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Summary Information for Field Activity 2010-004-FA

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

Dates: May 13, 2010 to June 04, 2010

Chief scientist: Bill Schwab

Objectives: The purpose of this survey was to collect high-resolution chirp seismic profiles, swath bathymetry, and sidescan sonar backscatter to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Stratigraphy

Summary: USGS Survey 10004 (2010-004-FA) was conducted 13 May-4 June, 2010 aboard the M/V MEGAN MILLER in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA. The purpose of this survey was to collect high-resolution chirp seismic profiles, swath bathymetry, and sidescan sonar backscatter to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts. The survey covered a total of 333 sq. km in northern Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA.

Contact: Seth Ackerman (sackerman@usgs.gov)
Brian Andrews (bandrews@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier U-4-10-BZ. Visit this site for more information.

Related Links: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/coastal_mass/
http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2010/12/fieldwork3.html

Platform Info:
MEGAN T MILLER

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 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1006/)

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 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1002/)

Data Types and Locations:

BathymetryNavigationLogsOceanographic MeasurementsSeismics

Data is in the Data Library - contact Data Manager (bbuczkowski@usgs.gov)

Data is in the Data Library - contact Data Manager (bbuczkowski@usgs.gov)

Sonar

Data is in the Data Library - contact Data Manager (bbuczkowski@usgs.gov)

 

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