USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-021-FA

Other ID: TEST

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct seismic study of the harbor and nearshore waters of Duxbury, Massachusetts.


Start Date: 1980-08-13

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1980-08-13

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Sparker system, Edo Western Sidescan and 2.5 kHz sub-bottom system, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 18.5 km of high-resolution seismic profiles and sidescan sonar data collected.

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:



Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.08333 South: 42 West: -70.7167 East: -70.66667


photo of Neecho



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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sparker system --- Sparker
Edo Western Sidescan and 2.5 kHz sub-bottom system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1980-021-FA-SO-002 ( microfilm of )
1980-021-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
Loran-C --- Navigation
1980-021-FA-LN-001-01 ( Field track map with line numbers and time, NOS #13253 base chart for Lines 1-5.)
1980-021-FA-LN-001-02 ( Field track map with line numbers and time, NOS #13253 base chart for Lines 1-5. (different annotation))
1980-021-FA-NL-001-01 ( Navigation log with narrative, latitude and longitude, seismic line start and end, ship movement, obstacles, etc.)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1980-021-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )