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Summary Information for Field Activity 1975-024-FA

Area of Operations: Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 17, 1975 to October 30, 1975

Chief scientist: Chuck O'Hara

Objectives: Sub-bottom profiling survey of potential mineral resources in Massachusetts coastal waters prior to a coring/sampling cruise. Develop baseline data for environmental impact evaluation prior to resource exploitation.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived:

Summary: A total of 125 nautical miles (231 km) of high-resolution seismic data was obtained with sub-bottom penetration of up to 80 meters.

Contact: Chuck O'Hara ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-10-75-MA. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

O'Hara, Charles J., and Oldale, Robert N.,1987, Maps showing geology, shallow structure, and bedform morphology of Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1911, 4 sheets. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at

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