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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thunder Bay update: More than a three hour tour

The research boat pulls away from its port, Alpena, Mich. Image courtesy of Thunder Bay 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER

The research boat pulls away from its port, Alpena, Mich. Image courtesy of Thunder Bay 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER

In the latest update from the joint project of the Applied Research Laboratories and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we get a sense of what it’s like for the researchers out on the boat.

ARL and NOAA researchers are running a sonar device along the bottom of Thunder Bay (a part of Lake Huron) in search of shipwrecks.

Here’s an excerpt from
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Updates from Thunder Bay

The ARL:UT team launches the ATLAS sonar into Lake Huron.

The ARL:UT team launches the ATLAS sonar into Lake Huron.

Charles Loeffler, senior research engineer at the Applied Research Laboratories, and Russ Green, deputy superintendent and research coordinator of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, are writing logs about their activities at Thunder Bay.

Stay in touch with the project which runs through Aug. 27, 2010, at its Web site. It includes the logs, photos and video.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Texas researchers on the hunt for Lake Huron shipwrecks

Sonar mounted on the nose (left end) of the autonomous underwater vehicle will find unidentified shipwrecks at the bottom of Thunder Bay.

Sonar mounted on the nose (left end) of the autonomous underwater vehicle will find unidentified shipwrecks at the bottom of Thunder Bay.

A group of researchers at the Applied Research Laboratories at the The University of Texas at Austin (ARL:UT) are cruising the Thunder Bay Maritime Sanctuary on Lake Huron, mapping the lake-floor for undiscovered shipwrecks and a prehistoric archeological site.

They are deploying an ARL:UT-developed sonar device, the Autonomous Topographic Large Area Survey (ATLAS) sonar, to gather high quality images of the
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