USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-042-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Carolyn Ruppel

Affiliate Investigator(s): Harry Hemond - MIT

Information Specialist(s): Carolyn Ruppel

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Test new seismic fish and topside unit configuration in a lake setting known to be characterized by methane emissions.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2009-06-08

End Date: 2009-06-08

Equipment Used: DGPS, EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected Chirp data over most of lake; Lowrance GPS failed a few times.

Staff: Carolyn Ruppel, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Charuleka Varadharajan

Project = High-Latitude Climate-Hydrates Interactions - Dept. of Energy, High-Latitude Climate-Hydrates Interactions - Dept. of Energy


Upper Mystic Lake, Medford, Massachusetts, United States, North America;

North: 42.4465 South: 42.4218 West: -71.1556 East: -71.1412


photo of Terrapin



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler