CTD (conductivity-temperature-depth) data collected on Stellwagen Bank on U.S. Geological Survey field activity 2015-062-FA, aboard the R/V Auk, Oct. 21 and 22 and Nov. 3 and 4 2015

Metadata Updated: October 10, 2019

This field activity is part of the effort to map geologic substrates of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts. The overall goal is to develop high-resolution (1:25,000) interpretive maps, based on multibeam sonar data and seabed sampling, showing surficial geology and seabed sediment dynamics. This cruise was conducted in collaboration with the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and the data collected will aid research on the ecology of fish and invertebrate species that inhabit the region. The Sanctuary's research vessel, R/V Auk, visited 75 locations on Stellwagen Bank at which a customized Van Veen grab sampler (SEABOSS) equipped with a video camera and a CTD was deployed in drift mode to collect sediment for grain-size analysis, video imagery of the seabed, and temperature, conductivity, and depth measurements of the water column. Additional information regarding this field activity is available from https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fa=2015-062-FA.

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Metadata Date August 3, 2017
Metadata Created Date October 10, 2019
Metadata Updated Date October 10, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Metadata Date August 3, 2017
Metadata Created Date October 10, 2019
Metadata Updated Date October 10, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Bbox East Long -70.138830
Bbox North Lat 42.420630
Bbox South Lat 42.151420
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Temporal Extent Begin 2015-10-21
Temporal Extent End 2015-11-04

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