USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-072-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Muskeget Channel, Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Jane Denny

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth, Jane Denny

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect bathymetric data within Muskeget Channel and surrounding area.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2010-10-04

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 2010-10-15

End Port/Location:

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

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Approximately 175 km of swath bathymetric data were collected within Muskeget Channel and adjacent areas to map the topography.

Staff: Wayne Baldwin, William Danforth, Barry Irwin

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: 3 days of surveying are needed. A two-week period is reserved in case of weather. 3 days will also be needed at the end of October. Due to windy conditions, cruise dates were extended into the first 2 weeks of October.

Location Map:

Platform(s):

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Publications

Pendleton, E.A., Denny, J.F., Danforth, W.W., Baldwin, W.E., and Irwin, B.J., 2014, High-Resolution Swath Interferometric Data Collected within Muskegat Channel, Massachusetts: doi: 10.3133/ofr20121258.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
Multibeam
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation