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Summary Information for Field Activity 1977-024-FA

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

Dates: July 22, 1977 to July 27, 1977

Chief scientist: Chuck O'Hara

Objectives: The cooperative marine geologic program provides the Commonwealth of Massachusetts an accounting and geological evaluation of the lands that lie submerged beneath its coastal waters. Principal objectives include detailed mapping of bottom and sub-bottom geological features, assessment of potential mineral resources, feasibility and environmental 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: Morphology;

Summary: Uniboom: 181 km.

Contact: Chuck O'Hara ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-3-77-MA. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Williams, S.J., Ackerman, S.D., Moser, M.S., and Glomb, K.A.,2010, Geological interpretation of the sea floor offshore of Edgartown, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1001. (Also available at

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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