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Summary for Field Activity Number 2002-055-FA

Area of Operations: Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 15, 2002 to October 29, 2002

Objectives: We will be testing equipment and mapping areas of interest in Nantucket Sound in the area of Horseshoe Shoal. The survey will include high-resolution sub-bottom, bathymetry, and sidescan sonar acquisition.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea Floor Map

Summary: The SEA Submetrix system was tested with new 117 kHz transducers. The Knudsen Chirp was tested in Waquoit Bay. Data were not acquired due to marginal to unsatisfactory weather conditions. The systems were functional and our testing objectives were met.

USGS Project Number: TBD

Contact: Dave Foster (

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-2-02-MA. Visit this site for more information.

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

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photo of RAFAEL

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