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Summary for Field Activity Number 2004-002-FA

Area of Operations: Gloucester to Nahant, South Essex Sanctuary, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 12, 2004 to May 07, 2004

Objectives: Phase I - Complete geophysical mapping of the South Essex Sanctuary (Gloucester to Nahant; 40 m to 10 m water depth). Phase II - Conduct ground validation survey of 100 target stations in the survey area.

Type of Activity: Sampling
Seismic profiling
Sea floor mapping
Photography

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis
Habitat maps
Sea Floor Map
Bathymetric Maps
Morphology

Summary: Phase I Geophysical Survey: 8 total survey days with Submetrix, Knudsen, EdgeTech. Lost 5 days to rebuilding starboard engine on Rafael. Data collected: Submetrix bathymetry/backscatter, EdgeTech sidescan, Knudsen seismic reflection. Phase II Ground Validation: Occupied 100 target stations in 3 survey days, recovered 56 sediment samples. Data collected: bottom video, bottom stills, sediment samples (grain size).

USGS Project Number: 2921-AWW16 - Project Description

Contact: Brian Andrews (bandrews@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-1-04-MA. Visit this site for more information.

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-1-04-MY. Visit this site for more information.

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Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of RAFAEL
RAFAEL

The following materials for this field activity are available in the Information Archives:

Data and publications on CD-ROM/DVD-ROM:

Inventory ## per setData TypeContentsAuthorYearReport #FormatTitleRemarks
261501/02PublicationMA BATHY,SSS,PHOTO,SAMPLEBARNHARDT WA, ANDREWS BD, BUTMAN B200604042005-1293INTERNAL ARCHIVE HIGH-RESOLUTION GEOLOGIC MAPPING INNER CONTINENTAL SHELF: NAHANT TO GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS*03007,WEB VERSION
261602/02PublicationMA BATHY,SSS,PHOTO,SAMPLEBARNHARDT WA, ANDREWS BD, BUTMAN B200604042005-1293INTERNAL ARCHIVE HIGH-RESOLUTION GEOLOGIC MAPPING INNER CONTINENTAL SHELF: NAHANT TO GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS*03007,WEB VERSION, ZIP FILES
277201/01PublicationINTERFER, SSS, SUBBTTM, SAMPLEBARNHARDT, ANDREWS, BUTMAN200607182005-1293HIGH-RESOLUTION GEOLOGIC MAPPING INNER CONTINENTAL SHELF NAHANT TO GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS03007
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