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Summary for Field Activity Number 1979-031-FA

Alternate Leg ID: NE-06

Area of Operations: Nauset Inlet, Chatham Inlet, Coast Guard Beach, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 27, 1979 to October 03, 1979

Objectives: Sidescan sonar and high-resolution seismic profiling were done in the nearshore zone (3-30 m water depth) off Nauset Inlet and Coast Guard Beach to map the types and extent of nearshore bedforms and to define the late Pleistocene and Holocene history of the area.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Sidescan sonar

Information to be derived:

Summary: Dates of the cruise were Sep. 27 and 28, and Oct. 2 and 3, 1979. Returned each night to Chatham, MA. Collected 32 lines of seismic and sidescan profiles. Uniboom data: 153 km; Sidescan sonar data: 153 km; Echo-sounder data: 153 km; Grab samples: 27.

USGS Project Number: CE&LS

Contact: Dave Twichell (

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of NEECHO
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