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Summary Information for Field Activity 1998-015-FA

Area of Operations: New York Bight, Great South Channel, Long Island Sound, Empire Knight, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 27, 1998 to November 24, 1998

Chief scientist: Brad Butman
Bill Schwab
Page Valentine

Objectives: Multibeam bathymetry and backscatter.

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Contact: Jessica Baker (
Bill Danforth (

InfoBank: uses the identifier C-15-98-NB. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Knowles, S.C., May, B., and Serrett, L.,2002, Sea floor topography and backscatter intensity of the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS), offshore of New York, based on multibeam surveys conducted in 1996, 1998, and 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-503, DVD-ROM. (Also available at

Poppe, L.J., Paskevich, V.F., Butman, B., Ackerman, S.D., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S., and Blackwood, D.S.,2006, Geological interpretation of bathymetric and backscatter imagery of the sea floor off eastern Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1048, DVD-ROM. (Also available at

Schwab, W.C., Denny, J.F., Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S, Swift, B.A., Lotto, L.L., Allison, M.A., and Thieler, E.R.,2000, Seafloor characterization offshore of the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area using sidescan sonar: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-295. (Also available at

Valentine, P C, Malczyk, J T, Middleton, T J,,2003, Sea-floor topography of Quadrangle 2 in the Great South Channel, western Georges Bank: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series Map I-2698-C, scale 1:25,000, 1 sheet

Valentine, P C, Middleton, T J, Malczyk, J T,,2003, Sea-floor topography of Quadrangle 1 in the Great South Channel, western Georges Bank: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series Map I-2698-A, scale 1:25,000, 1 sheet

Pendleton, E.A., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.A., and Schwab, W.C.,2013, Shallow Geology, Sea-floor Texture, and Physiographic Provinces of the Inner Continental Shelf from Nahant to Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1157. (Also available at

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