Field Activity 2006-033-FA

Identifier 2006-033-FA
Purpose RAFAEL will be used to obtain multibeam bathymetry and chirp data for a 1 km long section of Middle Ground, a tidal sand ridge. Simultaneous ADCP sections across and along the ridge will be made from the REMUS AUV supported by the R/V HURRICANE (WHOI REMUS Group RHIB).
Location Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary One survey of the ridge and adjacent sandwave fields was completed. A high-resolution map of the region was generated from the processed data. REMUS ADCP data from two runs of the transect pattern was also collected.
Info derived Sea floor map;
Comments Original Center People field contained: Bill Danforth (lead tech); Ellyn Montgomery (REMUS tech, on HURRICANE). Information from Foghorn: EdgeTech 424 Sub-bottom;SEA Swath Bathymetry System;pre-RTK GPS;
25 feet
Start Falmouth Harbor, MA 2006-09-27
End Falmouth Harbor, MA 2006-09-27
Days in the field 1
West -70.6778
East -70.65556
North 41.48333
South 41.46667


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Richard P Signell
Crew members
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
Ellyn Montgomery
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Ellyn Montgomery
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Al Plueddemann, WHOI
Affiliate staff Garret Duffy, Geological Survey of Canada, observer; Amy Kukulya, WHOI, REMUS tech. (on HURRICANE)

Data types and categories

Data category: Environmental Data, Location-Elevation, Seismics, Sonar
Data type: Current, Navigation, Sub Bottom Profiler, Multibeam, Interferometric

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
REMUS AUV Current (no data reported)
GPS (wh) Navigation (no data reported)
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler Sub Bottom Profiler (no data reported)
DGPS Navigation (no data reported)
SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz Interferometric (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity