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Field Activity Details for field activity 2021-005-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): CMHRP Program Office Operational Costs (GY00ET2SZ00)

Principal Investigator(s): Walter Barnhardt

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter Esselman - GLSC, Ann Arbor, MI

Information Specialist(s): Brian Andrews

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geophysical mapping, sediment sampling and photographic characterization of mine spoils on lake floor

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Calumet, MI

End Port/Location: Calumet, MI

Start Date: 2021-08-01

End Date: 2021-08-17

Equipment Used: Nikon 7100 digital camera, SeaBOSS, Hemisphere R131 DGPS, Canon G12, Sensor - SVP, POS-MV, HYPACK, Reson T20-P

Information to be Derived:  Bathymetry, backscatter, sediment distribution, texture and composition, bottom video and photographs

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected multbeam depth and backscatter data along 375 kms (14 sq kms) of survey lines using a Reson T20-P Dual-head multibeam sonar 5-11 August. Collected bottom photographs, video and grab samples at 94 locations using the mini-SEABOSS.13-16 August.

Staff: Patrick Berube, Seth Ackerman, Alexander Nichols, Eric Moore

Affiliate Staff:
Anthony Arnold- USGS Great Lakes Science Center
Sam Pecoraro- USGS Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station

Notes: Leg 1- Multibeam:
Rafael Crew:
Nichols-Operator
Moore-Acquisition
Barnhardt-supercargo
Andrews- data processing (ashore).

Leg 2:
Ackerman-mini-SEABOSS
Patrick Barube- mini-SEABOSS

LOGISTICS:
Nichols and Moore drove trucks/boat/gear to Calumet MI from Woods Hole, MA Aug 1-3. Barnhardt and Andrews flew to Calumet MI Aug 4. Aug 12 Ackerman and Berube arrive for SEABOSS work, Andrews departs. Aug 14th, Moore departs. Aug 16th Survey Ends. Aug 17th Barnhardt and Ackerman depart- Nichols and Berube depart with trucks/boat/gear for Woods Hole (arrive WH Aug 19th)

Location:

Big Traverse Bay, Lake Superior

Boundaries
North: 47.22439 South: 47.16356 West: -88.24021 East: -88.14155

Platform(s):


Unknown
photo of Rafael
Rafael

Publications

Andrews, B.D., Barnhardt, W.A., Moore, E.M., Nichols, A.R., Ackerman, S.D., and Berube, P.J. 2022, High-resolution geophysical and sample data collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2021-005-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9NJY125.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Nikon 7100 digital camera --- Photo
2021-005-FA_SEABOSS_samplepics (Geotagged images of sediment grabs collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS Field Activity 2021-005-FA using the USGS MiniSEABOSS (JPEG images; GCS WGS 84))
SeaBOSSThe MiniSEABOSS (SEABed Observation and Sampling System) was used to collect sediment samples with a modified Van Veen sampler and still photos of the seabed with a camera mounted on the fram.Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
Photo
Video
Geology
Biology
2021-005-FA_SEABOSS_samples (Locations and grain-size analysis results of sediment samples collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS Field Activity 2021-005-FA using the USGS MiniSEABOSS (CSV, GCS WGS 84))
Hemisphere R131 DGPS --- Navigation
Canon G12Still camera mounted on the MiniSEABOSS to capture seabed photos.Photo
2021-005-FA_SEABOSS_bottomphotos (Geotagged lakebed images and their locations collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS Field Activity 2021-005-FA using the USGS MiniSEABOSS (JPEG images, point shapefile; GCS WGS 84))
Sensor - SVP --- Sound Velocity
POS-MV --- Navigation
HYPACKSoftware used to record navigation and other data.Navigation
Reson T20-PCollected 7 consecutive days of Reson T20-P bathymetry and backscatter along 375 kms (14 sq kms) of tracklines Aug 5-11Multibeam
Water column reflectivity
2021-005-FA_ResonT20P_Backscatter_1m (Multibeam backscatter data collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS Field Activity 2021-005-FA using a dual-head Reson T20-P multibeam echosounder (8-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 16N, NAD 83, 1-m resolution))
2021-005-FA_ResonT20P_Bathymetry_1m (Multibeam bathymetric data collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS Field Activity 2021-005-FA using a dual-head Reson T20-P multibeam echosounder (32-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 16N, NAD 83, NAVD 88 Vertical Datum, 1-m resolution))
2021-005-FA_ResonT20P_Tracklines (Multibeam trackline data collected in the vicinity of Buffalo Reef, Michigan, within Lake Superior during USGS Field Activity 2021-005-FA using a dual-head Reson T20-P multibeam echosounder (Esri polyline shapefile, Geographic, WGS 84).)

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