USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-034-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Lawrence Poppe, Nancy K. Soderberg

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Visual Identification: Species ID, Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground truth NOAA survey of Woods Hole (H11077) with sub-bottom profiles and bottom sampling and photography.


Start Date: 2007-11-14

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2007-11-19

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Digital camera, DGPS, EdgeTech Subbottom 512i

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: A total of 58 stations were occupied (44 sampling and photography; 14 photography only). Chirp high-resolution seismic reflection data were collected along 12.6 km of tracklines.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, David Foster, Katherine McMullen, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Cruise plans involved 0.5 days of seismic profiling and 1.5 days of bottom sampling and photography. Original Center People field contained: Dave Foster (ship operator/seismic technician); Chuck Worley (ship operator/seismic technician); Dann Blackwood (photographer/SEABOSS operator); Kate McMullen (field technician/watch stander).
Project = Sea and Lake Floor Mapping, Sea and Lake Floor Mapping


Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.52778 South: 41.50556 West: -70.6917 East: -70.65556


photo of Rafael


Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Williams, S.J., Ackerman, S.D., Barnum, S.R., and Brennan, R.T., 2008, Sea-floor character and sedimentary processes in the vicinity of Woods Hole, Massachusetts: URL:


FAN 2007-034-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to and See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2007-034-FA-NL-001 ( Video/Camera/Samples Log)
2007-034-FA-PH-001 ( 390 bottom photos from 58 sampling stations)
2007-034-FA-VD-001 ( 2 Hi-8 bottom video tapes: 120-minutes each.)
2007-034-FA-SC-001 ( 58 samples from 44 sampling stations: sample ID #s 07034 WH 1-4, 6, 7, 9-59, and 61.)
2007-034-FA-SC-001-01 ( Grain Size Analysis: Lab #s AW911, AW912, AW 913, AW914, AW915, AW916, AW917, AW918, AW919, AW920, AW921, AW922, AW923, AW924, AW925, AW926, AW927, AW928, AW929, AW930, AW931, AW932, AW933, AW934, AW935, AW936, AW937, AW938, AW939, AW940, AW941, AW942, AW943, AW944, AW945, AW946, AW947, AW948, AW949, AW950, AW951, AW952, AW953, AW954, AW955, AW956, AW957, AW958, AW959, AW960, AW961, AW962, AW963, AW964, AW965, AW966, AW967 and AW968 in L. Poppe's sediment database.)
2007-034-FA-VD-001-01 ( Bottom Video Transects: 4 DVDs from 2 original Hi8 video tapes.)
Digital camera --- Photo
2007-034-FA-PH-002 ( D. Blackwood's deck photos: 57 digital photos.)
DGPS --- Navigation
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
2007-034-FA-SE-001-02 ( Raw SEGY data converted from JSF data)
2007-034-FA-SE-001-01 ( Processed seismic data: JSF files were converted to SEG-Y files that were further processed and plotted as JPEG format chirp line shot images. The images were used in data release (Open-File Report). (Includes nav data.))
2007-034-FA-SE-001 ( 12.6 km of chirp Edgetech 512i high-resolution seismic-reflection data (11 tracklines))
Chirp seismic data ( )