Field Activity 1996-043-FA

Identifier 1996-043-FA
Purpose Bathymetric and backscatter surveys using multibeam in New York Bight, Stellwagen NMS, and western Massachusetts Bay to outfall region.
Location Stellwagen NMS, western Massachusetts Bay, New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;,
Summary SBNMS: 6 days at sea; 1093 km data.
Info derived Sea floor map; bathymetric map; backscatter intensity map
Comments Original Submitted By field contained: Brad Butman and Page Valentine. Project = NY Bight; Stellwagen NMS; Massachusetts Bay, NY Bight; Stellwagen NMS; Massachusetts Bay
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Projects
Platform
Creed
Length: 20.4 m (66 ft 11 in); Beam: 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in).
Itinerary
Start Woods Hole, MA 1996-11-19
End Gloucester, MA 1996-12-14
Bounds
West -73.8239
East -72.01538
North 40.52118
South 39.59722

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators William C SchwabPage C ValentineBradford Butman
Crew members
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
William C Schwab
Scientist, Staff
Page C Valentine
Scientist, Staff
Jane F Denny
Scientist, Staff
VeeAnn A. Cross
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
William W Danforth
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Canadian Hydrographic Service - University of New Brunswick; NOAA, NMSP and NOS
Affiliate staff Lt. Tom Jacobs - NOAA, 12/3-14; John Hughes-Clark - UNB, 11/19-12/?

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Simrad EM 1000 Multibeam 49
DGPS Navigation 2

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Bathymetry GIS data Simrad EM 1000 Linda P McCarthy
HARS1996_3m_bathymetry Simrad EM 1000 Bathymetry of the Historic Area Remediation site in 1996 Bradford Butman
Hars1996Mos Simrad EM 1000 GeoTIFF image of the backscatter intensity of the sea floor of the Historic Area Remediation Site in 1996 (3-m resolution, Mercator, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
Hars1996Pseudo Simrad EM 1000 GeoTIFF image of the shaded-relief bathymetry of the sea floor, colored by backscatter intensity, of the Historic Area Remediation Site in 1996 (3-m resolution, Mercator, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
Hars1996Sun Simrad EM 1000 GeoTIFF image of the shaded-relief bathymetry of the Historic Area Remediation Site in 1996 (3-m resolution, Mercator, WGS 84) Brad Butman
HSV_12m_backscatter Simrad EM 1000 GeoTIFF image of the backscatter intensity of the sea floor of the Hudson Shelf Valley (12-m resolution, Mercator, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
HSV_12m_bathymetry Simrad EM 1000 Bathymetry of the Hudson Shelf Valley (12-m resolution Esri binary grid and 32-bit GeoTIFF, Mercator, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
hsv_srback12m Simrad EM 1000 GeoTIFF image of shaded-relief bathymetry, colored by backscatter intensity, of the sea floor of the Hudson Shelf Valley (12-m resolution, Mercator, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
hsv_srelief12m Simrad EM 1000 GeoTIFF image of shaded-relief bathymetry of the sea floor of the Hudson Shelf Valley (12-m resolution, Mercator, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
Hars1996Nav DGPS Tracklines of a multibeam survey of the sea floor in the Historic Area Remediation Site in 1996 (polyline shapefile, geographic, WGS 84) Bradford Butman
hsv_1996_nav DGPS Tracklines of a multibeam survey of the Hudson Shelf Valley carried out in 1996 (polyline shapefile, geographic, WGS 84) Bradford Butman

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

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

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity