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Summary Information for Field Activity 2008-034-FA

Area of Operations: Edgartown Harbor, Nantucket Sound, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 18, 2008 to August 20, 2008

Chief scientist: Larry Poppe

Objectives: Ground truth NOAA hydrographic survey H11346 of the entrance to Edgartown Harbor with seismic reflection. One day primarily employed the Uniboom system; one day primarily employed the Knudsen Chirp.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Stratigraphic Framework

Summary: Equipment problems prevented data acquisition on August 18, but 57 km of Knudsen Chirp seismic reflection profiles and 17 km of Uniboom seismic reflection profiles were collected along tracklines on August 19-20.

Contact: Larry Poppe (
Nancy Soderberg (

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-34-08-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

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