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Summary Information for Field Activity 1976-039-FA

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

Dates: October 04, 1976 to October 09, 1976

Chief scientist: Chuck O'Hara

Objectives: The cooperative marine program is intended to provide the Commonwealth of Massachusetts a detailed accounting and geological evaluation of the lands that lie submerged beneath its coastal waters. Principal objectives include detailed mapping of geological features, assessment of potential mineral resources, feasibility and enviromental impact studies related to offshore mining of sand and gravel, and environmental considerations relative to offshore disposal of solid waste material.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary: Uniboom: 250 km.

Contact: Chuck O'Hara ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-10-76-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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