Skip Navigation
USGS - science for a changing world

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Skip Navigation

Summary Information for Field Activity 2009-002-FA

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

Dates: May 26, 2009 to June 18, 2009

Chief scientist: Walter Barnhardt

Objectives: Geologic mapping of sea floor (geophysics only).

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling; Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

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

Summary: We collected geophysical data over approx. 3350 linear kilometers of tracklines. Full coverage bathymetry and backscatter data encompass approx. 350 sq. km, including 29 sq. km in eastern Vineyard Sound.

Contact: Seth Ackerman (

InfoBank: uses the identifier M-2-09-BZ. Visit this site for more information.

Related Links:

Platform Info:

Publications resulting from these data

Andrews, B.D., Ackerman, S.D., Baldwin, W.E., Foster, D.S., and Schwab, W.C.,2013, High-Resolution Geological Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf: Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts.: U. S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2012-1006. (Also available at

Ackerman, S.D., Andrews, B.D., Foster, D.S., Baldwin, W.E., and Schwab, W.C.,2013, High-Resolution Geophysical Data from the Inner Continental Shelf: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1002. (Also available at

Data Types and Locations:



Skip USGS links group

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USAGov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
End of USGS links group
Page Contact Information: WHSC Webmaster
Script last modified Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 @ 10:53am