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Summary Information for Field Activity 2007-039-FA

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

Dates: October 31, 2007 to October 31, 2007

Chief scientist: Bill Danforth
Rich Signell

Objectives: Completely map the bathymetry surrounding the shoal Middle Ground in Vineyard Sound using swath bathymetric methods.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps;

Summary: Collected 13 lines of swath bathymetric data using the SEA SwathPlus system aboard the R/V RAFAEL.

Contact: Bill Danforth (

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Publications resulting from these data

Pendleton, E.A., Andrews, B.D., Danforth, W.W., and Foster, D.S,2014, High-Resolution Geophysical Data From Sand Shoals of Vineyard Sound and the Sea Floor Surrounding the Eastern Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1020. (Also available at

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