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Summary Information for Field Activity 2010-100-FA

Area of Operations: Vineyard Sound, Cape Cod, Marthas Vineyard, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: January 06, 2011 to January 06, 2011

Chief scientist: Dave Foster
Bill Schwab

Objectives: Supplement existing Chirp subbottom profiles in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound with deeper penetration Boomer profiling system. These data will contribute to a more complete geologic framework for the Mass CZM mapping program.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Morphology;Seismic stratigraphy

Summary: 20.8 km of 8-channel boomer seismic reflection data were collected in Vineyard Sound. Objectives for Buzzards bay were not met due to winter weather conditions.

Contact: Dave Foster (

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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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