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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-030-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Barrier Evolution (MN00F1F)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Ellyn Montgomery

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Jetyak operations to map Sandwich Town Beach nearshore

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

End Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

Start Date: 2016-06-06

End Date: 2016-06-08

Equipment Used: Humminbird 898c HD SI Combo (Jetyak), Spectra Precision SP80

Information to be Derived: bathymetry, backscatter, navigation

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Jetyak bathymetric/backscatter survey of the nearshore was completed

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Sandra Brosnahan, Barry Irwin, Ann Luppino, Marinna Martini, Daniel Nowacki

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: The RTK-GPS system we are using is a Spectra SP80. We are also using a Hemisphere GPS heading system installed on the jetyak.

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-006-FA.

Platform used for sidescan/bathymetry/navigation is the USGS modified kayak named the jetyak.

Location:

Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean

Boundaries
North: 41.78503467 South: 41.73478262 West: -70.4908 East: -70.42205817

Platform(s):

photo of Jetyak-WHCMSC
Jetyak-WHCMSC

Publications

Danforth, W.W. Sherwood, C.R., Martini, M.A., Borden, J., and Brosnahan, S.M., 2018, Sidescan sonar, single beam bathymetry, and navigation collected offshore of Sandwich Beach in 2016, U.S. Geological Field Activity 2016-030-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9TJIM2M.

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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Humminbird 898c HD SI Combo (Jetyak)A Humminbird 898c HD SI Combo GPS/Fish Finder remote sensing instrument was used to collect sidescan, single beam bathymetry, and DGPS navigation. The equipment is mounted in the hull of the jetyakSidescan
Single Beam
Navigation
2016-030-FA_backscatter (1-meter resolution image mosaic representing sidescan sonar data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey during field activity 2016-030-FA offshore Sandwich Beach, MA in June 2016 (24-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 19N, NAD83-HARN))
2016-030-FA_navigation (Comma separated value (CSV) text files of navigation and elevation data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey during field activity 2016-030-FA offshore Sandwich Beach, MA in June 2016)
2016-030-FA_bathymetry (4-meter resolution bathymetric grid representing single beam data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey during field activity 2016-030-FA offshore Sandwich Beach, MA in June 2016 (32-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 19N, NAD83-HARN))
Spectra Precision SP80Two receivers were used to collect satellite range and position data, one located on Sandwich Beach (base), and one located on the jetyak (rover).Navigation
2016-030-FA_orthometric (Comma separated value (CSV) text file of post-processed kinematic (PPK) data calculated from raw data logged on two Spectra Precision SP80 GNSS receivers during survey 2016-030-FA conducted offshore Sandwich Beach, MA by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2016)

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