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Field Activity Details for field activity Z206SC

AKA: none

Other ID: Z-2-06-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies (MU195)

Principal Investigator(s): Guy Cochrane, Peter Dartnell, Amy Draut, Amy East

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): James Conrad

Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Seafloor mapping using Submetrix sonar and video groundtruthing to characterize substrate type along parts of the Santa Barbara coast


Start Port/Location: Ventura Harbor

End Port/Location: Ventura Harbor

Start Date: 2006-07-06

End Date: 2006-07-26

Equipment Used: submetrix, video, GPS, sidescansonar

Information to be Derived: bathymetry, acoustic backscatter, water-bottom video

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Michael Boyle, Guy Cochrane, Scott Cross, Peter Dartnell, Amy Draut, David Finlayson, Gerry Hatcher, Andy Stevenson

Affiliate Staff:
Neomi Mustain - watchstander
Donna Schroeder - biologist
Brayton Pointner - ship captain

Notes: Cochrane, Guy, Mapping the Sea Floor Off Santa Barbara, California, Sept 2006 Sound Waves, files on /imgarc2/Z-2-06-SC

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Guy Cochrane - chief scientist
Pete Dartnell - chief scientist
Amy Draut - geologist
Mike Boyle - electronics technician
Gerry Hatcher - electronics technician
Andy Stevenson - sonar specialist
Jamie Conrad - information specialist
Neomi Mustain - watchstander
David Finlayson - sonar specialist
Donna Schroeder - biologist
Scott Cross - ship captain
Brayton Pointner - ship captain


Santa Barbara Channel

North: 34.47285 South: 34.21149 West: -119.921 East: -119.2631


photo of Zephyr


Lorenson, T.D., Hostettler, F.D., Rosenbauer, R.J., Peters, K.E., Kvenvolden, K.A., Dougherty, J.A., Gutmacher, C.E., Wong, F.L., and Normark, W.R., 2009, Natural offshore seepage and related tarball accumulation on the California coastline; Santa Barbara Channel and the southern Santa Maria Basin; source identification and inventory: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1225, 116 p.,


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