Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
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).
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
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Danforth (lead tech); Ellyn Montgomery (REMUS tech, on HURRICANE).