Other ID: R-34-08-MA
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Edgartown Harbor, Nantucket Sound, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe
Information Specialist(s): Lawrence Poppe, Nancy K. Soderberg
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground truth NOAA hydrographic survey H11346 of the entrance to Edgartown Harbor with seismic reflection. One day primarily employed the Uniboom system; one day primarily employed the Knudsen Chirp.
Start Date: 2008-08-18
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 2008-08-20
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: DGPS, Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Equipment problems prevented data acquisition on August 18, but 57 km of Knudsen Chirp seismic reflection profiles and 17 km of Uniboom seismic reflection profiles were collected along tracklines on August 19-20.
Staff: David Foster, Thomas O'Brien
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Foster (boat operator); Tom OBrien (seismic specialist).
Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Williams, S.J., Ackerman, S.D., Moser, M.S., and Glomb, K.A., 2010, Geological interpretation of the sea floor offshore of Edgartown, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1001, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1001/.