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Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-006-FA

Other ID: HE0905

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Deborah Hutchinson

Affiliate Investigator(s): Larry Mayer, University of New Hampshire

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Multibeam and Chirp mapping of the sea floor of potential U.S. extended continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska.


Start Port/Location: Barrow, AK

End Port/Location: Barrow, AK

Start Date: 2009-08-07

End Date: 2009-09-16

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Knudsen Chirp 3200B, Echosounder, CTD, SeaBeam 2112, Digital camera

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology; Shallow sediment structure from Knudsen single-channel seismics

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: USCGC HEALY provided ice breaking during collection of multichannel seismic data by the GSC aboard CCGS LOUIS S. ST-LAURENT.

Staff: Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Cruise is currently devoted 100% to two-icebreaker work. Data Curator: UNH.


Arctic Ocean;

North: 85 South: 70 West: -160 East: -125


photo of Healy


Hutchinson, D.R., and Barth, G.A., 2010, Continental margins and the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Project: MARGINS/GeoPRISMS Newsletter, no. 25, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
2009-006-FA-PH-001 ( Images are from various web cameras located on the ship in the following locations: Aloftconn, fantail)
2009-006-FA-PH-002 ( Satellite ice cover imagery)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
2009-006-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation data consists of NMEA messages from Ashtech GPS, GLONASS GPS, and Pcode receivers.)
Knudsen Chirp 3200B --- Sub Bottom Profiler
2009-006-FA-SE-001 ( Knudsen low frequency single channel chirp sub-bottom data were continuously collected during the field program.)
SeaBeam 2112 --- Multibeam
Echosounder --- Single Beam

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