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Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-043-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman, William Schwab, Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Canadian Hydro Service - U. New Brunswick; NOAA, NMSP and NOS

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bathymetric and backscatter surveys using multibeam in New York Bight, Stellwagen NMS, and western Massachusetts Bay to outfall region.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

Start Date: 1996-11-19

End Date: 1996-12-14

Equipment Used: Simrad EM 1000

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: SBNMS: 6 days at sea; 1093 km data.

Staff: VeeAnn Atnipp Cross, William Danforth, Jane Denny, William Schwab, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
Lt. Tom Jacobs - NOAA
12/3-14; John Hughes-Clark - UNB

Notes: Original Submitted By field contained: Brad Butman and Page Valentine.
Project = NY Bight; Stellwagen NMS; Massachusetts Bay, NY Bight; Stellwagen NMS; Massachusetts Bay


New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;,

North: 40.52118 South: 39.59722 West: -73.8239 East: -72.01538


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Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p., URL:

Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Hughes Clark, J.E., and Signell, R.P., 2017, Bathymetry and backscatter intensity of the sea floor of the Hudson Shelf Valley: doi: doi:10.5066/F7C53J1Z.

Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Hughes-Clark, J.E., Signell, R.P., and Knowles, S.C., 2017, Bathymetry and Backscatter Intensity of the Sea Floor of the Historic Area Remediation Site in 1996, 1998, and 2000: doi: 10.5066/F74B2ZGX.

Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Knowles, S.C., May, B., and Serrett, L., 2002, Sea floor topography and backscatter intensity of the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS), offshore of New York, based on multibeam surveys conducted in 1996, 1998, and 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-503, DVD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Simrad EM 1000 --- Multibeam
Bathymetry GIS data ( )

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