USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-039-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Middle Ground, Vineyard Sound, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Signell

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Test EdgeTech Chirp 512i in shallow water environment.


Start Date: 2006-11-15

Start Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

End Date: 2006-11-29

End Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, EdgeTech Subbottom 512i

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Two days were spent collecting seismic data with SFMG's EdgeTech 512i chirp sub bottom profiler. These test data were gathered to assess the feasibility of towing the profiler behind the R/V RAFAEL and to see how the system performed in shallow water.

Staff: William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Richard Signell, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Rich Signell - Ch. Sci.; William Danforth; Barry Irwin; Charles Worley.

Location Map:


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler