USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1975-005-FA

Other ID: IG 15-1; IG1501

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: southeast Georgia embayment, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): William Dillon

Affiliate Investigator(s): Joel Watkins - Ch. Sci., University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG); Richard Buffler - Project Scientist, UTIG

Information Specialist(s): Nancy K. Soderberg

Data Type(s): Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sonobouy, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: UTIG contracted to collect bathymetry, seismics and magnetics in the southeast Georgia Embayment area on behalf of USGS.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1975-05-09

Start Port/Location: Galveston, TX

End Date: 1975-05-26

End Port/Location: Port Canaveral, FL

Equipment Used: Multichannel seismics, Seismic refraction, Loran-C, Transit GPS, Dead reckoning

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected seismic lines SE-1 thru SE-6 for the USGS from 05/16/75 - 05/25/75. Data: demultiplexed field tapes, tape reel log, seismic field log, digital navigation and printout, observers' logs, field bathymetry log, field magnetometer log, and track chart.

Staff:

Affiliate Staff:
UTIG: Joel Watkins - Ch. Sci.
Dick Buffler - Project Sci.
K. Griffiths
G. Barksdale
T. Shipley
G. Putman
R. Elliott
R. Cunningham; U. Houston: G. Schuster

Notes: Contract survey by University of Texas for USGS as part of a larger cruise. Submitted 08/24/09 by A. Orton for N. Soderberg.

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Ida Green
Ida Green

Publications

Buffler, R.T., Watkins, Joel S., and Dillon, William P., 1979, Geology of the offshore Southeast Georgia Embayment, U.S. Atlantic continental margin, based on multichannel seismic reflection profiles; in Watkins, J.S., Montadert, L., and Dickerson, P.W., eds., Geological and geophysical investigations of continental margins: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Memoir 29, .

Dillon, W.P., Paull, C.K., Buffler, R.T., and Fail, J.-P., 1979, Structure and development of the Southeast Georgia Embayment and northern Blake Plateau; preliminary analysis; in Watkins, J.S., Montadert, L., and Dickerson, P.W., eds., Geological and geophysical investigations of continental margins: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Memoir 29, .

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
1975-005-FA-SE-001 ( film collection of MG,3.5)
1975-005-FA-SE-002-01 ( Paper record section of Lines SE-05, SE-03, SE-04, SE-01A, SE-01B, SE-01D, SE-01C, SE-02, SE-06, )
Seismic refraction --- Sonobouy
Loran-C --- Navigation
1975-005-FA-LN-001 ( CDP navigation trackline plot for field activity 75005)
1975-005-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-SP-CDP, NV-TIME,S-CDP, NV 6 FILES, )
Transit GPS --- Navigation
Dead reckoning --- Navigation