New Hampshire Continental Shelf Geophysical Database: 2016-2017 Field Campaign – Seafloor Photographs

TitleNew Hampshire Continental Shelf Geophysical Database: 2016-2017 Field Campaign – Seafloor Photographs
Publication TypeDatabase
Year2021
AuthorsWard, LG, Morrison, RJ, McAvoy, ZS
Department NameCenter for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Organization NameUniversity of New Hampshire
LocationDurham, NH
KeywordsNew Hampshire Continental Shelf, Seafloor Photos, Surficial Geology, Western Gulf of Maine
Abstract

The "New Hampshire Continental Shelf Geophysical Database: 2016-2017 Field Campaign – Seafloor Photographs” was developed by the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC). The field campaign was conducted to provide ground truth for surficial geology maps for the continental shelf off New Hampshire (NH) and focused on the inner shelf between the coast and the Isles of Shoals. Station locations were chosen where high-resolution bathymetry was available, including multibeam echosounder (MBES) surveys conducted by the UNH CCOM/JHC Hydrographic Field Course (Ocean Engineering 972), MBES surveys by the NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS), and a topo-bathy lidar (Shoals) survey by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) (see Ward et al., 2021c for details). In total, seafloor videography was collected at 151 stations and 855 photographs were extracted from the video. In addition, 150 sediment samples were collected from 85 of the stations and analyzed for grain size. The bottom sediment grain size data is available at the University of New Hampshire Scholars Repository (see Ward et al., 2021 https://dx.doi.org/10.34051/d/2021.2.

DOI10.34051/d/2021.5