Other ID: NE-06
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Nauset Inlet, Chatham Inlet, Coast Guard Beach, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell
Affiliate Investigator(s): David Aubrey - WHOI
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sidescan sonar and high-resolution seismic profiling were done in the nearshore zone (3-30 m water depth) off Nauset Inlet and Coast Guard Beach to map the types and extent of nearshore bedforms and to define the late Pleistocene and Holocene history of the area.
Start Date: 1979-09-27
Start Port/Location: Chatham, MA
End Date: 1979-10-03
End Port/Location: Chatham, MA
Equipment Used: EG&G 234, Edo Western Sidescan and 2.5 kHz sub-bottom system, 12 kHz, Grab sampler, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Motorola Mini-Ranger III, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Dates of the cruise were Sep. 27 and 28, and Oct. 2 and 3, 1979. Returned each night to Chatham, MA. Collected 32 lines of seismic and sidescan profiles. Uniboom data: 153 km; Sidescan sonar data: 153 km; Echo-sounder data: 153 km; Grab samples: 27.
Staff: Frank W. Jennings, Paul Loud, David Twichell
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Twichell (Ch. Sci.), Frank Jennings (Technician), Paul Loud (Skipper).
Twichell, D.C., 1981, Single-channel seismic-reflection profiles and sidescan-sonar records collected by the R/V NEECHO, Cruise NE 79-06, on the inner shelf east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-375, 2 p., download PDF.