USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-029-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): NOAA

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution seismic survey; sampling, video, and photos of sea bed.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1998-09-30

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1998-10-18

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Datasonics SST 220 sub-bottom 3.5k, ARGO

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 300 km of chirp sub-bottom sonar; 98 photo/video stations; and 60 sediment samples. Lost 6.5 days to bad weather.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Thomas O'Brien, Page Valentine, Kenneth E. Parolski, Jessica Baker, Tanya Unger, Nancy K. Soderberg, Alex Robinson

Affiliate Staff:
J. Lindholm
NOAA/NURC

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

Location:

Stellwagen Bank NMS region, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 42.8 South: 42.083 West: -70.6 East: -70.033

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
Datasonics SST 220 sub-bottom 3.5k --- Sub Bottom Profiler
ARGO --- Photo
Video
Geology
1998-029-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD277, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD278, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD280, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD286, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD287, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD288, )
1998-029-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)