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:


FAN 2008-002-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to and See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at

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-001-01 ( PROCESSED DATA)
2008-002-FA-SE-001-02 ( PUBLISHED DATA: Seismic profiles (jpg), Seismic Shots (shapefile), and seismic tracklines (shapefile).)
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
Bathymetry GIS data ( )
2008-002-FA-BA-001-01 ( Processed-SWATHplus Interferometric bathymetry tracklines.)
2008-002-FA-BA-001-02 ( 5-m ASCII raster of SWATHplus Interferometric bathymetry data.)
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