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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-046-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Sea and Lake Floor Mapping (LQ000FL)

Principal Investigator(s): Katherine McMullen, Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Katherine McMullen

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground-truth 2 NOAA multibeam surveys with bottom sampling and photography


Start Port/Location: Middletown, RI

End Port/Location: Middletown, RI

Start Date: 2014-09-15

End Date: 2014-09-17

Equipment Used: Other, DGPS, SeaBOSS

Information to be Derived: Sedimentary processes and environments

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 205 photographs, 2 DVDs of bottom video, and 32 sediment samples for grain-size analysis were obtained during the survey.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Barry Irwin, Katherine McMullen, Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: 42 stations were occupied. Samples and(or) visual descriptions and bottom photography (still photographs and video) were acquired at each station. Two log books and 2 DVDs of bottom video were produced during this field activity.


Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound, Rhode Island, United States, Atlantic Ocean

North: 41.57847058 South: 41.4362275 West: -71.4166 East: -71.29137573


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McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Blackwood, D.S., Nardi, M.J., and Andring, M.A., 2015, Sea-floor morphology and sedimentary environments in southern Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1149, 1 DVD-ROM,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Other --- --- ---
DGPSDGPS recorded by CSI LGBX Pro Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) with HYPACK softwareNavigation
SeaBOSSMini SeaBOSS collected sediment samples, bottom video, and still photographsSurveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
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