Field Activity 1989-006-FA

Identifier 1989-006-FA
Alternate names PA1-89; ANDERSON 89-1
Purpose The primary objective for this cruise is to acquire the first complete sidescan sonar coverage of an 81 square kilometer area that includes the proposed outfall site. Other objectives were to collect high-resolution seismic reflection and bathymetric data throughout the survey area and to collect sediment samples and take photographs and video of the sea floor at specific targets, identified using the sidescan results.
Location Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Summary Sidescan sonar coverage: 67 square kilometers. The sidescan-sonar records were of excellent quality over most of the study area.
Info derived Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations; Morphology;
Comments Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Doug McDaniel (Marine Technician), Bernie Kinney (Marine Technician), Dan Towel (Marine Technician), Bill Danforth, Barry Irwin, Tom O'Brien, Carol Parmenter, Ken Parolski, Rick Rendigs, Dave Twichell, Dann Blackwood, Adam Brown, Eric Strom, Bill Winters. Information from Foghorn: Klein sidescan system;Q-Mips;Digital recording fathometer;shore based navigation system;Van Veen sampler;hydraulically damped gravity corer;hydroplastic gravity corer;TV camera;
165 feet
Start Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA 1989-04-02
End Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA 1989-04-11
Days in the field 10
West -70.84966566
East -70.49155005
North 42.42447024
South 42.28408243


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Michael Bothner
Crew members
Michael Bothner
Scientist, Staff
Richard R Rendigs
Scientist, Staff
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
David C Twichell
Scientist, Staff
Thomas F O'Brien
Scientist, Staff
Winters, William
Scientist, Staff
Dann S Blackwood
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
Brown, Adam
Scientist, Staff
Parmenter, Carol M.
Scientist, Staff
Parolski, Kenneth F.
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate staff Doug McDaniel (Marine Technician), Bernie Kinney (Marine Technician), Dan Towel (Marine Technician), Eric Strom; Wayne Davis (EPA); John Thayer (Q-Mips rep.)

Data types and categories

Data category: Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling, Sonar, Visual Identification
Data type: Video, Navigation, Geology, Sidescan, Submersible Observations

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Photo and Video log Station log describing still camera and video camera configurations, exposures, geological observations.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Klein 531 sidescan Sidescan (no data reported)
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system Sidescan 2
Van Veen grab sampler Geology 1
Hydroplastic corer Geology 1
Camera - B/W video Video (no data reported)
Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C Navigation 1
Submersible Observation Submersible Observations 1
Slow corer Geology 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
1989-006-FA-SO-001 Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines Nancy K. Soderberg
1989-006-FA-SO-002 Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system VHS digital tapes for line(s) , 5,6, 6,7, 7,8, 9,10, 11-14, 2,18, 18,19, 19, 24,25, , 28, 29,30, 30,31, 32,33, 33,34, 35,36, 36,37, 38,39, 39,40, 41,42, 42,43, 43,44, 45,46, 46,47, 47,48, 48,49, 52,53, Nancy K. Soderberg
1989-006-FA-SC-001 Van Veen grab sampler CORE, GRAB samples Brian Buczkowski
1989-006-FA-SC-003 Hydroplastic corer CORE, GRAB samples Brian Buczkowski
1989-006-FA-LN-002 Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C Digital tape(s) of NV-MINIRANGER, Nancy K. Soderberg
1989-006-FA-NL-002 Submersible Observation Audio tape tape for sub dive Nancy K. Soderberg
1989-006-FA-SC-002 Slow corer CORE, GRAB samples Brian Buczkowski


Samples collected during this field activity