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Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-037-FA

Other ID: ISBL9637

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): Page Valentine

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sampling, video and still observations of sea bed to ground truth multibeam survey for mapping. CTD casts.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1996-07-26

End Date: 1996-08-01

Equipment Used: DGPS, Van Veen grab sampler, Osprey camera system, SBE 9 CTD

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected sediment samples, video, and CTD data.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jane Cookman, Eric Haase, Kathy Hall, Christopher F. Polloni, Nancy K. Soderberg, Sara Stillman, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:

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


Stellwagen Bank region, North America, North Atlantic;;

North: 42.63 South: 42.1 West: -70.56 East: -70


photo of Isabel S
Isabel S


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,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Van Veen grab sampler --- Geology
1996-037-FA-SC-001 (GRAB samples)
Osprey camera system --- Photo

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