USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-004-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman, Brian Andrews

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The purpose of this survey was to collect high-resolution chirp seismic profiles, swath bathymetry, and sidescan sonar backscatter to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2010-05-13

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2010-06-04

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Real Time Kinematic GPS, EdgeTech Subbottom 512i, Klein 3000, SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Sensor - MVP30, Temperature and salinity

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: USGS Survey 10004 (2010-004-FA) was conducted 13 May-4 June, 2010 aboard the M/V MEGAN MILLER in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA. The purpose of this survey was to collect high-resolution chirp seismic profiles, swath bathymetry, and sidescan sonar backscatter to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts. The survey covered a total of 333 sq. km in northern Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Brian Andrews, Wayne Baldwin, Walter Barnhardt, Emile Bergeron, William Danforth, David Foster, Barry Irwin, Aaron Turecek, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Leg 1: 13-24 May, 2010; Leg 2: 24 May-4 June, 2010.
Project = Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM) Seafloor Mapping - Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM) Seafloor Mapping - Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound

Location:

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

Boundaries
North: 41.69753 South: 41.31495 West: -71.0403 East: -70.4361

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/.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
2010-004-FA-SE-001 ( Seismic Reflection profiles were collected with Edgetech 512i chirp system.)
2010-004-FA-SE-002 ( Seismic data archived on 37 Blu-ray Discs for entire project.)
Klein 3000 --- Sidescan
2010-004-FA-SO-002 ( Backscatter data collected during the survey, on (37) Blu-Ray discs, contain all data collected during the survey.)
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
Multibeam
Sensor - MVP30 --- Sound Velocity
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Temperature