Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab
Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman, Brian Andrews
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Sound Velocity
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The purpose of this survey was to collect high-resolution chirp seismic profiles, swath bathymetry, and sidescan sonar backscatter to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts.
Start Date: 2010-05-13
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 2010-06-04
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Real Time Kinematic GPS, EdgeTech Subbottom 512i, Klein 3000, SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Sensor - MVP30, Temperature and salinity
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: USGS Survey 10004 (2010-004-FA) was conducted 13 May-4 June, 2010 aboard the M/V MEGAN MILLER in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA. The purpose of this survey was to collect high-resolution chirp seismic profiles, swath bathymetry, and sidescan sonar backscatter to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts. The survey covered a total of 333 sq. km in northern Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA.
Staff: Seth Ackerman, Brian Andrews, Wayne Baldwin, Walter Barnhardt, Emile Bergeron, William Danforth, David Foster, Barry Irwin, Aaron Turecek, Charles Worley
Notes: Leg 1: 13-24 May, 2010; Leg 2: 24 May-4 June, 2010.
Ackerman, S.D., Andrews, B.D., Foster, D.S., Baldwin, W.E., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, High-Resolution Geophysical Data from the Inner Continental Shelf: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1002/.
Andrews, B.D., Ackerman, S.D., Baldwin, W.E., Foster, D.S., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, High-Resolution Geological Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf: Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1006/.