USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-061-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jane Denny

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dan Lizarralde, WHOI, and Brandon Dugan, Rice University

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Multichannel

Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution sub-bottom profiling of the inner continental shelf off Massachusetts coast. Multichannel seismic survey of outer continental shelf. Seismic data used in preparation for drilling to assess freshwater resources beneath the continental shelf. Collaborative work: USGS, WHOI, Scripps, Rice University.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2009-08-12

Start Port/Location: Narragansett, RI

End Date: 2009-08-25

End Port/Location: Narragansett, RI

Equipment Used: Sparker system, Multichannel seismics

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: High-resolution sub-bottom profiles of the inner continental shelf off Massachusetts coast were collected. Seismic data used in preparation for drilling to assess freshwater resources beneath the continental shelf. Collaborative work: USGS, WHOI, Scripps, Rice University.

Staff: Emile Bergeron, Brenton B. Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
Dan Lizarralde - WHOI; Brandon Dugan - Rice University; Ellett
Murphy
Dorrance - Scripps

Notes: Data Curator: URI.
Project = Marine Technology: Sea Floor Mapping, Marine Technology: Sea Floor Mapping

Location:

continental shelf, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 41.5168 South: 40.56389 West: -70.8508 East: -69.88403

Platform(s):

photo of Endeavor
Endeavor

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sparker system --- Sparker
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
2009-061-FA-SE-001 ( Seismic reflection data.)