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Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-053-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): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Testing Chirp sub-bottom systems. We will be comparing the Knudsen 320BR system with the EdgeTech 512i system. The Knudsen 320BR is being deployed from the R/V RAFAEL.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2003-11-04

End Date: 2003-11-06

Equipment Used: DGPS, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 35 km of EdgeTech 512i Chirp data were collected and stored on CD-R.

Staff: David Foster, Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:
Stephen Swift
watch stander

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Foster, Chief Scientist; Tom O'Brien, Tech.


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

North: 41.55 South: 41.51667 West: -70.5667 East: -70.51667


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
DGPS --- Navigation

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