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Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-012-FA

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Other ID: 9511; FERL9511

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Brad Barr - NMS, NOAA; Peter Auster - NURP/UCONN, NOAA

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Acquire sidescan sonar imagery, sediment samples and video images of the sea bed that will be used to interpret sidescan sonar imagery and compile maps of Stellwagen Bank.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Start Date: 1995-10-05

End Date: 1995-10-13

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Video camera - deep sea, Nikonos camera, Van Veen grab sampler, GPS (wh), DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Kenneth F. Parolski, Edwin Roworth, Page Valentine, Nancy K. Soderberg, Brenton B. Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
CJ Powers - Wesleyan College

Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project


Stellwagen Bank, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.35692 South: 42.10071 West: -70.4121 East: -70.06268


photo of Ferrel


Valentine, P.C., and Gallea, L.B., 2015, Seabed maps showing topography, ruggedness, backscatter intensity, sediment mobility, and the distribution of geologic substrates in quadrangle 6 of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3341, 10 sheets, scale 1:25,000, and 21-p. pamphlet,

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,


Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief scientist's cruise report including personnel, purpose, equipment, tabulated information, daily cruise log narrative, sample site locations.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1995-012-FA-SE-001 (microfilm of )
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Nikonos camera --- Photo
Van Veen grab sampler --- Geology
1995-012-FA-SC-001 (GRAB samples)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
DGPS --- Navigation

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