Area of Operations: Edgartown Harbor, Nantucket Sound, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: September 08, 2008 to September 09, 2008
Chief scientist: Larry Poppe
Objectives: Ground truth NOAA survey H11346 of the entrance to Edgartown, Massachusetts with bottom sampling and photography. Field work was focused on the sampling/photography.
Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography;
Information to be derived: Sea floor map
Summary: Thirty seven stations were occupied (28 sites on September 8, 2008, 9 sites on September 9, 2008). Still photographs and video were collected at all stations; sediment samples were collected at 34 of the stations. Sediment samples were not collected at the 3 stations where boulders and dense shells were present.
Contact: Larry Poppe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nancy Soderberg (email@example.com)
InfoBank: uses the identifier R-1-08-MY. Visit this site for more information.
- Download 08012.kml to view this field activity in Google Earth
Publications resulting from these data
Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Williams, S.J., Ackerman, S.D., Moser, M.S., and Glomb, K.A.,2010, Geological interpretation of the sea floor offshore of Edgartown, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1001. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1001/)
Data Types and Locations:
This is a subset of the original dataset. Test photos and misfired photos showing nothing but water column or sea surface were removed. Also, the photos were downsized into browse and thumbnail images in preparation for publication.
17 deck/operations photos by Dann Blackwood.
Edgartown Harbor sediment samples from 34 of 37 stations.
Grain Size Analysis: Lab #s AX148, AX149, AX150, AX151, AX152, AX153, AX154, AX155, AX156, AX157, AX158, AX159, AX160, AX161, AX162, AX163, AX164, AX165, AX166, AX167, AX168, AX169, AX170, AX171, AX172, AX173, AX174, AX175, AX176, AX177, AX178, AX179, AX180, AX181, AX182, AX183, and AX184 in L. Poppe's East Coast Sediment Database.