USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-084-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, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Resurvey methane-charged bottom features in lake, better constrain bathymetry, locate methane emissions through bubble streams in water column, and conduct sonar imaging of lake bottom with particular focus on locating pockmark-type features.


Start Date: 2009-12-02

Start Port/Location: Winchester Boat Club, Winchester, MA

End Date: 2009-12-02

End Port/Location: Winchester Boat Club, Winchester, MA

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler, Humminbird fishfinder

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected Chirp 424, sonar images, and images of seeps in water column with GPS navigation.

Staff: Carolyn Ruppel, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Ben Scandella

Notes: - This activity is based on Field Activity 09042.
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





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Humminbird fishfinder --- Single Beam