Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: southern Merrimack Embayment, western Gulf of Maine, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
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.
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
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.
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: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1373, 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: U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1157, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1157/.