USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-038-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct sidescan sonar surveys to image sedimentary environments and biological habitats. Acquire data from the sea bed that will be used to interpret sidescan sonar imagery and compile maps of Stellwagen Bank NMS.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1996-10-07

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1996-11-02

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Video camera - deep sea, Grab sampler, Camera- deep sea, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived: Habitat maps; Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Poor weather allowed us to work approximately 53% of the time available for operations at sea. Sidescan sonar: 513 km; Stations: 107 (sample, video transect, still photos at each station).

Staff: Dann Blackwood, VeeAnn Atnipp Cross, David Nichols, Kenneth E. Parolski, David Piccirilli, Christopher F. Polloni, Edwin Roworth, Barbara A. Seekins, Nancy K. Soderberg, Sara Stillman, Michael Taylor, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project

Location:

Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 42.75 South: 42.25 West: -70.7 East: -70.3

Platform(s):

photo of Ferrel
Ferrel

Publications

Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.

Valentine, P.C., Gallea, Leslie B., Blackwood, Dann S., and Twomey, Erin R., 2010, Seabed photographs, sediment texture analyses, and sun-illuminated sea floor topography in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/469/.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
1996-038-FA-NL-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD282, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD291, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD306, )
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Grab sampler --- Biology
Geology
1996-038-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1996-038-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD282, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD291, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD306, )
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Boomer
Sidescan
1996-038-FA-SO-001 ( Digital tape(s) of SSS SIS-1000 L43,52,57,74, SSS SIS-1000 L11,SSAH8-10,12-14, SSS SIS-1000 L290-2016,SSAH1-4,7, SSS SIS-1000 LSSAH5-6,K1-3,5-7, SSS SIS-1000 LSSAK8-8-11,15-18, SSS SIS-1000 LSSAA52,K11-14,16, SSS SIS-1000 LSSAM1-7, )