CTD (conductivity-temperature-depth) data collected on Stellwagen Bank during U.S. Geological Survey field activity 2015-017-FA, aboard the R/V Auk, May 18-19, 29, and June 3, 2015

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

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 61 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 measurements of water column properties.

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Metadata Date June 16, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2020 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 16, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2020 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
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Bbox East Long -70.205440
Bbox North Lat 42.419400
Bbox South Lat 42.151250
Bbox West Long -70.459170
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2015-05-18
Temporal Extent End 2015-06-03

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