Other ID: AT1-88-BH
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs
Information Specialist(s): Richard Rendigs
Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The objective of the cruise was to collect twelve vibracores from specified sites within Boston Harbor. The location of these sites was determined from selected high-resolution seismic survey lines conducted during the summer of 1987 by the U.S. Geological Survey. The cores will be x-rayed, split, described, photographed and subsampled for geochemical, geotechnical and sedimentologic analyses. Correlation of lithologic results will be utilized to further define the Holocene and Pleistocene stratigraphic history of Boston Harbor.
Start Date: 1988-09-26
Start Port/Location: Pier 4, Charlestown, Boston, MA
End Date: 1988-09-28
End Port/Location: Pier 4, Charlestown, Boston, MA
Equipment Used: Alpine Vibracorer, GeoPulse system, Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: A 10- to 15-minute high-resolution seismic survey was conducted at each site prior to coring operations. A buoy was then deployed along the seismic line as a marker for each coring site. The ship would then anchor alongside the buoy and commence coring operations. Survey stations: 11; Coring stations: 12; Seismic data: 9.63 km.
Staff: Richard Rendigs, Adam Brown, Carol M. Parmenter, Dave Lubinski
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.
Rendigs, R.R., and Oldale, R.N., 1990, Map showing the results of a subbottom acoustic survey of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/mf/mf2124.