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Summary for Field Activity Number 2006-016-FA

Area of Operations: Woods Hole Passage, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 19, 2006 to April 19, 2006

Objectives: Survey a previously observed sand wave field northwest of Great Ledge at slack low and slack high water to determine if these sand waves change during the tidal cycle.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea Floor Map

Summary: Two surveys of the sand wave field at the east end of Woods Hole Passage with the multibeam system were completed. Current measurement was attempted, and the results were good enough to obtain a mean velocity at flood. No grab samples were attempted.

USGS Project Number: 2921-0GW10 - Project Description

Contact: Ellyn Montgomery (

InfoBank: uses the identifier M-3-06-MA. Visit this site for more information.

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