USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-031-FA

Other ID: NE-06

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Information Specialist(s):

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

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: David Aubrey - Ch. Sci.
John Trobridge - Scientist
Paul Speer - Scientist

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Twichell (Ch. Sci.), Frank Jennings (Technician), Paul Loud (Skipper).
Project = Nauset Inlet Survey - Small Boat Project, Nauset Inlet Survey - Small Boat Project

Location Map:


photo of Neecho


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
EG&G 234 --- Boomer
Edo Western Sidescan and 2.5 kHz sub-bottom system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1979-031-FA-SO-002 ( microfilm of )
1979-031-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
12 kHz --- Single Beam
Grab sampler --- Biology
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1979-031-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-NSTAR-FINAL, NV-MR, )
1979-031-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 79031)
Motorola Mini-Ranger III --- Navigation
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1979-031-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
1979-031-FA-SE-001 ( film collection of E/S,UNI,SSS)