Field Activity 1992-005-FA

Identifier 1992-005-FA
Alternate names ARMN92-1
Purpose Collect sidescan sonar data and ground truth (with grab samples) in order to complete a data set showing the surficial sedimentary environments in the research area.
Location Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Info derived Sea floor map;
Platform
Length 80 feet; beam 24 feet; draft 10 feet.
Itinerary
Start Castine, MA 1992-05-06
End Boston, MA 1992-05-14
Days in the field 9
Bounds
West -70.96794643
East -68.90863128
North 44.22246897
South 41.99125262

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Circe, Ronald C.
Crew members
Richard R Rendigs
Scientist, Staff
Dann S Blackwood
Scientist, Staff
David R Nichols
Scientist, Staff
Circe, Ronald C.
Scientist, Staff
Parmenter, Carol M.
Scientist, Staff
Schneider, Christopher
Scientist, Staff
Seekins, Barbara A.
Scientist, Staff
Soderberg, Nancy K.
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate staff Nicole Moser (USGS-Reston, VA)

Data types and categories

Data category: Sonar, Seismics, Sampling, Location-Elevation
Data type: Boomer, Sidescan, Sub Bottom Profiler, Biology, Geology, Single Beam, Navigation

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Cruise log Chief Scientist's log describing cruise activities, personnel, equipment performance and configuration, data acquisition problems, sample locations
Data inventory Curator's list of field data collected.
Sample log Grab Sampling Operations Log
Q-Mips log Sidescan sonar logbook containing line start and end times, file names, equipment configuration, repairs, performance.
Navigation log Loran navigation logbook containing day and time, line number, latitude, longitude, course, speed, disk number, and acquisition notes.
Navigation log Printout from navigation system with handwritten annotations.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
GeoPulse uniboom Boomer (no data reported)
Single channel hydrophone Air Gun / Water Gun, Boomer, Bubble Gun, Sparker, Sub Bottom Profiler 3
Klein 531 sidescan Sidescan 2
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system Sidescan (no data reported)
Grab sampler Biology, Geology (no data reported)
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder Single Beam (no data reported)
3.5 kHz Sub Bottom Profiler (no data reported)
GPS (wh) Navigation 5
Loran-C Navigation 5

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
1992-005-FA-SE-001 Single channel hydrophone Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( GEOP) for lines Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-SE-002 Single channel hydrophone VHS digital tapes for line(s) 1, 1,2, 3, 3, 4,5, 5,6, 6,7, 7, 8, 8,9, 9,10, 10,11, 11,12, 12,13,14, 16, 17, 17,18, 18, 18,19, 19,20, 20,28, 28,32, 32, Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-SE-003 Single channel hydrophone microfilm of Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-SO-001 Klein 531 sidescan microfilm of Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-SO-003 Klein 531 sidescan Digital tape(s) of SSS-EG+G LINE 3-14, SSS-EG+G LINE 15-32, Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-LN-001-01 GPS (wh) Complete ship movement trackmap with 5 minute fixes and line numbers, scale 1:80,000. Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-LN-001-02 GPS (wh) Complete ship movement track map with 5 minute fixes and line numbers, scale 1:100,000. Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-LN-001-03 GPS (wh) Trackline data only with 5 minute fixes and line numbers, scale 1:80,000. Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-LN-001-04 GPS (wh) Trackline data only with 5 minute fixes and line numbers, scale 1:100,000. Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-LN-002-06 GPS (wh) Raw navigation data Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-LN-002-01 Loran-C Edited 10-second Loran field navigation for May 6 - May 9, 1992. Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-LN-002-02 Loran-C Edited 10-second Loran field navigation for May 9 - May 12, 1992. Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-LN-002-03 Loran-C Edited 10-second Loran field navigation for May 12 - May 14, 1992. Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-LN-002-04 Loran-C Edited 10-second Loran field navigation for May 14, 1992. Nancy K. Soderberg
1992-005-FA-LN-002-05 Loran-C Loran navigation printout every 5 minutes containing Julian day, time, latitude, longitude, time delays, course, speed, etc. Nancy K. Soderberg

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity