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Summary Information for Field Activity 1979-031-FA

Area of Operations: Nauset Inlet, Chatham Inlet, Coast Guard Beach, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 27, 1979 to October 03, 1979

Chief scientist: Dave Twichell

   David Aubrey - WHOI

Objectives: Sidescan sonar and high-resolution seismic profiling were done in the nearshore zone (3-30 m water depth) off Nauset Inlet and Coast Guard Beach to map the types and extent of nearshore bedforms and to define the late Pleistocene and Holocene history of the area.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling; Sidescan sonar;Sidescan sonar

Information to be derived:

Summary: Dates of the cruise were Sep. 27 and 28, and Oct. 2 and 3, 1979. Returned each night to Chatham, MA. Collected 32 lines of seismic and sidescan profiles. Uniboom data: 153 km; Sidescan sonar data: 153 km; Echo-sounder data: 153 km; Grab samples: 27.

Contact: Dave Twichell (

InfoBank: uses the identifier N-6-79-CD. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Twichell, David C.,1981, Single-channel seismic-reflection profiles and sidescan-sonar records collected by the R/V NEECHO, Cruise NE 79-06, on the inner shelf east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-375, 2 p.. (Available as a PDF version)

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