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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-046-FA

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

Vehicle(s):

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.

Location:

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

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

Platform(s):

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Publications

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151149.

Portals/Viewers

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)
Species ID
Photo
Video
Geology
Biology

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