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Field Activity Details for field activity A202HW

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AKA: none

Other ID: A-2-02-HW

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coral Reefs (MU070)

Principal Investigator(s): Bruce Richmond, Ann Gibbs

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Pat Chavez, Eric Grossman, Gerry Hatcher, Henry Chezar

Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect underwater video of the sea floor both to characterize substrate type and benthic habitat distribution and to ground-truth recently acquired data including bathymetric (SHOALS) lidar, side-scan sonar, seismic reflection, and surface texture and grain size


Start Port/Location: Oahu

End Port/Location: Molokai

Start Date: 2002-06-24

End Date: 2002-07-11

Equipment Used: underwatertelevision, GPS, temperature

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Video, GPS, water temperature, salinity

Staff: Eric Grossman, Gerry Hatcher, Pat Chavez, Henry Chezar

Affiliate Staff:
Joe Reich - Ship Captain

Notes: Oahu - Chief: Eric Grossman; Crew: Hank Chezar, Eric Grossman, Gerry Hatcher; Dates: 25-Jun-02 to 28-Jun-02; Tapes 1-9(9); Lines: OVHM 1-14. Molokai - Chief: Bruce Richmond; Crew: Hank Chezar, Ann Gibbs, Eric Grossman, Gerry Hatcher; Dates: 30-Jun-02 to 02-Jul-02; Tapes 10-16(7); Lines: MVM 1-16. Maui - Chief: Ann Gibbs; Crew: Eric Grossman, Bruce Richmond; Dates: 03-Jul-02 to 06-Jul-02; Tapes 17-27(11); Lines: VVM 1-30. Molokai (pc_Molokai) - Chief: Pat Chavez; Crew: Ann Gibbs, Will Smith; Dates: 08-Jul-02 to 11-Jul-02; Tapes 28-37(10); Points: 1-365. MVM = Molokai Video Mapping VCAL = Maui Calibration VVM = Maui Video Mapping VMN = Maui Nui OVM = Oahu Video Mapping

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Bruce Richmond (USGS CMG WR) - Chief Scientist
Ann Gibbs (USGS CMG WR) - Chief Scientist
Hank Chezar (USGS CMG WR) - Video Camera Sled
Eric Grossman (USGS CMG WR) - Geologist
Gerry Hatcher (USGS CMG WR) - Gis Applications
Pat Chavez (USGS) - Drop Camera
Joe Reich - Ship Captain



North: 21.28844 South: 20.57563 West: -157.8678 East: -156.41233


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Alyce C


Gibbs, A.E., Cochran, S.A., and Tierney, P.W., 2013, Seafloor video footage and still-frame grabs from U.S. Geological Survey cruises in Hawaiian nearshore waters: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 735, 11 p.,


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
underwatertelevision --- Video
Global positioning system (GPS) data a-2-02-hw.061
Global positioning system (GPS) data a-2-02-hw.062 (Provisional best file)
GPS --- Navigation
survey information (GPS nav)
temperature --- Temperature

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