USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-050-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Nichols

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): David Nichols

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To test and evaluate high-resolution seismic techniques in shallow water environments.


Start Date: 1997-11-21

Start Port/Location: Popponessett Bay, MA

End Date: 1997-11-26

End Port/Location: Popponessett Bay, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder, Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Hard copy of seismic data only. Sidescan recorded digitally. Shallow water testing proved successfull as sidescan data was recorded at the far ranges on a 50 m scale in an operating depth of 1 m or less of water.

Staff: William Danforth, Barry Irwin, David Nichols, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Mashpee Harbormaster / Town of Mashpee

Notes: Sidescan recorded digitally and not yet processed at time of post-cruise reporting.
Project = Mashpee River Survey, Mashpee River Survey


Popponessett Bay, Shoestring Bay, Mashpee River, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.7 South: 41.5 West: -70.5 East: -70.3


Mashpee River



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan