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


photo of Evergreen


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 )