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Summary Information for Field Activity 2004-015-FA

Area of Operations: southern Merrimack Embayment, western Gulf of Maine, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: February 23, 2004 to March 16, 2004

Chief scientist: Brad Butman

   Larry Mayer, University of New Hampshire; Susan Snow-Cotter, MA CZM

Objectives: Carry out multibeam survey (bathymetry and backscatter intensity) of an area offshore of Massachusetts in the southern Merrimack Embayment in the western Gulf of Maine. The survey will be carried out under contract by the University of New Hampshire.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;

Summary: Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) was contracted through UNH to conduct a multibeam survey on their survey vessel, the R/V OCEAN EXPLORER (leased from Northeast Marine Services).

Contact: Bill Danforth (

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

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Publications resulting from these data

Barnhardt, Walter A., Andrews, Brian D., Ackerman, Seth D., Baldwin, Wayne E., and Hein, Christopher J.,2009, High-resolution geologic mapping of the inner continental shelf; Cape Ann to Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1373. (Also available at

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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