USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-053-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): David Foster

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): David Foster

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

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


Start Date: 2003-11-04

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2003-11-06

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: EdgeTech Subbottom 512i, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 35 km of EdgeTech 512i Chirp data were collected and stored on CD-R.

Staff: David Foster, Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:
Stephen Swift
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Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Foster, Chief Scientist; Tom O'Brien, Tech.

Location Map:


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
DGPS --- Navigation