Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab
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.
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Start Date: 2010-05-13
End Date: 2010-06-04
Equipment Used: Temperature and salinity, SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Sensor - MVP30, Real Time Kinematic GPS, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, Klein 3000
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
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
Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
|North: 41.69753||South: 41.31495||West: -71.0403||East: -70.4361|
Megan T Miller
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/.
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Real Time Kinematic GPS||---||Navigation|
|Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 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|
|Sensor - MVP30||---||Sound Velocity|
|Temperature and salinity||---||CTD|