Alternate Leg ID: AST-8-79
Area of Operations: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: August 16, 1979 to August 20, 1979
Objectives: Identify and map the geology and shallow structure of Massachusetts Bay. Assess potential mineral resources, principally sand and gravel. Evaluate feasibility and environmental impact of offshore mining of mineral deposits and offshore disposal of solid waste material. Evaluate potential containment and/or dispersal sites for offshore dumping of harbor dredge-spoil material. Evaluate potential geologic hazards that may impact proposed petroleum pipe line corridors from offshore wells to processing facilities onshore. Determine the geologic framework and Quaternary development of this part of the Atlantic Inner Continental Shelf. Select sites for possible coring in summer 1980. Augment similar data obtained in the Massachusetts Bay inshore area by Raytheon Co. (May 1972, PHIPPS, FA 72001) and further offshore by this office (June 1979, GILLISS Leg 2, FA 79012).
Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Information to be derived: Morphology
Summary: Uniboom: 500 km.
USGS Project Number: MA CO-OP
Contact: Chuck O'Hara ()