Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: eastern Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Charles J. O'Hara
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
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Chuck O'Hara (Ch. Sci.); Wayne Mac Ferrebee (Geologist); Robert Commeau (Geologist); Frank Jennings (Electronic Technician).
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.