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:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2007-034-FA-VD-001-01 ( Bottom Video Transects: 4 DVDs from 2 original Hi8 video tapes.)
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.)
Digital camera --- Photo
2007-034-FA-PH-002 ( D. Blackwood's deck photos: 57 digital photos.)
DGPS --- Navigation
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Chirp seismic data ( )
2007-034-FA-SE-001 ( 12.6 km of chirp Edgetech 512i high-resolution seismic-reflection data (11 tracklines))
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-001-02 ( Raw SEGY data converted from JSF data)