Alternate Leg ID: ASTR A-6-76
Area of Operations: Eastern Rhode Island Sound, Rhode Island, northeast Vineyard Sound, western Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: June 21, 1976 to June 30, 1976
Objectives: Conduct a high-resolution sub-bottom seismic profiling survey in Massachusetts coastal waters south of Cape Cod in Vineyard Sound and Nantucket Sound. In addition, at the request of the New England Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a Uniboom seismic site survey is to be conducted in eastern Rhode Island Sound over the proposed Browns Ledge Dredge Spoil Dump Site and contiguous areas. Principle objectives include: detailed mapping of geological features, assessment of potential mineral resources, feasibility and enviromental impact studies related to offshore mining of sand and gravel, and environmental considerations relative to offshore disposal of solid waste material.
Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Information to be derived: Sea floor map
Sand and gravel resource map
Summary: Uniboom: 560 km (E. Rhode Island Sound: 95 km; Vineyard Sound: 37 km; Nantucket Sound: 426 km).
USGS Project Number: MA CO-OP
Contact: Chuck O'Hara ()