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Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-011-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): WHOI, ONR

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Mapping for ONR Ripples DRI project.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2007-08-09

End Date: 2007-08-14

Equipment Used: SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Real Time Kinematic GPS, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, Digital camera, Klein 3000

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sidescan sonar, chirp sub-bottom and swath bathymetry were collected off the south shore of Martha's Vineyard surrounding MCVO within a 5 km x 7 km area.


Affiliate Staff:



Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.35 South: 41.3 West: -70.57 East: -70.53


photo of Megan T Miller
Megan T Miller


Denny, J.F., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S., and Sherwood, C.R., 2009, Geophysical data collected off the south shore of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1288, URL:


FAN 2007-011-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to and See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
Bathymetry GIS data ( )
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Chirp seismic data ( )
2007-011-FA-SE-001 ( Raw SEGY data)
Klein 3000 --- Sidescan
Sidescan mosaic ( )
Digital camera --- Photo
2007-011-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation

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