USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-015-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Larry Mayer, University of New Hampshire; Susan Snow-Cotter, MA CZM

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sound Velocity, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Carry out multibeam survey (bathymetry and backscatter intensity) of an area offshore of Massachusetts in the southern Merrimack Embayment in the western Gulf of Maine. The survey will be carried out under contract by the University of New Hampshire.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2004-02-23

Start Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

End Date: 2004-03-16

End Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

Equipment Used: Reson 8101 24 kHz, Sensor - MVP30, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) was contracted through UNH to conduct a multibeam survey on their survey vessel, the R/V OCEAN EXPLORER (leased from Northeast Marine Services).

Staff: Brian Andrews, Bradford Butman, William Danforth

Affiliate Staff:
Larry Mayer
University of New Hampshire

Notes: This cruise was carried out under contract to the University of New Hampshire; UNH and their subcontractor (SAIC) are responsible for all cruise logistics, data collection, processing and gridding. OCEAN EXPLORER will survey in 2-3 day legs, weather dependent; USGS personnel may participate in selected legs but will not participate in the entire cruise. USGS personnel will monitor data quality delivered after each leg. Cruise dates will depend on UNH contractor schedule, weather, and transfer of funds from the USGS to UNH. Original Center People field contained: William Danforth (data quality and archive), Brian Andrews (data quality and archive), Brad Butman (science and contracting). Original Submitted By field contained: Brad Butman and Brian Andrews.
Project = Southern Merrimack Embayment Multibeam Survey, Southern Merrimack Embayment Multibeam Survey

Location:

southern Merrimack Embayment, western Gulf of Maine, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 42.88333 South: 42.65 West: -70.8333 East: -70.6

Platform(s):

photo of Ocean Explorer
Ocean Explorer

Publications

Barnhardt, W.A., Andrews, Brian D., Ackerman, Seth D., Baldwin, Wayne E., and Hein, Christopher J., 2009, High-resolution geologic mapping of the inner continental shelf; Cape Ann to Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1373/.

Pendleton, E.A., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.A., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, Shallow Geology, Sea-floor Texture, and Physiographic Provinces of the Inner Continental Shelf from Nahant to Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1157/.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Reson 8101 24 kHz --- Sound Velocity
Bathymetry GIS data ( )
2004-015-FA-SO-001 ( DVD ROM disk of FINALREPORT RAW BEAM 048/6-10, RAW MBEAM 049/1-17, 054/1-8, PROC SSS 054/3-6, 055/2-13, PROC SSS 055/14-18, 056/1-13, PROC SSS 056/14-31, 057/1-10, PROC SSS 057/12-13, 058/1-17, PROC SSS 058/18-22,*, PROC SSS 059/17-20, 060/2-12, PROC SSS 060/13,15-20,*, PROC SSS 061/11-22,074/3-20*, PROC SSS 075/21-38,41-52,*, PROC SSS 076/11-28,*, )
Sensor - MVP30 --- Sound Velocity
2004-015-FA-BA-001 ( DVD ROM disk of FINALREPORT RAW BEAM 048/6-10, RAW MBEAM 049/1-17, 054/1-8, PROC SSS 054/3-6, 055/2-13, PROC SSS 055/14-18, 056/1-13, PROC SSS 056/14-31, 057/1-10, PROC SSS 057/12-13, 058/1-17, PROC SSS 058/18-22,*, PROC SSS 059/17-20, 060/2-12, PROC SSS 060/13,15-20,*, PROC SSS 061/11-22,074/3-20*, PROC SSS 075/21-38,41-52,*, PROC SSS 076/11-28,*, )
DGPS --- Navigation