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Summary for Field Activity Number 1980-016-FA

Alternate Leg ID: NEE-80-1

Area of Operations: western Rhode Island Sound, eastern Narragansett Bay to Block Island, Rhode Island, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: July 09, 1980 to October 03, 1980

Objectives: Define geology and shallow structure of western Rhode Island Sound. Identify and map potential geologic hazards. Determine geologic framework and Quaternary development of this part of Atlantic Inner Continental Shelf. Select sites for possible coring during summer 1981. Complement similar data and findings of this office in eastern Rhode Island Sound.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map

Summary: Leg 1: July 9-17, 1980; Leg 2: Sep. 29 - Oct. 3, 1980. High-resolution sub-bottom profiles: 580 km; Sidescan sonar sonographs: 580 km.

USGS Project Number: 9450-02421

Contact: Chuck O'Hara ()

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of NEECHO
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