USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-016-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Nichols

Affiliate Investigator(s): Duncan Fitzgerald - BU

Information Specialist(s): David Nichols

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map nearshore sediment transport; map subsurface layer to a depth of 20 m.


Start Date: 2001-04-02

Start Port/Location: Newburyport, MA

End Date: 2001-04-06

End Port/Location: Newburyport, MA

Equipment Used: Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz), Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer, Elics Data Acquisition System, Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler, HYPACK

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: High-resolution seismic data were collected nearshore on multiple seismic lines with data being stored in SGY format. Hard copy of field data presented to Boston University with digital post-processing to be completed in next phase.

Staff: Barry Irwin, David Nichols

Affiliate Staff:
Duncan Fitzgerald - Boston University; several grad students

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Nichols - Operational/Technical; Barry Irwin - Navigation and Technical.
Project = Merrimack River - Nearshore Cooperative, Merrimack River - Nearshore Cooperative


Merrimack River, New Hampshire, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.91 South: 42.7 West: -70.89 East: -70.68


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Huntec profiling system (500-2500 Hz) --- Boomer
Benthos AQ-4 10-element hydrophone streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Elics Data Acquisition System --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
HYPACK --- Navigation