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Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-041-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): Steve Swift, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): David Foster

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sub-bottom survey of Vineyard Sound using EdgeTech 512i Chirp system. The survey objective is to collect a grid of sub-bottom data to define the Quaternary geologic framework of the area in relation to the onshore geology.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2003-09-02

End Date: 2003-09-10

Equipment Used: DGPS, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar, Klein 3000

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Foster, Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:
Steve Swift
WHOI; Ann Mulligan

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Foster, Data acquistion and processing; Tom O'Brien, Technician.


Vineyard Sound, Falmouth Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.55 South: 41.48333 West: -70.6667 East: -70.45


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Klein 3000 --- Sidescan

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