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Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-072-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jane Denny

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth, Jane Denny

Data Type(s): Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Multibeam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect bathymetric data within Muskeget Channel and surrounding area.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2010-10-04

End Date: 2010-10-15

Equipment Used: SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Real Time Kinematic GPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Approximately 175 km of swath bathymetric data were collected within Muskeget Channel and adjacent areas to map the topography.

Staff: Wayne Baldwin, William Danforth, Barry Irwin

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: 3 days of surveying are needed. A two-week period is reserved in case of weather. 3 days will also be needed at the end of October. Due to windy conditions, cruise dates were extended into the first 2 weeks of October.


Muskeget Channel, Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.36959 South: 41.30567 West: -70.432 East: -70.32349


photo of Rafael


Pendleton, E.A., Denny, J.F., Danforth, W.W., Baldwin, W.E., and Irwin, B.J., 2014, High-resolution swath interferometric data collected within Muskeget Channel, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1258,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation

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