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Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-029-FA

Other ID: FERL9829

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): NOAA

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution seismic survey; sampling, video, and photos of sea bed.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Start Date: 1998-09-30

End Date: 1998-10-18

Equipment Used: Datasonics SST 220 sub-bottom 3.5k, SeaBOSS, P-code GPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 300 km of chirp sub-bottom sonar; 98 photo/video stations; and 60 sediment samples. Lost 6.5 days to bad weather.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Thomas O'Brien, Page Valentine, Kenneth F. Parolski, Jessica Baker, Tanya Unger, Nancy K. Soderberg, Alex Robinson

Affiliate Staff:
J. Lindholm
NOAA/NURC

Notes: Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project
Information from Foghorn: high-resolution seismics (datasonics chirp sonar);new blue winch w/ video-photo grab;P-code navigation;geolink software;deck van;

Location:

Stellwagen Bank NMS region, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 42.8 South: 42.083 West: -70.6 East: -70.033

Platform(s):

photo of Ferrel
Ferrel

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
Datasonics SST 220 sub-bottom 3.5k --- Sub Bottom Profiler
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
Photo
Video
Geology
Biology
1998-029-FA-SC-001 (GRAB samples)
1998-029-FA-PH-001 (CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD277, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD278, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD280, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD286, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD287, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD288, )
P-code GPS --- Navigation

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