USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-068-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): William Danforth, Richard Signell

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map the bathymetry surrounding the Middle Ground shoal in Vineyard Sound using swath bathymetric methods.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2009-09-22

Start Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

End Date: 2009-09-22

End Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

Equipment Used: Real Time Kinematic GPS, SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Sensor - SVP

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mapped the northern extension of Middle Ground Shoals just north of Lake Tashmoo to West Chop.

Staff: William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Richard Signell, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = National Community Sediment Transport Modeling: Scientific Investigations Report (SIR), National Community Sediment Transport Modeling: Scientific Investigations Report (SIR)

Location Map:

Platform(s):

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Publications

Pendleton, E.A., Andrews, B.D., Danforth, W.W., and Foster, D.S, 2014, High-Resolution Geophysical Data From Sand Shoals of Vineyard Sound and the Sea Floor Surrounding the Eastern Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts: doi: 10.3133/ofr20131020.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
2009-068-FA-NL-001 ( Survey Log: observer and technicians notes including personnel, equipment, JD, time, line, file, and comments.)
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
Multibeam
Sensor - SVP --- Sound Velocity