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Summary Information for Field Activity 2006-033-FA

Area of Operations: Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 27, 2006 to September 27, 2006

Chief scientist: Rich Signell

   Al Plueddemann, WHOI

Objectives: RAFAEL will be used to obtain multibeam bathymetry and chirp data for a 1 km long section of Middle Ground, a tidal sand ridge. Simultaneous ADCP sections across and along the ridge will be made from the REMUS AUV supported by the R/V HURRICANE (WHOI REMUS Group RHIB).

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling; Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map;

Summary: One survey of the ridge and adjacent sandwave fields was completed. A high-resolution map of the region was generated from the processed data. REMUS ADCP data from two runs of the transect pattern was also collected.

Contact: Ellyn Montgomery (

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-2-06-CD. Visit this site for more information.

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