Field Activity 2016-002-FA

Identifier 2016-002-FA
Purpose Measure the acoustic characteristics of high-resolution geophysical sources
Location U.S. mid-Atlantic inner continental shelf to shelf edge
Summary The data from this cruise was collected by CSA, a contractor for BOEM. The data are being analyzed, compiled, and reported to BOEM. USGS does not hold any data from this field activity.
Info derived CSA Ocean Sciences will collected acoustic measurements for a suite of high-resolution geophysical sources used within CMGP.
Comments Receivers for seismic/sub-bottom systems will be hydrophone arrays deployed on moorings, which are provided by CSA.
Projects
Other (Other)
Platform
Length 146 feet/ beam 32 feet.
Itinerary
Start Lewes, Delaware 2016-06-26
End Lewes, Delaware 2016-07-16
Days in the field 17
Bounds
West -75.9595
East -67.98291016
North 39.44255653
South 36.00229456

Personnel

Organization
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators David S Foster
Crew members
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
Thomas F O'Brien
Scientist, Staff
David S Foster
Scientist, Staff
Emile Bergeron
Scientist, Staff
Charles R Worley
Scientist, Staff
Alexander R Nichols
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
David S Foster
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Pat Hart, PCMSC

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Seismics, Sonar
Data type: Navigation, Air Gun / Water Gun, Boomer, Bubble Gun, Sparker, Sub Bottom Profiler, Interferometric, Multibeam, Sidescan

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Other Unknown, Multichannel, Boomer, Sub Bottom Profiler, Sparker, Bubble Gun, Air Gun / Water Gun, Ocean Bottom Seismometer, Sonobuoy (no data reported)
Sparker This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Sparker (no data expected)
S-Boom seismic source This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Boomer (no data expected)
Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Sub Bottom Profiler (no data expected)
GPS (wh) This GPS navigation were recorded for CSA. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Navigation (no data expected)
Other Unknown, Multibeam, Single Beam, Sidescan, Interferometric, Sound Velocity (no data reported)
SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Interferometric (no data expected)
Klein 3000 This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Sidescan (no data expected)
Air gun This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Air Gun / Water Gun (no data expected)
Edgetech 4200 sidescan This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Sidescan (no data expected)
Multibeam swath bathymetry This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Multibeam (no data expected)
Bubble pulse This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Bubble Gun (no data expected)
Boomer This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Boomer (no data expected)
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Sub Bottom Profiler (no data expected)
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler This equipment transmitted acoustic signals that were recorded by CSA hydrophone arrays. The data are presented to BOEM in a report by CSA. USGS does not hold the data from this system. Sub Bottom Profiler (no data expected)

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity