Other ID: AST-7-77
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 geologic program provides the Commonwealth of Massachusetts an accounting and geological evaluation of the lands that lie submerged beneath its coastal waters. Principal objectives include detailed mapping of bottom and sub-bottom geological features, assessment of potential mineral resources, feasibility and environmental impact studies related to offshore mining of sand and gravel, and environmental considerations relative to offshore disposal of solid waste material.
Start Date: 1977-07-22
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1977-07-27
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: EG&G 234, Epsco LORAN-C , Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived: Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Uniboom: 181 km.
Staff: Diane M. Eskenasy, Wayne Ferrebee, Alan Goodman, Charles J. O'Hara
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Chuck O'Hara (Ch. Sci.); Wayne M. Ferrebee (Geologist); Diane Eskanasy (Geological Field Assistant); Alan Goodman (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.
Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Williams, S.J., Ackerman, S.D., Moser, M.S., and Glomb, K.A., 2010, Geological interpretation of the sea floor offshore of Edgartown, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1001/.