Other ID: ASTR 75-OCT
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Charles J. O'Hara
Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sub-bottom profiling survey of potential mineral resources in Massachusetts coastal waters prior to a coring/sampling cruise. Develop baseline data for environmental impact evaluation prior to resource exploitation.
Start Date: 1975-10-17
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1975-10-30
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: EG&G 234, Del Norte hydrophone, Loran-C
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: A total of 125 nautical miles (231 km) of high-resolution seismic data was obtained with sub-bottom penetration of up to 80 meters.
Staff: Charles J. O'Hara, Robert F. Commeau, Elizabeth Winget, Richard E. Sylwester, Wayne Ferrebee, Patricia Forrestel
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Chuck O'Hara - Chief Scientist, Dick Sylwester - Electronic Technician, Patricia Forrestel, Wayne Ferrebee, Elizabeth Winget, Robert Commeau.
O'Hara, C.J., and Oldale, Robert N., 1987, Maps showing geology, shallow structure, and bedform morphology of Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/mf/mf1911, download PDF.