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Summary Information for Field Activity 2005-048-FA

Area of Operations: Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: November 21, 2005 to November 21, 2005

Chief scientist: Jane Denny

Objectives: Geophysical survey in Boston Harbor - sidescan sonar and swath bathymetry of small area to be used as habitat vitalization by MA Division of Marine Fisheries.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Bathymetric and sonar map of the survey area to be used to assess sea floor prior to establishing an artificial benthic habitat.

Summary: Sidescan sonar and swath bathymetry collected within Boston Harbor.

Contact: Seth Ackerman (sackerman@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-1-05-BH. Visit this site for more information.

Related Links: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2008/07/awards.html

Platform Info:
photo of RAFAEL
RAFAEL

Publications resulting from these data

Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C.,2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p.. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/)

Data Types and Locations:

BathymetrySonar

 

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