USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-029-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Vineyard Sound, Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): David Foster

Affiliate Investigator(s): WHOI

Information Specialist(s): David Foster

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Test and compare boomer seismic system with EdgeTech Chirp 512 system. Locate paleochannels between Woods Hole and Waquoit Bay.


Start Date: 2003-06-02

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2003-06-03

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Boomer, EdgeTech Subbottom 512i

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: EdgeTech Chirp seismic data archived on CD-R.

Staff: David Foster, David Nichols

Affiliate Staff:
Stephen Swift
PI; David Olmstead

Project = Field testing Edgetech 512i and 424 Chirp, Field testing Edgetech 512i and 424 Chirp

Location Map:


photo of Asterias


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Boomer --- Boomer
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler