Other ID: NEE-80-1
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: western Rhode Island Sound, eastern Narragansett Bay to Block Island, Rhode Island, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Charles J. O'Hara
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Define geology and shallow structure of western Rhode Island Sound. Identify and map potential geologic hazards. Determine geologic framework and Quaternary development of this part of Atlantic Inner Continental Shelf. Select sites for possible coring during summer 1981. Complement similar data and findings of this office in eastern Rhode Island Sound.
Start Date: 1980-07-09
Start Port/Location: Cataumet, MA
End Date: 1980-10-03
End Port/Location: Cataumet, MA
Equipment Used: EG&G 234, Edo Western Sidescan and 2.5 kHz sub-bottom system, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Leg 1: July 9-17, 1980; Leg 2: Sep. 29 - Oct. 3, 1980. High-resolution sub-bottom profiles: 580 km; Sidescan sonar sonographs: 580 km.
Staff: Sandra Conley, Frank W. Jennings, Paul Loud, Sally Needell, Charles J. O'Hara, George B. Tirey
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Chuck O'Hara - Ch. Sci.; Frank Jennings - ET, Paul Loud - boat operator, Sally Wood-Needell - geologist (July 9-17, 1980), Rusty Tirey - Marine ops (Sep. 29 - Oct. 3, 1980), Sandra Conley - geologist (Sep. 29 - Oct. 3, 1980).
McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., and Soderberg, N.K., 2009, Digital seismic-reflection data from Western Rhode Island Sound, 1980: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1002/.
McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Denny, J.F., Haupt, T.A., and Crocker, J.M., 2008, Sidescan-sonar imagery and surficial geologic interpretations of the sea floor in central Rhode Island Sound: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1366/.
McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Haupt, T.A., and Crocker, J.M., 2009, Sidescan-sonar imagery and surficial geologic interpretations of the sea floor in western Rhode Island Sound: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1181/.
Needell, S.W., O'Hara, Charles J., and Knebel, Harley J., 1983, High-resolution seismic-reflection profiles and sidescan-sonar records collected on western Rhode Island Sound, R/V NEECHO Cruise NE-80-1: 3 URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr83803, download PDF.
Needell, S.W., O'Hara, Charles J., and Knebel, Harley J., 1983, Maps showing geology and shallow structure of western Rhode Island Sound, Rhode Island: , download PDF.