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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-055-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Foster

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): David Foster

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: We will be testing equipment and mapping areas of interest in Nantucket Sound in the area of Horseshoe Shoal. The survey will include high-resolution sub-bottom, bathymetry, and sidescan sonar acquisition.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2002-10-15

End Date: 2002-10-29

Equipment Used: DGPS, HYPACK

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The SEA Submetrix system was tested with new 117 kHz transducers. The Knudsen Chirp was tested in Waquoit Bay. Data were not acquired due to marginal to unsatisfactory weather conditions. The systems were functional and our testing objectives were met.

Staff: William Danforth, David Foster, Barry Irwin, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Project = Seafloor Mapping, Seafloor Mapping


Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.58333 South: 41.41667 West: -70.5833 East: -70.41667


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
HYPACK --- Navigation

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