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Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-023-FA

Other ID: C-23-08-GU

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Walter Barnhardt

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Brian Buczkowski

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect cores and sub-bottom profiles from the Merrimack paleodelta and Jeffreys Ledge to reconstruct depositional environments and determine sea-level history.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2008-08-25

End Date: 2008-08-29

Equipment Used: DGPS, Alpine Vibracorer, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, Digital camera

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Vibracores were attempted at 22 stations. Core samples were recovered at 21 stations and range in length up to 3.48 m. Seismic reflection profiles were collected along 319 km of tracklines.

Staff: Wayne Baldwin, Walter Barnhardt, Emile Bergeron, Brian Buczkowski, Elizabeth Pendleton, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Michael Toomey (WHOI student)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Walter Barnhardt (PI), Emile Bergeron and Chuck Worley (master techs), Brian Buczkowski (data archivist), Wayne Baldwin (data processor), and Elizabeth Pendleton (data processor).
Project = Penobscot River Sampling, Penobscot River Sampling


Cape Ann region, Massachusetts, Gulf of Maine, United States, North Atlantic;

North: 42.88 South: 42.66 West: -70.8 East: -70.58


photo of Connecticut



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Alpine Vibracorer --- Geology
2008-023-FA-NL-001 ( Survey log for seismic data and core collection: Excel file.)
2008-023-FA-SC-001 ( Vibracores: 22 cores from 22 stations collected via Rossfelder vibracorer; B. Buczkowski's IDs WB-01 thru WB-22.)
DGPS --- Navigation
2008-023-FA-LN-001 ( Hypack navigation files for seismic survey.)
Digital camera --- Photo
2008-023-FA-PH-001 ( 9 deck photos of the CONNECTICUT and crew.)
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
2008-023-FA-SE-001 ( Seismic reflection profiles: 149 lines (319 km) of Edgetech 512i seismic data.)

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