WF (USGS Open-File Reports 2004-1108-A through 2004-1108-E). [larger version]

Video footage of the sea floor collected during U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research cruises in the Pacific Ocean is now available in DVD-Video format in a set of 328 USGS Open-File Reports. The cruises took place from 1983 to 2000, many of them in response to President Reagan's Exclusive Economic Zone Proclamation of 1983. Collected off the United States' west coast, around the Hawaiian Islands, and in the central Pacific Ocean, the sea-floor footage was recorded on various media, including Beta III and VHS videotapes. Much of this media is now deteriorating, prompting the transfer of the video footage onto DVD-Video discs. These discs offer several advantages over videotapes: they require less storage space, are easier to transport, can be distributed more widely, and will not be degraded by viewing.

The 328 Open-File Reports—each one on a DVD-Video disc that can be viewed on a computer monitor or television screen—were produced over several years by authors Henry Chezar and Ivy Newman with help from media specialist Mike Diggles and volunteer Sarah Chezar. There are now five copies of these 328 discs in existence: at the USGS libraries in Menlo Park, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Reston, Va.; in Chezar's USGS Western Coastal and Marine Geology Team archives; and at the USGS Publications Warehouse, from which they can be purchased.

The 328 Open-File Reports/DVD-Video discs are listed and described in an online catalog:

Chezar, Henry, and Newman, Ivy, 2006, Overview, DVD-video disc set of seafloor transects during USGS research cruises in the Pacific Ocean: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1101 [URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1101/].


Related Web Sites
DVD-Video Disc Set of Seafloor Transects During USGS Research Cruises in the Pacific Ocean, USGS Open-File Reports 2004-1102 through 2004-1188
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

in this issue:
 previous story | next story

 

Mailing List:


print this issue print this issue

in this issue:

Research
cover story:
Effects of CO2 Levels on Marine Life and Global Climate

Underwater Photographic Tripod for Coral-Reef Studies

Outreach "Disasterville" Exhibit at Florida Museum

New Web site: Topics in Coastal and Marine Sciences

Meetings Exploring the Deep Biosphere

New Directions in Geographic Visualization of Scientific Data

Awards Western Region Biologists Receive 2006 DOI Honor Awards

USGS Ridge-to-Reef Team Honored for Work in Hawaiian Islands

Publications Video Footage of Pacific Ocean Bottom Transferred to DVD

Jan. / Feb. Publications List


FirstGov.gov U. S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Sound Waves Monthly Newsletter

email Feedback | USGS privacy statement | Disclaimer | Accessibility

This page is http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2007/01/pubs.html
Updated April 15, 2014 @ 01:53 PM (JSS)