USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-086-FA

Other ID: IB R-86-00-CD

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Masterson, WRD

Information Specialist(s): David Foster

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: We will be collecting high-resolution, Chirp and boomer sub-bottom data to map the Quaternary stratigraphy beneath Wellfleet Harbor and Cape Cod Bay along the western coast of Wellfleet and Truro. The stratigraphic data will be used in models of the glacial aquifer, and for locating wells on land.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2000-11-13

Start Port/Location: Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, MA

End Date: 2000-12-19

End Port/Location: Sesuit Harbor, East Dennis, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Boomer, Elics Data Acquisition System, Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler, HYPACK

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Operations were restricted due to high winds and tide windows.

Staff: David Foster, Barry Irwin, David Nichols, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
John Masterson
USGS-WRD

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Nichols, Boat Operator, Marine Tech.; Ken Parolski, Boat Operator, Marine Tech.; Barry Irwin, Navigation; Dave Foster, Watch Stander, data processing.
Project = Cape Cod Offshore, Cape Cod Offshore

Location Map:

Platform(s):

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Publications

Foster, D.S., and Poppe, Lawrence J., 2003, High-resolution seismic-reflection surveys in the nearshore of outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-235/.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Boomer --- Boomer
Elics Data Acquisition System --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer
Bubble Gun
Sparker
Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
HYPACK --- Navigation