USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-057-FA

Other ID: IB R-1-01-CD

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: offshore lower Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): David Foster, Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Masterson, WRD

Information Specialist(s): David Foster

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collected high-resolution Chirp and boomer sub-bottom data to map the Quaternary stratigraphy east of Wellfleet, Truro and Eastham. The stratigraphic data will be used in models of the glacial aquifer, and for locating wells on land.


Start Date: 2001-07-09

Start Port/Location: Chatham, MA

End Date: 2001-07-19

End Port/Location: Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, MA

Equipment Used: Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler, Boomer

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Mark Capone, William Danforth, David Foster, Kenneth E. Parolski, Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Staff:
John Masterson

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Ken Parolski - boat operation, marine tech; Dave Foster - acquisition, alternate boat op.; Larry Poppe - acquisition; Mark Capone - alternate; Bill Danforth - alternate.

Location Map:


photo of Rafael


Foster, D.S., and Poppe, Lawrence J., 2003, High-resolution seismic-reflection surveys in the nearshore of outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts: URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Boomer --- Boomer