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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-017-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Remote Sensing Coastal Change (ZP00GJA)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bathymetric, backscatter and sub-bottom mapping offshore of Town Neck Beach (


Start Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

End Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

Start Date: 2016-05-16

End Date: 2016-05-27

Equipment Used: Sensor - MVP30, Multibeam swath bathymetry, Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler, Other, DGPS

Information to be Derived: bathymetry, backscatter, sub-bottom data, samples

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Bathymetric, backscatter and sub-bottom data acquired

Staff: Barry Irwin

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Full Staffing TBD


Town Neck Beach, Sandwich

North: 41.82323848 South: 41.72449187 West: -70.5377 East: -70.40252686


photo of Rafael


Sherwood, C.R., Montgomery, E.T., Suttles, S.E., and Brosnahan, S.M., 2016, Oceanographic, Atmospheric and Water-Quality Measurements Sandwich Town Neck Beach, 2016: doi: 10.5066/F7N58JHM.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sensor - MVP30 --- Sound Velocity
Multibeam swath bathymetry --- Multibeam
Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Other --- --- ---
DGPS --- Navigation

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