Other ID: AST-8-79
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Massachusetts Bay, 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: Identify and map the geology and shallow structure of Massachusetts Bay. Assess potential mineral resources, principally sand and gravel. Evaluate feasibility and environmental impact of offshore mining of mineral deposits and offshore disposal of solid waste material. Evaluate potential containment and/or dispersal sites for offshore dumping of harbor dredge-spoil material. Evaluate potential geologic hazards that may impact proposed petroleum pipe line corridors from offshore wells to processing facilities onshore. Determine the geologic framework and Quaternary development of this part of the Atlantic Inner Continental Shelf. Select sites for possible coring in summer 1980. Augment similar data obtained in the Massachusetts Bay inshore area by Raytheon Co. (May 1972, PHIPPS, FA 72001) and further offshore by this office (June 1979, GILLISS Leg 2, FA 79012).
Start Date: 1979-08-16
Start Port/Location: Provincetown, MA
End Date: 1979-08-20
End Port/Location: Provincetown, MA
Equipment Used: EG&G 234, Del Norte hydrophone, Loran-C
Information to be Derived: Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Uniboom: 500 km.
Staff: Charles J. O'Hara, Diane M. Eskenasy
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Chuck O'Hara - Ch. Sci., Diane Eskanasy, Lloyd E. DeKay.
Oldale, R.N., and Bick, Jennifer, 1987, Maps and seismic profiles showing geology of the inner continental shelf, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts: URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/publications/oldale/1987/89840_Oldale1987.pdf, download PDF.