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Summary for Field Activity Number 2010-004-FA

Area of Operations: Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 13, 2010 to June 04, 2010

Objectives: The purpose of this survey was to collect high-resolution chirp seismic profiles, swath bathymetry, and sidescan sonar backscatter to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map
Bathymetric maps
Morphology
Stratigraphy

Summary: USGS Survey 10004 (2010-004-FA) was conducted 13 May-4 June, 2010 aboard the M/V MEGAN MILLER in Buzzards Bay & Vineyard Sound, MA. The purpose of this survey was to collect high-resolution chirp seismic profiles, swath bathymetry, and sidescan sonar backscatter to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts. The survey covered a total of 333 sq km in northern Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA.

USGS Project Number: 2921-AWW86 - Project Description

Contact: Walter Barnhardt (wbarnhardt@usgs.gov)

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