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):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s): Marc Moser, NOAA

Information Specialist(s): Lawrence Poppe

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

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


Start Date: 2004-09-19

Start Port/Location: New London, CT

End Date: 2004-10-02

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Simrad EM 1000, Reson 7125-SV, 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
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 Map:


photo of Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Simrad EM 1000 --- Multibeam
Reson 7125-SV --- Sound Velocity
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Boomer --- Boomer