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Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-014-FA

Other ID: 9401; ARGO9401

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter Auster - NURP/UCONN

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: ROV survey, sampling, video observations of sedimentary environments and habitats.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

Start Date: 1994-09-08

End Date: 1994-09-13

Equipment Used: ROV, DGPS, Van Veen grab sampler, Osprey camera system

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples: 73; Video transects; Bottom photos: 106 images on 1 photo CD.

Staff: Christopher F. Polloni, Page Valentine, Brenton B. Taylor, Eric A. Schmuck

Affiliate Staff:
Peter Auster
associates - NURP/UCONN

Notes: Field activity information derived from pre-cruise report and photo CDs.

Location:

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

Boundaries
North: 42.26912306 South: 42.14671851 West: -70.39063313 East: -70.12711903

Platform(s):

photo of Argo Maine
Argo Maine

Publications

Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20061187.

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, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim2840.

Valentine, P.C., Gallea, L.B., Blackwood, D.S., and Twomey, E.R., 2010, Seabed photographs, sediment texture analyses, and sun-illuminated sea floor topography in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 469, available at https://doi.org/10.3133/ds469.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ROV --- Photo
Video
Biology
Geology
DGPS --- Navigation
Van Veen grab sampler --- Geology
1994-014-FA-SC-001 (GRAB samples)
Osprey camera system --- Photo
Video
1994-014-FA-NL-001 (CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD253, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD253, )
1994-014-FA-PH-001 (CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD253, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD253, )

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