USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-087-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Upper Mystic Lake, border of Arlington/Medford/Winchester, Massachusetts, United States, North America;

Principal Investigator(s): Carolyn Ruppel

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Carolyn Ruppel

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct pseudo-3D survey of methane seep field in deepwater part of lake in advance of MIT ROV deployment & diver-deployed lander installation for physics/chemistry studies (to be carried out in early 2011).

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2010-10-13

Start Port/Location: Winchester Boat Club

End Date: 2010-10-13

End Port/Location: Winchester Boat Club

Equipment Used: HYPACK, Humminbird fishfinder, DGPS, EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler, SCUBA, Temperature and salinity

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Reoccupied sites of former seeps. Filled in areas needed to complete bathymetric map. Conducted high resolution survey of deep basin where we had previously recognized numerous seeps.

Staff: Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Benjamin Scandella
MIT

Notes:

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Knob
Knob

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
HYPACK --- Navigation
Humminbird fishfinder --- Single Beam
DGPS --- Navigation
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
SCUBA --- Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Temperature