USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2011-028-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): E. Robert Thieler

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

Data Type(s): Sonar: Single Beam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: bathymetry and sidescan survey of Long Pond, Falmouth, MA


Start Date: 2011-05-09

Start Port/Location: Long Pond

End Date: 2011-05-12

End Port/Location: Long Pond

Equipment Used: Echosounder, HYPACK, Sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected approximately 18.5 km of bathymetry and sidescan sonar trackline data using Humminbird 798ci unit (on loan from C. Ruppel).

Staff: Barry Irwin, Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This is Plan B due to Plan A IRIS issues.
Project = Common Services Support,


Long Pond, Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States, North America

North: 41.58522 South: 41.57038 West: -70.6265 East: -70.60802


photo of Terrapin



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
HYPACK --- Navigation
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan