USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1973-006-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Dillon, John C. Hathaway

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geophysical survey.


Start Date: 1973-10-16

Start Port/Location: New London, CT

End Date: 1973-10-28

End Port/Location: Savannah, GA

Equipment Used: Air gun, Marine magnetometer, Echosounder, Gravity meter (wh), Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected seismic profiles, bathymetry, gravity, and magnetics.

Staff: William Dillon, John C. Hathaway

Affiliate Staff:
S.K. Harding - watchstander; H.R. Dillon - watchstander; W.K. Gilman - watchstander; James H. Manuel - US Coast Guard



Atlantic continental margin, Hydrographer Canyon, offshore Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.1 South: 31.6 West: -80 East: -69




Schlee, J., Mattick, R. E., Taylor, D. J., Girard, O. W., Grow, J., Rhodehamel, E. C., Perry, W. J., Jr., Bayer, K. C., Furbush, M., Clifford, C. P., and Lees, J. A., 1975, Sediments, structural framework, petroleum potential, environmental conditions, and operational considerations of the United States North Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf: 179, download PDF.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Marine magnetometer --- Magnetics
1973-006-FA-GP-001 ( Digital tapes of NV OR MG: inventory #1264 and 1265.)
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
1973-006-FA-GP-002 ( Digital tapes of NV OR MG: inventory #1264 and 1265.)
Loran-C --- Navigation
1973-006-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tapes of NV OR MG: inventory #1264 and 1265.)
1973-006-FA-LN-001-01 ( Generalized track chart for southern portion of field work. )
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1973-006-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1973-006-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( AIR) for lines )
1973-006-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )