USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-006-FA

Other ID: NE-1-79

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Dillon, Harley J. Knebel

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Sally Needell

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To study the development of barrier islands; to document the frequency and rate of migration of inlets that breach barrier islands; to define the characteristics of shoreface ridges on a barrier island; and to prepare the boat and personnel for field operations this spring and summer.


Start Date: 1979-04-16

Start Port/Location: Stage Harbor, Chatham, MA

End Date: 1979-04-20

End Port/Location: Chatham Harbor, Chatham, MA

Equipment Used: Sidescan sonar, Boomer, Motorola Mini-Ranger III, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Uniboom records: 98 km; Sidescan sonar records: 98 km.

Staff: Alfred Dahl, David W. Folger, Frank W. Jennings, Paul Loud, Sally Needell, Charles J. O'Hara, Kenneth E. Parolski, Charles Paull

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Sally Wood (Cruise Curator); Alfred Bud Dahl; Dave Folger; Frank Jennings; Paul Loud; Charles O'Hara; Kenneth Parolski; Charles Paull.
Project = Small Boat Surveys, Small Boat Surveys


Monomoy Island, Nauset Beach, outer Cape barrier islands, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.86667 South: 41.51667 West: -69.9833 East: -69.9


photo of Neecho


Knebel, H.J., 1981, Seismic-reflection and sidescan-sonar data collected off eastern Cape Cod, Massachusetts, during April 1979: 6, download PDF.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
1979-006-FA-SO-001 ( microfilm of )
Boomer --- Boomer
Motorola Mini-Ranger III --- Navigation
Loran-C --- Navigation
1979-006-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 79006)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1979-006-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
1979-006-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( UNI) for lines )