Other ID: FAY 002
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Middle Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Wold
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The overall objective of this cruise was to check the operation of all the geophysical systems. Each system was to be checked out and modified where necessary until the best possible data were obtained. The acoustic characteristics of the vessel were to be checked by towing the various sensors at different speeds. When all of the systems were operating properly, data was to be obtained as part of the geophysics profiling program on Georges Bank.
Start Date: 1975-09-27
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1975-09-29
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Marine magnetometer, Sparker system, Gravity meter (wh), Single channel hydrophone, 3.5 kHz, Loran-C, Air gun
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: All geophysical systems were tested and problems identified, and 440 km of usable gravity data were obtained.
Staff: Thomas Aldrich, Dennis Edwards, John Grow, William Jaworski, Frank W. Jennings, Perry Parks, John S. Schlee, Richard E. Sylwester, Richard Wold
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Richard Wold, John Schlee, John Grow, Thomas Aldrich, Bill L. Jaworski, Frank Jennings, Perry Parks, Richard Sylwester, Dennis Edwards, Michael Kerkmann, Felicity Oram.
Paskevich, V.F., and Soderberg, Nancy K., 1997, Navigation and geophysical data collected onboard the R/V FAY from 1975-1976: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-512, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/of97-512/.