USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-033-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): Richard Signell

Affiliate Investigator(s): Al Plueddemann, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Ellyn Montgomery

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Current, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: RAFAEL will be used to obtain multibeam bathymetry and chirp data for a 1 km long section of Middle Ground, a tidal sand ridge. Simultaneous ADCP sections across and along the ridge will be made from the REMUS AUV supported by the R/V HURRICANE (WHOI REMUS Group RHIB).

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2006-09-27

Start Port/Location: Falmouth Harbor, MA

End Date: 2006-09-27

End Port/Location: Falmouth Harbor, MA

Equipment Used: REMUS AUV, GPS (wh), EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler, SEA Swath Bathymetry System, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: One survey of the ridge and adjacent sandwave fields was completed. A high-resolution map of the region was generated from the processed data. REMUS ADCP data from two runs of the transect pattern was also collected.

Staff: William Danforth, Ellyn Montgomery

Affiliate Staff:
Garret Duffy
Geological Survey of Canada
observer; Amy Kukulya
WHOI
REMUS tech. (on HURRICANE)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Danforth (lead tech); Ellyn Montgomery (REMUS tech, on HURRICANE).

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Rafael
Rafael

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
REMUS AUV --- Current
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
SEA Swath Bathymetry System --- Multibeam
DGPS --- Navigation