Field Activity 2005-005-FA

Identifier 2005-005-FA
Purpose Sea floor mapping to: 1) support management of ocean resources; 2) clarify the post-glacial history of sea-level change in the region; 3) reconstruct coastal environments and quantifying rates of change over the last few thousand years; and 4) develop a sediment budget for the coastal system, which is experiencing chronic erosion.
Location Merrimack Embayment, Massachusetts, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary The new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was deployed for the first time to successfully recover a sound-velocity profiler that was lost during a cast. We collected 100% coverage of sea floor with bathymetry and sidescan sonar data, approximately 1000 km of seismic reflection profiles, and grab samples and bottom photography/video at 93 stations. Cruise focused on nearshore areas in water depths of 5-25 m to complete the surficial mapping that was begun in 2003 (SAIC contract multibeam). Sub-bottom profiles were collected throughout entire study area in water depths of 5-90 m.
Info derived Grain size analysis; Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; high-resolution geologic maps;
Comments Original Center People field contained: Walter Barnhardt (PI); Charles Worley (marine tech); Brian Andrews (data processor); William Danforth (marine tech); Emile Bergeron (marine tech). Project = Geologic mapping of the Massachusetts inner shelf, Geologic mapping of the Massachusetts inner shelf
URL
Platform
Connecticut
Length, molded: 90 feet; Beam: 26 feet.
Itinerary
Start Woods Hole, MA 2005-09-06
End Woods Hole, MA 2005-09-21
Days in the field 14
Bounds
West -70.8
East -70.58333
North 42.88333
South 42.66667

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Walter Barnhardt
Crew members
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
Walter Barnhardt
Scientist, Staff
Brian Andrews
Scientist, Staff
Emile Bergeron
Scientist, Staff
Charles R Worley
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate principal Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Affiliate staff Seth Ackerman (data processor, MA CZM); Chris Hein (volunteer, Boston Univ.)

Data types and categories

Data category: Biological Field Study, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling, Seismics, Sonar, Visual Identification
Data type: Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological), Photo, Video, Navigation, Biology, Geology, Sub Bottom Profiler, Sidescan, Sound Velocity, Species ID, Interferometric

Documents: Notes and log books

Cruise log

Name Cruise log
Description Cruise Log: Excel spreadsheet kept by participants during cruise. Has a separate sheet for each piece of equipment, plus a sheet for files archived on DVD.
Digital location https://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/Data/2005-005-FA/NL/001/05005_Archive_log.xls
Format Excel
Media type Paper

Equipment and datasets

Equipment or measuring device
SeaBOSS
Surveys (biological), Experiments (biological), Species ID, Photo, Video, Geology, Biology
1
2005-005-FA-VD-002(2354)
Description Downlooking Bottom Video (11-DVD's), duplicated 20090812.
Format DVD
Amount 11-dvd's
Physical location WHSC Data Library CD storage area.
SD physical location Data Library
SD digital location http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/cdrom_detail.php?fa=05005,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/2005-005-FA/NL/001/05005_Archive_log.xls,http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/DataHoldings_Detail.php?fa=05005
Comments OFR 2012-1157
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Digital camera
Photo
1
2005-005-FA-PH-001(2350)
Description Deck photos: 138 photos posted to the Data Archive web pages.
Format JPEG
Amount 138 photos
Physical location \\Teramac\tr10\2005_005\raw\SeaBOSS\SamplesTopside\
Digital location http://nantucket.er.usgs.gov/index.php?level=album&id=102
SD digital location http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/2005-005-FA/NL/001/05005_Archive_log.xls,http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/DataHoldings_Detail.php?fa=05005
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Public URL http://nantucket.er.usgs.gov/index.php?level=album&id=102
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Real Time Kinematic GPS
Navigation
1
2005-005-FA-LN-002(34964)
Description Raw data 1-DVD archived Hypack Nav. from cruise and base station Navigation.
Format varied
Amount 1-dvd
Physical location WHSC Data Library CD storage area.
SD physical location Data Library
SD digital location http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/cdrom_detail.php?fa=05005,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/2005-005-FA/NL/001/05005_Archive_log.xls,http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/DataHoldings_Detail.php?fa=05005
Comments OFR 2012-1157
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i
Sub Bottom Profiler
1
2005-005-FA-SE-002(37746)
Description Raw SEGY data
Format SEGY
Amount 231 files
Digital location http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/2005_005_FA/
SD digital location http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/2005-005-FA/NL/001/05005_Archive_log.xls,http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/DataHoldings_Detail.php?fa=05005
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Public URL http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/2005_005_FA/
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz
Interferometric
2
2005-005-FA-BA-001-01(36620)
Description combined bathymetric depth grid of both inshore and offshore bathymetry
Format ArcGIS 32-bit floating point raster
Amount 20 MB
Digital location http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1373/GIS/raster/bathymetry/cabath5m.zip
SD digital location http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/2005-005-FA/NL/001/05005_Archive_log.xls,http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/DataHoldings_Detail.php?fa=05005 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1373/GIS/raster/bathymetry/cabath5m.zip
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? Yes
Public URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1373/html/appendix1.html
Metadata http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1373/GIS/raster/bathymetry/cabath5m.html
Contact
Processor
Bathymetry GIS data(23110)
Description 5-meter bathymetric grid of both the inshore and offshore survey areas in Esri 32-bit continuous floating point format.
Data types
Interferometric
Format Esri grid
SD digital location http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1373/
Version 1
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Process? No
Public URL https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20071373
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2007-1373/cabath5m.grd.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Klein 595 100/500kHz sidescan sonar
Sidescan
2
2005-005-FA-SO-002(37760)
Description Klein Sidescan Sonar Raw data set: (22-DVD's).
Format .xtf
Amount 22-dvd's
Physical location WHSC Data library CD storage area.
SD physical location Data Library
SD digital location http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/cdrom_detail.php?fa=05005,http://cotuit.er.usgs.gov/data/2005-005-FA/NL/001/05005_Archive_log.xls,http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/ia/DataHoldings_Detail.php?fa=05005
Comments OFR 2012-1157
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? No
Process? No
Contact
Sidescan mosaic(23111)
Description 1-meter backscatter mosaic of the inshore survey area in 8-bit continuous unsigned integer GeoTIFF format
Data types
Sidescan
Format GeoTIFF
SD digital location http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1373/
Version 1
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Process? No
Public URL https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20071373
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2007-1373/klein_bs1m.tif.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Sensor - MVP30 (Odim)
Sound Velocity
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

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