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Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-029-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): Ellyn Montgomery

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Single Beam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Visual Identification: Ground Truthing

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 2 tripods, mooring #836 (particle/sonar) and 837.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2007-10-29

End Date: 2007-10-29

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Bottom platform, Grab sampler, Mooring tripod, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Current, Digital camera, Rotating Imagenex sonar, Two-axis pencil-beam Imagenex sonar, Acoustic backscatter sensors

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Suspended sediment concentrations; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Recovered USGS tripods: 2 (mooring #836 and 837; deployed CONN FA 07028, Aug. 27, 2008). Recovered WHOI tripods.

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Benedicte Ferre, Marinna Martini, Ellyn Montgomery, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:
Chris Hein
Boston University student; Peter Traykovski
WHOI; Fred Thwaites
WHOI; Andy Girard

Notes: Project = ONR Ripples DRI, ONR Ripples DRI


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

North: 41.35 South: 41.26667 West: -70.6167 East: -70.48333


photo of Connecticut


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:

Montgomery, E., Sherwood, C, 2013, Studying seafloor bedforms using autonomous stationary imaging and profiling sonars: OCEANS'13 MTS/IEEE Proceedings Paper, pp. 1–7, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Rotating Imagenex sonar --- Single Beam
Two-axis pencil-beam Imagenex sonar --- Single Beam
Acoustic backscatter sensors --- Single Beam
Digital camera --- Photo
2007-029-FA-PH-001 ( 110 digital photos from MVCO07 recovery, "Konica A2")
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Grab sampler --- Biology
2007-029-FA-SC-001 ( 26 diver grabs collected by collaborating agency)
2007-029-FA-SC-001-01 ( Grain size analysis: Lab #s AW996, AW997, AW998, AW999, AX001, AX002, AX003, AX004, AX005, AX006, AX007, AX008, AX009, AX010, AX011, AX012, AX013, AX014, AX015, AX016, AX017, AX018, AX019, AX020, AX023, and AX024 in L. Poppe's sediments database.)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2007-029-FA-OM-001 ( MVCO07 836sc: data from Minipod logger for Seacat (*.cap))
2007-029-FA-OM-003 ( MVCO07 8361wh: data from Minipod logger for ADCP sensor.)
2007-029-FA-OM-011 ( MVCO07 8376advblue: data from Flowbee logger for Hydra blue sensor.)
2007-029-FA-OM-002 ( MVCO07 836sonar: data from Minipod logger for pencil, range and fan sonar sensors.)
2007-029-FA-OM-004 ( MVCO07 8365ez: data from Minipod logger for EZCompass.)
2007-029-FA-OM-005 ( MVCO07 8366OBS: data from Minipod logger for OBS-wiper.)
2007-029-FA-OM-006 ( MVCO07 8368LISST: data from Minipod logger for LISST sensor.)
2007-029-FA-OM-007 ( MVCO07 8371mc: data from Flowbee logger for Microcat 727.)
2007-029-FA-OM-008 ( MVCO07 8372wh: data from Flowbee logger for ADCP.)
2007-029-FA-OM-009 ( MVCO07 8374PCRed: data from Flowbee logger for Hydra red PCADP sensor.)
2007-029-FA-OM-010 ( MVCO07 8375advgreen: data from Flowbee logger for Hydra green sensor.)
2007-029-FA-OM-012 ( MVCO07 8377advyellow: data from FlowBee logger for Hydra yellow sensor.)
2007-029-FA-OM-013 ( MVCO07 8378mc: data from FlowBee logger for Microcat 466.)

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