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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-002-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Massachusetts Integrated Coastal Studies (LQ00M0Z)

Principal Investigator(s): Laura Brothers

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman, David Foster

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To define the geologic framework of Cape Cod Bay to aid the state of Massachusetts in management and assessment of resources and hazards


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2019-08-01

End Date: 2019-08-29

Equipment Used: POS-MV, GeoEel 16-channel hydrophone, Chirp 512i (sp), S-Boom seismic source, Reson T20-P, Sensor - MVP30 (Odim)

Information to be Derived: seafloor composition, morphology and underlying geologic framework

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: From Aug 1-29, 2019 USGS collected geophysical data aboard the M/V Warren Jr. in Cape Cod Bay, MA. We collected 4700 trackline kilometers of multibeam and 512i chirp data. We collected 570 trackline kilometers of multi-channel seismic data (s-boom source) and 474 sound velocity profiles.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Brian Andrews, Wayne Baldwin, Laura Brothers, William Danforth, David Foster, Barry Irwin, Eric Moore, Alexander Nichols, Charles Worley, Joseph Fredericks, Daniel Kennedy

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Platform: M/V Warren Jr.
need to input streamer configuration


Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean

North: 42.07376224 South: 41.67291182 West: -70.65307617 East: -70.00488281


photo of M/V Warren JR
M/V Warren JR


Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.D., Danforth, W.W., Baldwin, W.E., Huntley, E.C., Worley, C.R., and Brothers, L.L., 2022, High-resolution geophysical and geological data collected in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts during USGS Field Activities 2019-002-FA and 2019-034-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
POS-MV --- Navigation
GeoEel 16-channel hydrophone --- Multichannel
Chirp 512i (sp) --- Sub Bottom Profiler
S-Boom seismic source --- Boomer
Reson T20-P --- Multibeam
Water column reflectivity
Sensor - MVP30 (Odim) --- Sound Velocity

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