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Reports of the Swedish Deep-Sea Expedition, 1947-1948. Vol. IV. [Part II]

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1956

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Expedition Reports Q115 S94 1947

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[Gothenburg, Sweden]: Elanders Boktryckeri Aktiebolag

Abstract

Oceanographer Hans Pettersson (d. 1966) was the scientific leader of the round-the-world Swedish Deep-Sea Expedition which began in July 1947. Unsupported by the Swedish government, the expedition was privately funded and the vessel, Albatross, was loaned from shipping magnate Major Herbert Jacobsson. The expedition spent fifteen months sailing close to the Equator in a bid to stay within a ‘fair-weather region’ and avoid the high seas which could hamper the retrieval of core samples from the depths of the ocean. Pettersson’s scientific team also took water samples, made temperature recordings and echograms of the ocean floor. This map shows the route Albatross took.

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___, “Reports of the Swedish Deep-Sea Expedition, 1947-1948. Vol. IV. [Part II],” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 21, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9622.

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