USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-007-FA

Other ID: 09007,L-7-09-AR

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Arctic Ocean

Principal Investigator(s): Deborah Hutchinson, Deborah Hutchinson

Affiliate Investigator(s): David Mosher, Geological Survey of Canada,David Mosher (Chief Scientist) - Geological Survey of Canada, Debbie Hutchinson

Information Specialist(s): Deborah Hutchinson, PARTNER

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Conductivity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Seismics: Multichannel, Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Sound Velocity, Visual Identification: Species ID

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sediment thickness mapping using multichannel seismics and sonobuoys on the potential U.S. extended continental shelf north of Alaska.


Start Date: 2009-08-06

Start Port/Location: Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada and Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada

End Date: 2009-09-16

End Port/Location: Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada and Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada

Equipment Used: Gravity meter (wh), YSI multiparameter sonde, DGPS, Knudsen echo sounder 320B/R, Sensor - SVP, SBE 9 CTD, XCTD, Water sampler, Visual Mammal ID, Multichannel seismics, Seismic refraction

Information to be Derived: Notes/logs;Seismic;Other geophysical

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 4062 km of 16-channel multichannel seismic data 51 sonobuoys (46 good) 8355 line km 12 kHz echo sounder 177 Helicopter spot soundings 9 CTD Rosettes 72 XCTDs Underway measurement of seawater salinity, temperature, flourescence, gas tension, and oxygen saturation. Underway ice observations (log) Underway marine mammal observations (log)

Staff: Deborah Hutchinson, Borden Chapman

Affiliate Staff:
David Mosher - Chief Scientist; John Shimeld - GSC (lead seismic analyst); Borden Chapman - lead seismic operations
John Shimeld (lead seismic analyst
) - GSC

Notes: Cruise dates may vary. This is planned as a two-icebreaker experiment (with USCGC Healy). This is planned as a two-icebreaker experiment (with USCGC Healy). 18. Report Date: 11:35 8/3/2009

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Deborah Hutchinson - Chief Scientist
David Mosher (Chief Scientist) - Geological Survey of Canada
John Shimeld (lead seismic analyst, ) - GSC
Borden Chapman - lead seismic operations

Non USGS data manager = Debbie Hutchinson

Location Map:


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Louis S St Laurent


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
YSI multiparameter sonde --- Conductivity
Dissolved Oxygen
DGPS --- Navigation
Knudsen echo sounder 320B/R --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Sensor - SVP --- Sound Velocity
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Visual Mammal ID --- Species ID
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
Seismic refraction --- Sonobouy