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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-001-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Jason Chaytor

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Brian Buczkowski

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Piston coring in support of ONR acoustics/USGS RSL & hazards projects


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2016-04-17

End Date: 2016-04-25

Equipment Used: Piston corer, Other, DGPS

Information to be Derived: sedimentary records

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 56 piston & 35 trigger cores (26 vibracores & 10 gravity cores from EN577 Leg 2 - part of same ONR project, stored in WHCMSC)

Staff: Brian Buczkowski, Alexander Nichols, Allison Paquette

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Changed FA from Sebago Lake mapping (canceled for this FY) to this project


Southern New England Mud Patch

North: 41.07572789 South: 40.82532204 West: -70.7629 East: -70.30476888


photo of Endeavor


Boggess, A.A., Buczkowski, B.J., and Chaytor, J.D., 2021, Sedimentological and geotechnical analyses of marine sediment cores from the New England Mud Patch: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Chaytor, J.D., Ballard, M.S, Buczkowski, B.J., Goff, J.A., Lee, K.M., Reed, A.H., and Boggess, A.A., 2021, Measurements of Geologic Characteristics and Geophysical Properties of Sediments from the New England Mud Patch: IEEE Journal of Ocean Engineering, 1-28 p doi:10.1109/JOE.2021.3101013.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Piston corerUSGS piston corer, UT vibracorer, UT gravity corerGeology
Other --- --- ---
DGPSR/V Endeavor ship mounted DGPS systemsNavigation

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