USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-033-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Dann Blackwood, Lawrence Poppe

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground-truth NOAA multibeam surveys H11922 and H11996 in Rhode Island Sound.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2010-07-21

End Date: 2010-07-23

Equipment Used: DGPS, SeaBOSS, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Barry Irwin, Katherine McMullen

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Ground truthing will be done with the small SEABOSS. Platform will be the R/V RAFAEL.
Project = Sea and Lake Floor Mapping: Data off Cape Cod, Sea and Lake Floor Mapping: Data off Cape Cod


Rhode Island Sound, Rhode Island, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.37269 South: 41.20759 West: -71.543 East: -70.8728


photo of Rafael


McMullen, K.Y., and Poppe, L.J, Geologic Mapping Offshore of Rhode Island: .

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Ackerman, S.D., Blackwood, D.S., Schaer, J.D., Nadeau, M.A., and Wood, D.A., 2011, Surficial geology of the sea floor in central Rhode Island Sound, southeast of Point Judith, Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1005, URL:

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., and Parker, C.E., 2015, Character, Distribution, and Ecological Significance of Storm-Wave Induced Scour in Rhode Island Sound, USA: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 35 no. 2, pp. 135–144, doi: 10.1007/s00367-014-0392-0.

Poppe, L.J., and McMullen, K.Y., , 2014 AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI. Honolulu, HI, February 23-28, 2014.

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., Blackwood, D.S., Irwin, B.J., Schaer, J.D., and Forrest, M.R., 2011, Sea-Floor Geology and Character of Eastern Rhode Island Sound West of Gay Head, Massachusetts: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1004, DVD-Rom and online, URL:


FAN 2010-033-FA has data viewable in the CMGP Video and Photograph Portal. View the data in this application here. See the instructions for working with this application.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2010-033-FA-NL-001 ( SEABOSS-Video/Camera/Sample Log.)
2010-033-FA-VD-001 ( Hi8 Video tapes of sea-floor video from the SEABOSS system.)
2010-033-FA-VD-002 ( Video DVDs of sea-floor video from the SEABOSS system. The DVD's are a better data source than Hi8 tapes.)
Digital camera --- Photo
2010-033-FA-PH-002 ( Photos of deck operations)
DGPS --- Navigation

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Questions or Comments? Contact CMGDS Team