USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-041-FA

Other ID: NOAA H11346, H11079, and H11076

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s): Marc Moser, NOAA

Information Specialist(s): Lawrence Poppe

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Multibeam bathymetric surveying for charting applications.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2004-09-19

Start Port/Location: New London, CT

End Date: 2004-10-02

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Reson 7125-SV, Sidescan sonar, Simrad EM 1000, 3.5 kHz, Boomer

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This leg was only part of the NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON's 2004 field season in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts waters. As part of this effort, five multibeam bathymetric surveys (with ancillary sidescan sonar and CHIRP sub-bottom data) were completed. The NOAA projects identifier for Long Island Sound is OPR-B370-TJ; for southern Massachusetts it is S-B904-TJ.

Staff: Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:
Lt. Marc Moser
NOAA
Head of Processing

Notes: LIS surveys completed during 2004 include: H11255 (sheet S - 754 km multibeam), H11360 (sheet T - 1086 km), and H11361 (sheet U - 1618 km). Southern MA surveys completed during 2004 include: H11076 (Quicks Hole - 557 km) and H11079 (Great Round Shoal). Original Center People field contained: Tom O'Brien, mobilization/installation of CHIRP sub-bottom system.
Project = CT Co-op Task of Sea and Lakefloor Mapping, CT Co-op Task of Sea and Lakefloor Mapping

Location:

Quicks Hole, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;Great Round Shoal, Masachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 41.53333 South: 40.93333 West: -72.8333 East: -69.75

Platform(s):

photo of Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Publications

Poppe, L.J., Williams, S. J., Moser, M. S., Forfinski, N. A., Stewart, H. F., and Doran, E. F., 2008, Quaternary geology and sedimentary processes in the vicinity of Six Mile Reef, eastern Long Island Sound: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 24 no. 1, doi: 10.2112/06-0743.1.

Poppe, L.J., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Butman, B., Moser, M.S., and Stewart, H.F. proj07, 2007, Sea-floor character and sedimentary processes of Quicks Hole, Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1357/.

Poppe, L.J., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Williams, S.J., Moser, M.S., Stewart, H.F., and Glomb, K.A., 2007, Sea-floor character and sedimentary processes of Great Round Shoal Channel, offshore Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1138/.

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Williams, S.J., Ackerman, S.D., Moser, M.S., and Glomb, K.A., 2010, Geological interpretation of the sea floor offshore of Edgartown, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1001/.

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Williams, S.J., Ackerman, S.D., Glomb, K.A., and Forfinski, N.A., 2008, Enhanced sidescan-sonar imagery offshore of southeastern Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1196/.

Poppe, L.J., Ackerman, Seth D., Doran, Elizabeth F., Moser, Marc S., Stewart, Helen F., Forfinski, Nicholas A., Gardner, Uther L., and Keene, Jennifer A., 2006, Geologic interpretation and multibeam bathymetry of the sea floor in southeastern Long Island Sound: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1059/.

Data Acquired