USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1972-003-FA

Other ID: HUNT Cruise I; Leg I

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sonobouy, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Cruise was first part of the search for drilling sites along the north flank of Georges Bank.


Start Date: 1972-07-21

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1972-08-02

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Boomer, Seismic refraction, Marine magnetometer, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone, EG&G Mark 1A sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Raymond E. Hall, John Hendricks, Frank W. Jennings, Charles J. O'Hara, Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Staff:
Phil Clark
David Davis
Gary Stuckey
Robert White


Location Map:


photo of Hunt


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
Seismic refraction --- Sonobouy
Marine magnetometer --- Magnetics
Loran-C --- Navigation
1972-003-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-FINAL, )
1972-003-FA-LN-001-01 ( Zip file containing scans of track charts )
1972-003-FA-NL-001-02 ( Field log containing Loran-C navigation positions, sonobouy, gravity meter, magnetometer, CSP airgun, and 3.5 kHz Uniboom data acquisition notes. )
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1972-003-FA-SE-002 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1972-003-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )
EG&G Mark 1A sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
1972-003-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )