USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-002-FA

Other ID: M-2-09-BZ

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Walter Barnhardt

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geologic mapping of sea floor (geophysics only).

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2009-05-26

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2009-06-18

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Real Time Kinematic GPS, Klein 3000, SubX swath bathymetry, EdgeTech Subbottom 512i

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: We collected geophysical data over approx. 3350 linear kilometers of tracklines. Full coverage bathymetry and backscatter data encompass approx. 350 sq. km, including 29 sq. km in eastern Vineyard Sound.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Brian Andrews, Wayne Baldwin, Walter Barnhardt, Emile Bergeron, Brian Buczkowski, William Danforth, David Foster, Thomas O'Brien, Brenton B. Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
Danijela Vesovic (CCNY)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Leg 1 (26 May - 07 June): Walter Barnhardt, Emile Bergeron, Tom OBrien, Brent Taylor, Brian Andrews, Seth Ackerman; Leg 2 (07 June - 18 June): Dave Foster, Emile Bergeron, Bill Danforth, Brent Taylor, Wayne Baldwin, Brian Buczkowski, and Danijela Vesovic (CCNY).
Project = Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM) Sea Floor Mapping - Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM) Sea Floor Mapping - Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Megan T Miller
Megan T Miller

Publications

Ackerman, S.D., Andrews, B.D., Foster, D.S., Baldwin, W.E., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, High-Resolution Geophysical Data from the Inner Continental Shelf: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1002/.

Andrews, B.D., Ackerman, S.D., Baldwin, W.E., Foster, D.S., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, High-Resolution Geological Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf: Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1006/.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
2009-002-FA-LN-001 ( Hypack navigation data: raw navigation files for each day, plus directory for entire HYPACK project.)
Klein 3000 --- Sidescan
2009-002-FA-SO-001 ( Klein 3000 sidescan sonar backscatter for Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.)
2009-002-FA-SO-002 ( DVD ROM disk of JD148,SUBX,KLEIN,512I, JD149,512I,KLEIN, JD149-150,KLEIN, JD150,SWATH+,512I, JD151-152,SWATH+,512I, JD151-152,KLEIN, JD149,152-153,SWATH+, JD153,SWATH+,512I, JD153-155,KLEIN,512I, JD154-155,SWATH+, JD154-155,SWATH+, KLEIN, JD155-156,SWATH+, JD155-156,KLEIN, JD156-157,512I,KLEIN, JD157-158,SWATH+, JD158-159,SWATH+,512i, JD158-159,512i,KLEIN, JD159-161,512i,KLEIN, JD159-160, SWATH+, JD159-160, SWATH+,KLEIN, JD161-162, 512i, KLEIN, JD163, SWATH+,512I, JD163-164, KLEIN, JD164,SWATHPLUS,KLEIN, JD164-165,SWATHPLUS,512I, JD165-166,512I,KLEIN, JD166-167,SWATH+,KLEIN, JD167-168,KLEIN,512I,SWATH+, JD168,KLEIN,SWATH+, JD168-169512I,KLEIN,SWATH+, )
2009-002-FA-SO-001-01 ( GeoTIFF image of mosaicked sidescan sonar backscatter imagery.)
SubX swath bathymetry --- Interferometric
Multibeam
2009-002-FA-BA-001 ( SEA SwathPlus bathymetric data for Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound: approx. 350 sq. mi.)
2009-002-FA-BA-002 ( DVD ROM disk of JD148,SUBX,KLEIN,512I, JD149,512I,KLEIN, JD149-150,KLEIN, JD150,SWATH+,512I, JD151-152,SWATH+,512I, JD151-152,KLEIN, JD149,152-153,SWATH+, JD153,SWATH+,512I, JD153-155,KLEIN,512I, JD154-155,SWATH+, JD154-155,SWATH+, KLEIN, JD155-156,SWATH+, JD155-156,KLEIN, JD156-157,512I,KLEIN, JD157-158,SWATH+, JD158-159,SWATH+,512i, JD158-159,512i,KLEIN, JD159-161,512i,KLEIN, JD159-160, SWATH+, JD159-160, SWATH+,KLEIN, JD161-162, 512i, KLEIN, JD163, SWATH+,512I, JD163-164, KLEIN, JD164,SWATHPLUS,KLEIN, JD164-165,SWATHPLUS,512I, JD165-166,512I,KLEIN, JD166-167,SWATH+,KLEIN, JD167-168,KLEIN,512I,SWATH+, JD168,KLEIN,SWATH+, JD168-169512I,KLEIN,SWATH+, )
2009-002-FA-BA-001-01 ( Swath bathymetric data processed to CARIS BASE surface.)
2009-002-FA-BA-001-02 ( Swath bathymetric data processed to ASCII XYZ data.)
2009-002-FA-BA-001-03 ( Swath bathymetric data processed to ESRI ArcView grid.)
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
2009-002-FA-SE-001 ( Edgetech 512i Chirp subbottom seismic reflection data for Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.)
2009-002-FA-SE-002 ( DVD ROM disk of JD148,SUBX,KLEIN,512I, JD149,512I,KLEIN, JD149-150,KLEIN, JD150,SWATH+,512I, JD151-152,SWATH+,512I, JD151-152,KLEIN, JD149,152-153,SWATH+, JD153,SWATH+,512I, JD153-155,KLEIN,512I, JD154-155,SWATH+, JD154-155,SWATH+, KLEIN, JD155-156,SWATH+, JD155-156,KLEIN, JD156-157,512I,KLEIN, JD157-158,SWATH+, JD158-159,SWATH+,512i, JD158-159,512i,KLEIN, JD159-161,512i,KLEIN, JD159-160, SWATH+, JD159-160, SWATH+,KLEIN, JD161-162, 512i, KLEIN, JD163, SWATH+,512I, JD163-164, KLEIN, JD164,SWATHPLUS,KLEIN, JD164-165,SWATHPLUS,512I, JD165-166,512I,KLEIN, JD166-167,SWATH+,KLEIN, JD167-168,KLEIN,512I,SWATH+, JD168,KLEIN,SWATH+, JD168-169512I,KLEIN,SWATH+, )
2009-002-FA-SE-001-01 ( Seismic profiles from seismic reflection data: processed using SIOSEIS and Seismic Unix.)