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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-100-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David Foster, William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): David Foster

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Multichannel, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Supplement existing Chirp subbottom profiles in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound with deeper penetration Boomer profiling system. These data will contribute to a more complete geologic framework for the Mass CZM mapping program.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2011-01-06

End Date: 2011-01-06

Equipment Used: Boomer, Multichannel seismics, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Morphology;Seismic stratigraphy

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 20.8 km of 8-channel boomer seismic reflection data were collected in Vineyard Sound. Objectives for Buzzards bay were not met due to winter weather conditions.

Staff: Wayne Baldwin, Emile Bergeron, Barry Irwin, Thomas O'Brien, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Project = MCZM/B. Bay & Vineyard Sound, MCZM/B. Bay & Vineyard Sound


Vineyard Sound, Cape Cod, Marthas Vineyard, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.4943 South: 41.39256 West: -70.7992 East: -70.59933


photo of Rafael


Pendleton, E.A., Andrews, B.D., Danforth, W.W., and Foster, D.S., 2014, High-resolution geophysical data collected aboard the U.S. Geological Survey research vessel Rafael to supplement existing datasets from Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1020, 6 p.,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
DGPS --- Navigation

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