USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1992-005-FA

Other ID: ARMN92-1

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald C. Circe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect sidescan sonar data and ground truth (with grab samples) in order to complete a data set showing the surficial sedimentary environments in the research area.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1992-05-06

Start Port/Location: Castine, MA

End Date: 1992-05-14

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, GeoPulse system, Grab sampler, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder, 3.5 kHz, GPS (wh), Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, David Nichols, Richard Rendigs, Carol M. Parmenter, Barbara A. Seekins, Ronald C. Circe, Nancy K. Soderberg, Christopher Schneider

Affiliate Staff:
Nicole Moser (USGS-Reston
VA)

Notes:

Location:

Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Boundaries
North: 42.7 South: 42 West: -70.9 East: -70.1

Platform(s):

photo of Argo Maine
Argo Maine

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1992-005-FA-SO-001 ( microfilm of )
1992-005-FA-SO-003 ( Digital tape(s) of SSS-EG+G LINE 3-14, SSS-EG+G LINE 15-32, )
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1992-005-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( GEOP) for lines )
1992-005-FA-SE-003 ( microfilm of )
1992-005-FA-SE-002 ( VHS digital tapes for line(s) 1, 1,2, 3, 3, 4,5, 5,6, 6,7, 7, 8, 8,9, 9,10, 10,11, 11,12, 12,13,14, 16, 17, 17,18, 18, 18,19, 19,20, 20,28, 28,32, 32, )
Grab sampler --- Biology
Geology
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
1992-005-FA-LN-001-02 ( Complete ship movement track map with 5 minute fixes and line numbers, scale 1:100,000.)
1992-005-FA-LN-002-06 ( Raw navigation data)
1992-005-FA-LN-001-01 ( Complete ship movement trackmap with 5 minute fixes and line numbers, scale 1:80,000.)
1992-005-FA-LN-001-03 ( Trackline data only with 5 minute fixes and line numbers, scale 1:80,000. )
1992-005-FA-LN-001-04 ( Trackline data only with 5 minute fixes and line numbers, scale 1:100,000.)
Loran-C --- Navigation
1992-005-FA-LN-002-03 ( Edited 10-second Loran field navigation for May 12 - May 14, 1992.)
1992-005-FA-LN-002-05 ( Loran navigation printout every 5 minutes containing Julian day, time, latitude, longitude, time delays, course, speed, etc.)
1992-005-FA-LN-002-01 ( Edited 10-second Loran field navigation for May 6 - May 9, 1992. )
1992-005-FA-LN-002-02 ( Edited 10-second Loran field navigation for May 9 - May 12, 1992. )
1992-005-FA-LN-002-04 ( Edited 10-second Loran field navigation for May 14, 1992.)