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Summary for Field Activity Number 2007-001-FA

Area of Operations: Massachusetts Bay, Scituate, Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 20, 2007 to May 04, 2007

Objectives: Sea floor mapping (geophysics only).

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea Floor Map
Bathymetric Maps

Summary: Completed mapping in shallow water along coast, approx. from Green Harbor to Scituate, to fill in areas not covered by 2006 Megan Miller survey. Collected full coverage bathymetry and backscatter data, and closely spaced grid of sub-bottom profiles. Total trackline length = 525 km; area mapped = 57 km2; water depths range from 4-20 m. Nearshore area south of Green Harbor (off Duxbury Beach) was not completed due to weather; will fill gaps during July cruise.

USGS Project Number: 2921-AWW66 - Project Description

Contact: Walter Barnhardt (

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-1-07-CD. Visit this site for more information.

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of RAFAEL

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