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):

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 Port/Location: Falmouth Harbor, MA

End Port/Location: Falmouth Harbor, MA

Start Date: 2006-09-27

End Date: 2006-09-27

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

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

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


Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.48333 South: 41.46667 West: -70.6778 East: -70.65556


photo of Rafael



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 --- Interferometric
DGPS --- Navigation

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program