USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-039-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: eastern Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Charles J. O'Hara

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The cooperative marine program is intended to provide the Commonwealth of Massachusetts a detailed accounting and geological evaluation of the lands that lie submerged beneath its coastal waters. Principal objectives include detailed mapping of geological features, assessment of potential mineral resources, feasibility and enviromental impact studies related to offshore mining of sand and gravel, and environmental considerations relative to offshore disposal of solid waste material.


Start Date: 1976-10-04

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1976-10-09

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: EG&G 234, Epsco LORAN-C , Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Uniboom: 250 km.

Staff: Robert F. Commeau, Wayne Ferrebee, Frank W. Jennings, Charles J. O'Hara

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Chuck O'Hara (Ch. Sci.); Wayne Mac Ferrebee (Geologist); Robert Commeau (Geologist); Frank Jennings (Electronic Technician).
Project = Massachusetts Co-op, Massachusetts Co-op

Location Map:


photo of Asterias


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
EG&G 234 --- Boomer
Epsco LORAN-C --- Navigation
1976-039-FA-LN-001-02 ( Composite Track Map (pdf file) Composite Nantucket Sound trackline map from ASTERIAS June (FA 76021) and October (FA 76039) 1976 and July (FA 77024) 1977 containing ship movement with times and line numbers.)
1976-039-FA-LN-001-01 ( Navigation Track Map (pdf file) Trackline map of ship movement with times and line numbers.)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1976-039-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of LINES 18-25)
1976-039-FA-SE-002-01 ( scanned seismic record sections)
1976-039-FA-NL-001-02 ( Uniboom log containing line numbers, date, time, latitude, longitude, equipment performance and data acquisition notes, etc.)
1976-039-FA-SE-002-02 ( Line information)