GLORIA (‘Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic’)

Made:
1993
maker:
Institute of Oceanographic Sciences

GLORIA (‘Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic’), and ancillary equipment, designed at the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Wormley, UK, 1993. This instrument, sometimes known as GLORI-B, was the last of four GLORIA devices to be constructed between 1965 and 1993.

GLORIA is a side-scan sonar device designed to be towed behind a research ship. Travelling around 50 metres below the sea surface, its acoustic signals were used to generate three-dimensional maps of the sea floor. The first instrument, GLORIA Mk1, was constructed in 1965 by the National Institute of Oceanography, the precursor of the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences. GLORIA devices enabled oceanographers and geologists to map ocean-floor features, including certain underwater volcanoes, canyons, and tectonic plate boundaries. This fourth and last GLORIA instrument was constructed in 1993 and retired in the late 1990s.

Details

Category:
Oceanography
Object Number:
2002-536
Materials:
metal (unknown) and paint
Measurements:
overall:
type:
sonar
credit:
Southampton Oceanography Centre

Parts

GLORIA (‘Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic’)

GLORIA (‘Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic’)

GLORIA (‘Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic’), towfish and launching gantry, designed at the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Wormley, UK, 1993. This instrument, sometimes known as GLORI-B, was the last of four GLORIA devices to be constructed between 1965 and 1993.


GLORIA is a side-scan sonar device designed to be towed behind a research ship. Travelling around 50 metres below the sea surface, its acoustic signals were used to generate three-dimensional maps of the sea floor. The first instrument, GLORIA Mk1, was constructed in 1965 by the National Institute of Oceanography, the precursor of the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences. GLORIA devices enabled oceanographers and geologists to map ocean-floor features, including certain underwater volcanoes, canyons, and tectonic plate boundaries. This fourth and last GLORIA instrument was constructed in 1993 and retired in the late 1990s.

Measurements:
overall: 2950 mm x 2760 mm x 9320 mm,
Materials:
metal (unknown) and paint
Object Number:
2002-536/1
type:
sonar
Pulley Bar for GLORIA (‘Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic’)

Pulley Bar for GLORIA (‘Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic’)

Mounted pulley bar, part of GLORIA (‘Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic’), designed at the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Wormley, UK, 1993. This instrument, sometimes known as GLORI-B, was the last of four GLORIA devices to be constructed between 1965 and 1993.


GLORIA is a side-scan sonar device designed to be towed behind a research ship. Travelling around 50 metres below the sea surface, its acoustic signals were used to generate three-dimensional maps of the sea floor. The first instrument, GLORIA Mk1, was constructed in 1965 by the National Institute of Oceanography, the precursor of the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences. GLORIA devices enabled oceanographers and geologists to map ocean-floor features, including certain underwater volcanoes, canyons, and tectonic plate boundaries. This fourth and last GLORIA instrument was constructed in 1993 and retired in the late 1990s.

Measurements:
overall: 880 mm x 1440 mm x 850 mm,
Materials:
metal (unknown) and paint
Object Number:
2002-536/2
type:
pulley
Chain for GLORIA (‘Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic’)

Chain for GLORIA (‘Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic’)

Chain, part of GLORIA (‘Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic’), designed at the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Wormley, UK, 1993. This instrument, sometimes known as GLORI-B, was the last of four GLORIA devices to be constructed between 1965 and 1993.


GLORIA is a side-scan sonar device designed to be towed behind a research ship. Travelling around 50 metres below the sea surface, its acoustic signals were used to generate three-dimensional maps of the sea floor. The first instrument, GLORIA Mk1, was constructed in 1965 by the National Institute of Oceanography, the precursor of the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences. GLORIA devices enabled oceanographers and geologists to map ocean-floor features, including certain underwater volcanoes, canyons, and tectonic plate boundaries. This fourth and last GLORIA instrument was constructed in 1993 and retired in the late 1990s.

Measurements:
overall: 100 mm x 280 mm x 5700 mm, 100 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown)
Object Number:
2002-536/3
type:
chain