USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1973-004-FA

Other ID: ASTR 73-JUNJUL

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Charles J. O'Hara, Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Uniboom survey of Cape Cod Bay.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1973-06-20

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1973-07-06

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Loran-C, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Excellent data were collected along seismic lines spaced one mile apart. Penetration to basement was accomplished in most places. Uniboom lines: 1-25.

Staff: Donald W. McNair, Charles J. O'Hara

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Massachusetts Co-op, Massachusetts Co-op

Location:

Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Boundaries
North: 42 South: 41.6 West: -70.6 East: -70.1

Platform(s):

photo of Asterias
Asterias

Publications

Oldale, R.N., and O'Hara, Charles J., 1990, Maps showing the geology of the inner continental shelf, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/mf2118, download PDF.

Portals/Viewers

FAN 1973-004-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to http://www.geomapapp.org/ and http://www.virtualocean.org/. See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/images.php?cruise=1973-004-FA.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
1973-004-FA-LN-001-01 ( Zip archive of Cruise track chart with line numbers, days, and 15-minute positions. )
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer
Bubble Gun
Sparker
Sub Bottom Profiler
SEGY data ( )
1973-004-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( UNI) for lines )
1973-004-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of LINES 1-32)