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Summary Information for Field Activity 1980-012-FA

Area of Operations: Cox Ledge, southern Rhode Island Sound, Martha's Vineyard, Muskeget Channel, Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: June 10, 1980 to June 12, 1980

Chief scientist: Chuck O'Hara

Objectives: Define the acoustic stratigraphy and structure of Cox Ledge and determine the occurrence and seaward extent of large, deeply buried preglacial valleys cut into the submerged coastal plain rocks beneath this part of the inner continental shelf.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: High-resolution sub-bottom profiles

Summary: Uniboom: 226 line km of high-resolution sub-bottom profiles (122 nautical miles).

Contact: Chuck O'Hara ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-6B-80-RI. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., and Soderberg, N.K.,2009, Digital seismic-reflection data from eastern Rhode Island Sound and vicinity, 1975-1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1003, 2 DVD-ROMs. (Also available at

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