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Field Activity Details for field activity 1993-023-FA

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Other ID: ANDR 93-01; ANDR9301

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sidescan sonar survey of the bank, including video and sampling, to produce maps of the sedimentary environment and biological habitats.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1993-09-20

End Date: 1993-10-01

Equipment Used: Osprey camera system, Van Veen grab sampler, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, GPS (wh), Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Nichols, Nancy K. Soderberg, Carol Brown, Carol M. Parmenter, Eric A. Schmuck, Barbara A. Seekins

Affiliate Staff:
J. Deardsley; M. Liebmann - EPA Boston

Notes: Original Center People field contained: E. Schmuck, N. Soderberg, J. Deardsley, D. Nichols, C. Brown, B. Seekins, C. Parmenter.


Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.27324 South: 42.13862 West: -70.3928 East: -70.2224


photo of Anderson


Valentine, P.C., Baker, J.L., Unger, T.S., Scully, L.A., and Fuller, S.J., 2005, Sea floor image maps showing topography, sun-illuminated topography, backscatter intensity, ruggedness, slope, and the distribution of boulder ridges and bedrock outcrops in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2840,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Osprey camera system --- Photo
Van Veen grab sampler --- Geology
1993-023-FA-SC-001 (GRAB samples)
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
1993-023-FA-LN-001 (Floppy disk(s) containing NAV-GPS)
Loran-C --- Navigation

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