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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2013-019-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): Gali Kineke - Boston College; Rocky Geyer - WHOI; Dave Ralston - WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Patrick Dickhudt

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain core samples, conduct erosion chamber analyses. Conduct sediment camera survey.


Start Port/Location: Old Saybrook, CT

End Port/Location: Old Saybrook, CT

Start Date: 2013-05-13

End Date: 2013-05-17

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Corer - piston, Video camera - deep sea, Sediment camera

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;Suspended sediment concentrations;Physical property data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Obtained cores and performed erosion-chamber measurements at three sites (2 measurements each) and sediment-camera images at >1000 sites. Grab samples at six sites for sediment-camera calibartion.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Patrick Dickhudt

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Coordinated with Boston Colleg and WHOI scientists, aboard RV Lowell Weicker and RV Mytelis.
OT waiver approved.


Connecticut River, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic

North: 41.4139 South: 41.252 West: -72.4507 East: -72.26257


photo of Lowell Weicker
Lowell Weicker



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Sediment camera --- Photo
Corer - piston --- Geology
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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