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Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-086-FA

Other ID: IB R-86-00-CD

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Masterson, WRD

Information Specialist(s): David Foster

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: We will be collecting high-resolution, Chirp and boomer sub-bottom data to map the Quaternary stratigraphy beneath Wellfleet Harbor and Cape Cod Bay along the western coast of Wellfleet and Truro. The stratigraphic data will be used in models of the glacial aquifer, and for locating wells on land.


Start Port/Location: Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, MA

End Port/Location: Sesuit Harbor, East Dennis, MA

Start Date: 2000-11-13

End Date: 2000-12-19

Equipment Used: DGPS, HYPACK, Boomer, Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler, Elics Data Acquisition System

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Operations were restricted due to high winds and tide windows.

Staff: David Foster, Barry Irwin, David Nichols, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
John Masterson

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Nichols, Boat Operator, Marine Tech.; Ken Parolski, Boat Operator, Marine Tech.; Barry Irwin, Navigation; Dave Foster, Watch Stander, data processing.
Project = Cape Cod Offshore, Cape Cod Offshore


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

North: 42.5 South: 41.75 West: -70.1666 East: -70


photo of Rafael


Foster, D.S., and Poppe, Lawrence J., 2003, High-resolution seismic-reflection surveys in the nearshore of outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-235, URL:


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Boomer --- Boomer
Elics Data Acquisition System --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Boomer seismic data ( )
Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Chirp seismic data ( )
HYPACK --- Navigation

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