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Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-057-FA

Other ID: IB R-1-01-CD

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe, David Foster

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Masterson, WRD

Information Specialist(s): David Foster

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collected high-resolution Chirp and boomer sub-bottom data to map the Quaternary stratigraphy east of Wellfleet, Truro and Eastham. The stratigraphic data will be used in models of the glacial aquifer, and for locating wells on land.


Start Port/Location: Chatham, MA

End Port/Location: Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, MA

Start Date: 2001-07-09

End Date: 2001-07-19

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Lawrence Poppe, Kenneth E. Parolski, David Foster, William Danforth, Mark Capone

Affiliate Staff:
John Masterson

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Ken Parolski - boat operation, marine tech; Dave Foster - acquisition, alternate boat op.; Larry Poppe - acquisition; Mark Capone - alternate; Bill Danforth - alternate.


offshore lower Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.09 South: 41.68 West: -70.2 East: -69.89


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
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
Boomer seismic data ( )
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Chirp seismic data ( )
Boomer --- Boomer

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