USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-052-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Foster

Affiliate Investigator(s): WHOI

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Testing Chirp sub-bottom systems. We will be comparing the Knudsen 320BR system with the EdgeTech 512i system. The EdgeTech 512i is being deployed from the R/V ASTERIAS.


Start Date: 2003-11-06

Start Port/Location: Falmouth Harbor, MA

End Date: 2003-11-06

End Port/Location: Falmouth Harbor, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Knudsen echo sounder 320B/R, HYPACK

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Data stored on hard drive and archived on DVD-R.

Staff: David Foster

Affiliate Staff:
Chris Polloni
watch stander; Ed Sweeney
watch stander

Project = Field Test Edgetech 512i Chirp system, Field Test Edgetech 512i Chirp system


Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.55 South: 41.51667 West: -70.5667 East: -70.51667


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Knudsen echo sounder 320B/R --- Sub Bottom Profiler
HYPACK --- Navigation