Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Middle Ground, Vineyard Sound, Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Wayne Baldwin, William Schwab
Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman, Brian Buczkowski
Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect bottom photography and sediment samples to validate geophysical data.
Start Date: 2010-09-08
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 2010-09-15
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, DGPS
Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: SeaBOSS grab samples, photos/video for ground truth of high-resolution geophysical data. Sediment grab samples, photos, and video data collected.
Staff: Seth Ackerman, Emile Bergeron, Dann Blackwood, Brian Buczkowski
Ackerman, S.D., Pappal, A.L., Huntley, E.C., Blackwood, D.S, and Schwab, W.C, 2015, Geological Sampling Data and Benthic Biota Classification: Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1221, doi: 10.3133/ofr20141221.
McMullen, K.Y., and Poppe, L.J, Geologic Mapping Offshore of Rhode Island: WHCMSC Page, .
Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., Blackwood, D.S., Irwin, B.J., Schaer, J.D., and Forrest, M.R., 2011, Sea-Floor Geology and Character of Eastern Rhode Island Sound West of Gay Head, Massachusetts: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1004, DVD-Rom and online, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1004/.