USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1975-007-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James M. Robb

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain 40 vibracores, each approximately 15 ft. long, in Buzzards Bay and perform size analysis.


Start Date: 1975-05-21

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1975-05-25

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Alpine Vibracorer, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Vibracores: 40 (#1-3, 5-7, 10-12, 14-17, 19, 22-25, 27, and 29-30).

Staff: James M. Robb

Affiliate Staff:
John Dunlavey (May 21-23); Michael Samson - MA Div. of Mineral Resources
Charles Dill - Alpine Geophysical
Bernard Katz - Alpine Geophysical

Notes: Original Center People field also contained: John Dunlavey (May 21-23).
Project = MA Co-op, MA Co-op


Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.75 South: 41.25 West: -71 East: -70.4


photo of Atlantic Twin
Atlantic Twin


Robb, J.M., and Oldale, Robert N., 1977, Preliminary geologic maps, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts: URL:, download PDF.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Alpine Vibracorer --- Geology
1975-007-FA-NL-002 ( Alpine Geophysical Associates Report (pdf file) Contactor's report to Massachusetts Division of Mineral Resources describing 1975 field work, grain size distribution, and core descriptions.)
Loran-C --- Navigation