USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-002-FA

Other ID: R-1-08-CD

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Walter Barnhardt

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Brian Andrews

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Complete sea floor mapping in western Cape Cod Bay.


Start Date: 2008-04-28

Start Port/Location: Green Harbor, MA

End Date: 2008-05-09

End Port/Location: Green Harbor, MA

Equipment Used: Real Time Kinematic GPS, Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler, SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Klein 3000, Sensor - SVP

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 7 survey days of data collection.

Staff: Brian Andrews, Walter Barnhardt, Emile Bergeron, William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Raw data are stored on 1) //Teramac/tr9/08002/raw 2) DVDs 1 copy in Library at MOF, 1 Copy in BDA's office.
Project = Mapping Cape Cod Bay and the South Shore, Mapping Cape Cod Bay and the South Shore


Western Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.1 South: 41.92 West: -70.65 East: -70.5


photo of Rafael


Andrews, B.D., Ackerman, Seth D., Baldwin, Wayne E., and Barnhardt, Walter A., 2010, Geophysical and sampling data from the inner continental shelf; northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: URL:

, 2010, Ocean and coastal data management: , Proceedings of OceanObs09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306. Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, URL:

Pendleton, E.A., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.A., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, Shallow Geology, Sea-floor Texture, and Physiographic Provinces of the Inner Continental Shelf from Nahant to Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
2008-002-FA-LN-001-01 ( Hypack navigation data: 66 lines.)
Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Chirp seismic data ( )
2008-002-FA-SE-001-02 ( PUBLISHED DATA: Seismic profiles (jpg), Seismic Shots (shapefile), and seismic tracklines (shapefile).)
2008-002-FA-SE-001-01 ( PROCESSED DATA)
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
Bathymetry GIS data ( )
2008-002-FA-BA-001-02 ( 5-m ASCII raster of SWATHplus Interferometric bathymetry data.)
2008-002-FA-BA-001-01 ( Processed-SWATHplus Interferometric bathymetry tracklines.)
Klein 3000 --- Sidescan
Sidescan mosaic ( )
2008-002-FA-SO-001-01 ( Processed Klein backscatter: 1-m sidescan sonar mosaic of survey area.)
Sensor - SVP --- Sound Velocity