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Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-010-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Brian Andrews

Data Type(s): Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: map shelf edge canyons


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole

End Port/Location: Woods Hole

Start Date: 2012-06-29

End Date: 2012-07-03

Equipment Used: Echosounder

Information to be Derived: Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 418 sq km of multibeam bathymetry in Welker, Hydrographer, and Veatch Canyons on the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster using a Simrad EM1002.

Staff: Brian Andrews, Jerry Charles, Racheal Ferreira

Affiliate Staff:

Project = NRC/Tsunami Landslide,


New Engalnd continental margin, United States, North America, North Atlantic

North: 40.2648 South: 39.9027 West: -69.6016 East: -68.29193


photo of Nancy Foster
Nancy Foster


Andrews, B., Chaytor, J., ten Brink, U., Brothers, D., Gardner, J., and Lobecker, E., 2016, Bathymetric Terrain Model of the Atlantic Margin for Marine Geological Investigations, version 2.0: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1266 version 2.0, doi: 10.3133/ofr20121266.

Andrews, B.D., Chaytor, J.D., Brothers, D.S., and ten Brink, U.S., 2013, Bathymetric Terrain Model of the Atlantic Margin for Marine Geological Investigations. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1266, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
2012-010-FA-BA-001 ( 518 kilometers of bathymetric data collected between July 1-3, 2013 on board the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster using their SIMRAD EM1002 (95 kHz). Woods Hole to Woods Hole)

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