Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell
Information Specialist(s): Elizabeth Pendleton
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sea floor mapping of coastal areas along the Elizabeth Islands.
Start Date: 2010-09-09
Start Port/Location: Cuttyhunk, MA
End Date: 2010-09-17
End Port/Location: Cuttyhunk, MA
Equipment Used: Real Time Kinematic GPS, EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler, Multibeam swath bathymetry, Klein 531 sidescan
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The nearshore areas along both the Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay sides of the Elizabeth Islands extending from Quicks Hole to the western end of Sow and Pigs Reef were surveyed using swath bathymetric, sidescan sonar, and seismic reflection techniques. Equipment problems and weather limited the survey to six days. The data were all of high quality, although sub-bottom penetration on the seismic data was limited for much of the area because of extensive fields of boulders.
Staff: David Foster, Barry Irwin, Elizabeth Pendleton, Charles Worley
Notes: Project = Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM) Seafloor Mapping - Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM) Seafloor Mapping - Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound
Pendleton, E.A., Twichell, D.C., Foster, D.S., Worley, C.R., Irwin, B., and Danforth, W.W., 2012, High-resolution geophysical data from the inner continental shelf: Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1184, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1184/.