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Field Activity Details for field activity 2005-013-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Walter Barnhardt

Affiliate Investigator(s): Joe Kelley, University of Maine

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geologic mapping of moraine complex and submerged shorelines for study of sea-level change and assessment of sand/gravel resources.


Start Port/Location: Wells, ME

End Port/Location: Wells, ME

Start Date: 2005-06-01

End Date: 2005-06-10

Equipment Used: SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Sensor - SVP, Real Time Kinematic GPS, Submetrix Sidescan sonar, EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler, Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar, Digital camera

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Submetrix Bathymetry (117 kHz): full mosaic 102 sq. km; Klein sidescan sonar (dual frequency): 142.4 km of tracklines (424); Chirp seismic reflection profiles: 400.3 km of tracklines.

Staff: Walter Barnhardt, Erika Hammar-Klose, Barry Irwin, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Joe Kelley (co-PI) and Laura Brothers (graduate student)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Walter Barnhardt (PI), Charles Worley (marine tech), Barry Irwin (Boat Captain), and Erika Hammar-Klose (geologist and data processor).
Project = Geologic Mapping of Wells Bay, Maine, Geologic Mapping of Wells Bay, Maine


Wells Embayment, Maine, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 43.33333 South: 43.23333 West: -70.5 East: -70.41667


photo of Rafael



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Submetrix Sidescan sonar --- Interferometric
Digital camera --- Photo
2005-013-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos: photos of general working area taken during field activity.)
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
2005-013-FA-BA-001-01 ( Processed bathymetric data: folder includes data, notes, processing scripts, and grids.)
Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Sensor - SVP --- Sound Velocity

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