USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-011-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): WHOI, ONR

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Mapping for ONR Ripples DRI project.


Start Date: 2007-08-09

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2007-08-14

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, EdgeTech Subbottom 512i, Klein 3000, Digital camera, Real Time Kinematic GPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sidescan sonar, chirp sub-bottom and swath bathymetry were collected off the south shore of Martha's Vineyard surrounding MCVO within a 5 km x 7 km area.


Affiliate Staff:



Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.35 South: 41.3 West: -70.57 East: -70.53


photo of Megan T Miller
Megan T Miller


Denny, J.F., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S., and Sherwood, C.R., 2009, Geophysical data collected off the south shore of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts: URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
Bathymetry GIS data ( )
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Chirp seismic data ( )
2007-011-FA-SE-001 ( Raw SEGY data)
Klein 3000 --- Sidescan
Sidescan mosaic ( )
Digital camera --- Photo
2007-011-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation