Field Activity 1995-013-FA

Identifier 1995-013-FA
Purpose Multibeam bathymetric and sidescan survey to finish southern, middle part of SBNMS (2nd cruise of 3 in 1995).
Location Stellwagen Bank NMS, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Comments Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project
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Platform
Creed
Length: 20.4 m (66 ft 11 in); Beam: 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in).
Itinerary
Start Provincetown, MA 1995-03-29
End Provincetown, MA 1995-04-26
Days in the field 25
Bounds
West -70.6
East -70.03
North 42.8
South 42.32

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Page C Valentine
Crew members
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
Page C Valentine
Scientist, Staff
VeeAnn A. Cross
Scientist, Staff
Drury, Rebecca
Scientist, Staff
Johnson, Aaron
Scientist, Staff
Schmuck, Eric A.
Scientist, Staff
Taylor, Brenton B.
Scientist, Staff
Soderberg, Nancy K.
Scientist, Staff
Peter W. Gill
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate principal Larry Mayer - NOAA; John Hughes-Clark - U. New Brunswick
Affiliate staff John Hughes-Clark - U. New Brunswick; Eddie Radford - NOS

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Seismics, Sonar
Data type: Navigation, Boomer, Multibeam, Sidescan

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Simrad EM 1000 Multibeam 19
DGPS Navigation (no data reported)
Boomer Boomer (no data reported)
Single channel hydrophone Air Gun / Water Gun, Boomer, Bubble Gun, Sparker, Sub Bottom Profiler (no data reported)
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar Sidescan (no data reported)

Datasets


Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
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

Datasets not currently associated with specific equipment

Dataset name Description Dataset contact
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

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity