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ID 07031
Also Known As R-1-07-MA
Abstract United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Chief Scientist: Rich Signell. Data (Navigation-GPS, Navigation-Hypack, Sensor-current, ADCP) of field activity 07031 (R-1-07-MA) in Middle Ground, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States,North America, North Atlantic from 08/10/2007 to 08/10/2007
Organization United States Geological Survey, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Project/Theme Middle Ground
Chief Scientist Rich Signell
Platform Rafael
Area of Operation Middle Ground, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States,, Massachusetts rica, North Atlantic, Massachusetts
Bounding Coordinates
-70.68333     -70.61667
Ports LEAVE Falmouth Harbor, Massachusetts, USA
ARRIVE Falmouth Harbor, Massachusetts, USA
Dates 08/10/2007 (JD 222) to 08/10/2007 (JD 222)
Analog Materials No analog holdings.
Information Specialist
Rich Signell
Rich Signell Chief Scientist
Barry Irwin Boat Operator
Jonathan Borden Chief Technician
Timothy Driskell WRD, Northboro, MA, ADCP Expert
Equipment Used
Shipboard ADCP survey of ebb tidal currents over middle
ground.  We will attempt to document both the cross-bank structure
of the tidal currents over 800 m  long across-bank transects.  We
will also attempt to measure the detailed vertical current structure
between two large sand waves (amplitude 2-4 m) over two wavelengths
(~150 m).
Information to be Derived
Vertical structure of currents and backscatter intensity
along shiptrack.  Surface water temperature along shiptrack.
We collected shipboard ADCP tidal currents over the ebb tidal
cycle (flowing toward SW) on middle ground.  We observed strong
lateral shear in the tidal currents caused by Middle Ground and
headlands along Martha s Vineyard.  We used Teladyne/RDI WinRiver II
software to collect the data, and this software produced two type of
files for each of the 6 transects we conducted: (1) a binary file
*.PD0 that contains raw information in beam/ship coordinates; (2) an
ASCII file *_GPS.TXT which contains the DGPS nav data.  Barry Irwin
also provided a RTK GPS nav file at 1 s intervals after the cruise.
RTK GPS data was not included in the data stream to the RDI
WinRiver II software.  Next time this should be included.
1 days at sea.
15 kms. of continuous data.
Got Help? For 07031, we would appreciate any information on -- activity type, analog materials, contract, days at sea, dive count, kms of navigation, national plan, NGDC Info, owner, project number, publications, scanned materials, seismic description, station count, station description, submersible, tabulated info.
Type Webpage KMZ Arc         Metadata         WHSC
Metadata data     txt  data  FAQ  xml data
Navigation data nav     data
Times   050.times      

07031 location map of where navigation 

equipment operated

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