Field Activity 1994-008-FA

Identifier 1994-008-FA
Purpose Multibeam and bathymetric sidescan of small study area of Massachusetts Bay and the southern part of SBNMS. First cruise of three for the next two years.
Location Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Comments Information derived from pre-field activity report.
URL
Platform
Creed
Length: 20.4 m (66 ft 11 in); Beam: 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in).
Itinerary
Start Provincetown, MA 1994-11-06
End Provincetown, MA 1994-12-05
Bounds
West -69.9305
East -68.00537
North 43.09911
South 41.50858

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators William C SchwabPage C Valentine
Crew members
Affiliate principal Larry Mayer - UNH; John Hughes-Clark - U. New Brunswick
Affiliate staff 2 NOAA/CG&S hydrographers to be named

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sonar
Data type: Navigation, Multibeam

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
DGPS Navigation (no data reported)
Simrad EM 1000 Multibeam 42

Datasets


Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
q1_1mctr Simrad EM 1000 1-m interval contours of smoothed multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 1 Bradford Butman
q1_5mctr Simrad EM 1000 5-m interval contours of smoothed multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 1 Bradford Butman
q1_backgs Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution gray-scale image of multibeam backscatter intensity in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 1 Bradford Butman
q1_backpc Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution image of shaded relief multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 1, pseudo-colored by backscatter intensity Bradford Butman
q1_bathy6m Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution grid of multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 1 Bradford Butman
q1_srelief Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution gray-scale image of shaded-relief multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 1 Bradford Butman
q2_1mctr Simrad EM 1000 1-m interval contours of smoothed multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 2 Bradford Butman
q2_5mctr Simrad EM 1000 5-m interval contours of smoothed multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 2 Bradford Butman
q2_backgs Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution gray-scale image of multibeam backscatter intensity in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 2 Bradford Butman
q2_backpc Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution image of shaded relief multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 2, pseudo-colored by backscatter intensity Bradford Butman
q2_bathy6m Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution grid of multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 2 Bradford Butman
q2_srelief Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution gray-scale image of shaded-relief multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 2 Bradford Butman
q3_1mctr Simrad EM 1000 1-m interval contours of smoothed multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 3 Bradford Butman
q3_5mctr Simrad EM 1000 5-m interval contours of smoothed multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 3 Bradford Butman
q3_backgs Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution gray-scale image of multibeam backscatter intensity in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 3 Bradford Butman
q3_backpc Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution image of shaded relief multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 3, pseudo-colored by backscatter intensity Bradford Butman
q3_bathy6m Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution grid of multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 3 Bradford Butman
q3_srelief Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution gray-scale image of shaded-relief multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangle 3 Bradford Butman
wmb_1mctr Simrad EM 1000 1-m interval contours of smoothed multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangles 1-3 Bradford Butman
wmb_5mctr Simrad EM 1000 5-m interval contours of smoothed multibeam bathymetry in western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangles 1-3 Bradford Butman
wmb_bathy6m Simrad EM 1000 6-m resolution grid of multibeam bathymetry of western Massachusetts Bay map Quadrangles 1-3 Bradford Butman
mb_5mctr9x9 Simrad EM 1000 5-m interval contours of smoothed multibeam bathymetry of Massachusetts Bay. The series report also provides an unsmoothed version of the 5-m contours. Brad Butman
mb_10mctr9x9 Simrad EM 1000 10-m interval contours of smoothed multibeam bathymetry of Massachusetts Bay. The series report also provides an unsmoothed version of the 10-m contours. Brad Butman
mb_backgs10m Simrad EM 1000 10-m resolution gray-scale image of multibeam backscatter intensity in Massachusetts Bay. Also available from the series report in 20m and 30m resolutions. Bradford Butman
mb_backpc10m Simrad EM 1000 10-m resolution image of shaded relief multibeam bathymetry in Massachusetts Bay, pseudocolored by backscatter intensity. Also available from the series report in 20-m and 30-m resolutions. Bradford Butman
mb_bathygs10m Simrad EM 1000 10-m resolution gray-scale image of multibeam bathymetry in Massachusetts Bay. Also available from the series report in 20-m and 30-m resolutions. Bradford Butman
mb_srelief10m Simrad EM 1000 10-m resolution image of shaded relief multibeam bathymetry in Massachusetts Bay. Also available from the series report in 20m and 30m resolutions. Bradford Butman
mb_bathyclr10m Simrad EM 1000 10-m resolution image of shaded relief multibeam bathymetry in Massachusetts Bay, colored by water depth. Also available from the series report in 20-m and 30-m resolutions. Bradford Butman
mb_bathy10m Simrad EM 1000 10-m resolution grid of multibeam bathymetry in Massachusetts Bay. Also available from the series report in 20m and 30m resolutions. Bradford Butman
bathy_SIM2840 Simrad EM 1000 Digital vector bathymetric/topographic contours of the sea floor in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region (5-m contours) Page C Valentine
bcksctter_SIM2840 Simrad EM 1000 Backscatter intensity and sun-illuminated topographic imagery of the seafloor in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region. Page C Valentine
ridges0_SIM2840 Simrad EM 1000 Boulder ridges less than 1 m high on the sea floor of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region. The boulder ridges were identified using multibeam topographic imagery and backscatter intensity of the seabed and video and photographic images collected from 1994 to 2003. Page C Valentine
ridges1_SIM2840 Simrad EM 1000 Boulder ridges greater than or equal to 1 m high on the sea floor of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine region. The boulder ridges were identified using multibeam topographic imagery and backscatter intensity of the seabed and video and photographic images collected from 1994 to 2003. Page C Valentine
sbnmsallsta_SIM2840 Simrad EM 1000 Sample and video stations located in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region. Stations represent the location of a sediment sample and/or the end of a video transect. Page C Valentine
sbnmsallvid_SIM2840 Simrad EM 1000 Video transects of the sea floor in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region. This dataset contains polylines showing extents of video transects documenting seabed characteristics in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Region off Boston, Massachusetts, an area of approximately 1100 nautical square miles. Page C Valentine
slope_SIM2840 Simrad EM 1000 Sea floor slope analysis for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region. The slope analysis provides an interpretation of the seabed features in the highly variable geomorphology of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region. Page C Valentine
sunillum_SIM2840 Simrad EM 1000 Sun-illuminated topographic imagery of the seafloor in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region Page C Valentine
q6_13mbathy Simrad EM 1000 Swath bathymetry 13-m-cell-size grid of quadrangle 6 on Stellwagen Bank offshore of Boston, Massachusetts collected by the U.S. Geological Survey aboard the Frederick G. Creed from 1994-1996 Page C Valentine
SIM3341_geologic_interp Simrad EM 1000 Polygon shapefile of the interpretation of the seabed geologic substrates in quadrangle 6 of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region offshore of Boston, Massachusetts based on data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey from 1993-2004 Page C Valentine
SIM3341_1m_contours Simrad EM 1000 Polyline shapefile of a portion of the 1-meter (m) contours in quadrangle 6 of the Stellwagen Bank Survey Area offshore of Boston, Massachusetts necessary to show small features not displayed by 5-m contours - based on bathymetry data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey from 1994-1996 Page C Valentine
q5_13mbathy Simrad EM 1000 Swath bathymetry 13-m-cell-size grid of quadrangle 5 on Stellwagen Bank offshore of Boston, Massachusetts collected by the U.S. Geological Survey aboard the CCGS Frederick G. Creed from 1994-1996. The purpose of this dataset is to release the 13-meter by 13-meter cell-size bathymetry grid that was used as the basis for analysis and the interpretation of quadrangle 5 of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region. Page C Valentine
q5_1m_contours Simrad EM 1000 Portion of the 1-meter (m) contours in quadrangle 5 of the Stellwagen Bank Survey Area offshore of Boston, Massachusetts based on bathymetry data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey from 1994-1996. The purpose of this dataset is to release the 1-meter (m) contours that are used in quadrangle 5 Stellwagen Bank geologic interpretation maps that aid in interpretation. Page C Valentine

Datasets not currently associated with specific equipment

Dataset name Description Dataset contact
MassBay_10m Massachusetts Bay and adjacent land: continuous bathymetry and topography terrain model of the Massachusetts coastal zone and continental shelf, (32-bit GeoTIFF, UTM 19 NAD 83, NAVD 88 vertical datum) (version2) Brian Andrews
MassBay_Source Massachusetts Bay and adjacent land: Polygon boundaries for source data of a continuous bathymetry and topography terrain model of the Massachusetts coastal zone and continental shelf: (Esri polygon shapefile, Geographic, NAD 83) Brian Andrews
rugged_SIM2840 Sea floor ruggedness analysis for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region. The Terrain Ruggedness Index provides an interpretation of the seabed features in the highly variable geomorphology of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region. Page C Valentine
q5_geologic_interp Interpretation of the seabed geologic substrates in quadrangle 5 of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region offshore of Boston, Massachusetts based on data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey from 1993-2019. Page C Valentine

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity