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Field Activity Details for field activity 1974-005-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Charles J. O'Hara, Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain vibracores in Cape Cod Bay using Alpine Electric Vibracore System.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1974-06-18

End Date: 1974-06-23

Equipment Used: Alpine Vibracorer

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 28 vibracores, bathymetry, gravity, magnetics, and seismic data.

Staff: Robert N. Oldale, Wayne Ferrebee, Raymond E. Hall, Frank W. Jennings, Charles Meeder, Charles J. O'Hara

Affiliate Staff:
Michael Sampson - Geologist
MA Dept. of Natural Resources; David Barnes - UWM

Project = MA Co-op, MA Co-op


Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 42.1 South: 41.65 West: -70.75 East: -70.05


photo of Atlantic Twin
Atlantic Twin


Oldale, R.N., and O'Hara, Charles J., 1990, Maps showing the geology of the inner continental shelf, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2118, 4 sheets, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Alpine Vibracorer --- Geology
1974-005-FA-SC-002 ( Sediment Texture Descriptions (pdf file) Sediment Texture Laboratory work sheets.)
1974-005-FA-SC-001 ( Core Descriptions (pdf file) Geologic descriptions of vibracores.)

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