Field Activity 2017-003-FA

Identifier 2017-003-FA
Purpose MRDF mapping proof of concept
Location Gulf of Mexico
Summary High resolution bathymetric, sea-floor backscatter, and seismic-reflection data were collected offshore of southeastern Louisiana aboard the research vessel Point Sur on May 19-26, 2017, in an effort to characterize mudflow hazards on the Mississippi River Delta front. Approximately 675 kilometers (km) of multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data, 420 km of towed chirp data, and 550 km of multichannel seismic data were collected.
Info derived Bathymetry and shallow subsurface structure
Projects
Other (Other)
Platform
Length 135 feet.
Itinerary
Start Gulfport, MS 2017-05-19
End Gulfport, MS 2017-05-26
Days in the field 5
Bounds
West -89.57427979
East -88.843299
North 29.43242153
South 28.755905

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Jason Chaytor
Crew members
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
Eric Moore
Scientist, Staff
Jason Chaytor
Scientist, Staff
Seth Ackerman
Scientist, Staff
Wayne E Baldwin
Scientist, Staff
Emile Bergeron
Scientist, Staff
Charles R Worley
Scientist, Staff
Alexander R Nichols
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Wayne E Baldwin
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Seismics, Sonar
Data type: Navigation, Boomer, Multichannel, Sparker, Sub Bottom Profiler, Multibeam, Sound Velocity

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Reson T20-P Approximately 675 km of raw Dual Reson T20-P multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data. Multibeam, Water column reflectivity 8
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i Approximately 420 km of raw Edgetech 512i chirp seismic-reflection data. Sub Bottom Profiler 3
POS-MV Vessel navigation and attitude data for the dual Reson T20P multibeam data were acquired with an Applanix POS MV Wavemaster (model 220, V5). Navigation (no data reported)
S-Boom seismic source Applied Acoustics S-Boom was used as a source for multichannel seismic-reflection data acquisition. Boomer (no data reported)
DGPS Navigation for the chirp and multichannel seismic reflection data were acquired using DGPS. Navigation (no data reported)
Sparker SIG ELC 1050 and 1200 mini sparkers were used as sources for multichannel seismic-reflection data acquisition. Sparker (no data reported)
Sensor - MVP30 (Odim) Water column sound velocity profiles were acquired using an Odim MVP30 moving vessel profiler. Sound Velocity 1
GeoEel digital streamer Approximately 550 km of raw multichannel seismic reflection data shot using Applied Acoustics S-Boom or SIG mini sparker (ELC 1050 and 1200) sources powered by Applied Acoustics CSP-D (700 and 2400) power supplies, and recorded using a 150-m long 32-channel (50 m active section) solid-state Geometrics GeoEel streamer with 1.5625-m spaced groups connected to a Geometrics Streamer Power Supply Unit (SPSU). Boomer, Multichannel, Sparker, Air Gun / Water Gun, Bubble Gun 3

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
2017-003-FA_T20P_Backscatter_deepsite Reson T20-P Multibeam echosounder, Reson T-20P deep site backscatter (4-m) (8-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 16N, NAD 83) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_T20P_Backscatter_mc20site Reson T20-P Multibeam echosounder, Reson T-20P MC20 site backscatter (2-m) (8-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 16N, NAD 83) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_T20P_Backscatter_swpasssite Reson T20-P Multibeam echosounder, Reson T-20P Southwest Pass site backscatter (4-m)(8-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 16N, NAD 83) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_T20P_Bathy_deepsite Reson T20-P Multibeam echosounder, Reson T-20P deep site bathymetry (4-m) (32-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 16N, NAD 83, NAVD 88 Vertical Datum) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_T20P_Bathy_mc20site Reson T20-P Multibeam echosounder, Reson T-20P MC20 site bathymetry (2-m) (32-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 16N, NAD 83, NAVD 88 Vertical Datum) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_T20P_Bathy_overview Reson T20-P Multibeam echosounder, Reson T-20P bathymetry overview (10-m) (32-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 16N, NAD 83, NAVD 88 Vertical Datum) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_T20P_Bathy_swpasssite Reson T20-P Multibeam echosounder, Reson T-20P Southwest Pass site bathymetry (8-m) (32-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 16N, NAD 83, NAVD 88 Vertical Datum) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_T20P_Tracklines Reson T20-P Multibeam echosounder, Reson T-20P tracklines (Esri polyline shapefile, GCS WGS 84) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_512i_500sht Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i Seismic reflection, EdgeTech SB-512i chirp shot points (CSV text and Esri point shapefile, GCS WGS 84) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_512i_Images Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i Seismic reflection, EdgeTech SB-512i chirp profile images (PNG images) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_512i_Tracklines Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i Seismic reflection, EdgeTech SB-512i chirp tracklines(Esri polyline shapefile, GCS WGS 84) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_MVPdata Sensor - MVP30 (Odim) Sound velocity profiles, Odim MVP 30 sound velocity profile data (PNG images, ASVP text, and Esri point shapefile, GCS WGS 84). Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_MCS_100cmp GeoEel digital streamer Seismic reflection, Geometrics multi-channel streamer common midpoint navigation (CSV text and Esri point shapefile, GCS WGS 84) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_MCS_Images GeoEel digital streamer Seismic reflection, Geometrics multi-channel streamer common midpoint brute stack profile images(PNG images) Wayne E Baldwin
2017-003-FA_MCS_Tracklines GeoEel digital streamer Seismic reflection, Geometrics multi-channel streamer tracklines (Esri polyline shapefile, GCS WGS 84) Dates Wayne E Baldwin

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity