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During December 2017, a 2-week research cruise was conducted on the vessel the Sea Princess by scientists from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, North Carolina State University, Mawlamyine University, and University of Yangon. Kuehl et al. (2019) and Liu et al. (2020) present some of the sediment core, and seabed mapping data from that cruise. The cruise also provided a unique opportunity to obtain Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data along several transects from the Gulf of Martaban and adjacent continental shelf offshore of Myanmar. During the cruise, an ADCP was mounted from the boat facing vertically downward toward the ocean floor to record velocities within the water column. A total of 49 ADCP transects were recorded and they combine to geographically cover large portions of the northern Andaman Sea. This archive contains the ADCP data obtained on this cruise.

The TDI (Teledyne Marine) ADCP was configured in mode 12 and recorded measurements of 255 consecutive vertical bins each with a thickness of 33 cm. The transects were obtained in water depths that ranged from 15 to 80 m deep.

Required software: Winriver ii


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Available as a compressed zip file (2.12mb) from the Download tab.

  • transect_map.pdf : Map of transects.
  • ADCP_Harris_Wacht_inventory.txt: Text file listing the data inventory
  • 27 Directories: For each transect there is a directory, named for the transect, and within each directory there are three files in the TDI data formats.



Acoustic Doppler current profiler, ADCP, current speed, Northern Andaman Sea, Bay of Bengal, Myanmar

Associated Publications

Harris, C.K.; J. Wacht; M.J. Fair; and J. CÔTÉ. (in prep.).

Kuehl, S.A., Williams, J., Liu, J.P., Harris, C., Aung, D.W., Tarpley, D., Goodwyn, M. and Aye, Y.Y. 2019. Sediment dispersal and accumulation off the Ayeyarwady delta – tectonic and oceanographic controls. Marine Geology, 417, doi:10.1016/ j.margeo.2019.106000.

Liu, J.P., Kuehl., S.A., Pierce, A.C., Williams, J., Blair, N.E., Harris, C., Aung, D.W. and Aye, Y.Y. 2020. Fate of Ayeyarwady and Thanlwin Rivers Sediments in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. Marine Geology, 423, 106137, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2020.106137.

Publication Statement

Courtney K. Harris ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5357-5906


This research was supported by the National Science Foundation, USA grants OCE-1737221.

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