USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1975-023-FA

Other ID: 75

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kenneth Bayer, John Grow, John S. Schlee

Affiliate Investigator(s): Digicon Geophysical Corp.

Information Specialist(s): Nancy K. Soderberg

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Multichannel, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: This cruise was a contract cruise by Digicon Geophysical Corp., part of a continuing program to collect multichannel seismic profiles in an effort to assess resource potential along the U.S. Atlantic continental margin using non-proprietary data.


Start Date: 1975-10-02

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1975-11-21

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Multichannel seismics, Loran-C, 3.5 kHz

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: CDP multichannel seismic lines: 7 (#7; 8A, 8B, 8C; 9; 10; 11; 12A, 12B, 12C, 12D, 12E, 12F, 12G, 12H, 12I, 12J; 13A, 13B, 13C, 13D, 13E, 13F, 13G, 13H).


Affiliate Staff:
Digicon Geophysical Corp.

Notes: Project = RA,


Browns Bank, Georges Bank, Long Island Platform, Baltimore Canyon trough, Hudson Channel, Atlantic outer continental shelf, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 43 South: 32.5 West: -75.5 East: -66.25


Gulf Seal


Grow, J.A., Mattick, R.E., and Schlee, J.S., 1979, Multichannel seismic depth sections and interval velocities over outer continental shelf and upper continental slope between Cape Hatteras and Cape Cod; 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, .

Hutchinson, D.R., Poag, C. W., and Popenoe, P., 1995, Geophysical database of the East Coast of the United States; southern Atlantic margin - stratigraphy and velocity from multichannel seismic profiles: 176 URL:

Hutchinson, D.R., Poag, C. W., Johnson, A., Popenoe, P., and Wright, C., 1996, Geophysical database of the East Coast of the United States; southern Atlantic margin - stratigraphy and velocity in map grids: 165 URL:

Klitgord, K.D., and Schneider, C.M., 1994, Geophysical database of the east coast of the United States northern Atlantic margin; velocity analyses: 74 URL:, download PDF.

Klitgord, K.D., Poag, C.W., Schneider, C.M., and North, L., 1994, Geophysical database of the east coast of the United States northern Atlantic margin; cross sections and gridded database (Georges Bank Basin, Long Island Platform, and Baltimore Canyon Trough): 190 URL:, download PDF.

McGinnis, L.D., and Otis, R. M., 1979, Compressional velocities from multichannel refraction arrivals on Georges Bank - northwest Atlantic Ocean: Geophysics, v. 44 no. 6, doi: 10.1190/1.1440992.

McKinney(formerly Swift), B.A., Lee, M.W., Agena, W.F., and Poag, C.W., 2005, Early to Middle Jurassic salt in Baltimore Canyon trough: URL:

Schlee, J., 1978, Notes on the availability of mid-Atlantic multichannel seismic-reflection profiles 11 and 12 A, B, C, and D: 2, download PDF.

Swift, B.A., Lee, M. W., and Agena, W. F., 1988, Reprocessing of USGS multichannel Line 6 (off Cape May, New Jersey): 27 URL:, download PDF.

U.S. Geological Survey, 1979, Mid- and North Atlantic multichannel seismic-reflection profiles 7, 8-A, 8-B, 8-C, 12-E, 12-F, 12-G, 12-H, 12-I, 12-J, 13-A, 13-B, 13-C, 13-D, 13-E, 13-F, 13-G, and 13-H: 1, download PDF.

Wise, R.A., and Oliver, H.L., 1989, Marine multichannel seismic reflection profile Line 13 reprocessed, Cape Hatteras to Georges Bank: 25 URL:, download PDF.

Wise, R.A., and Oliver, H.L., 1987, Reprocessing of marine multichannel seismic-reflection profile Line 12, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to Shell Mohawk well, Canada: 17 URL:, download PDF.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
1975-023-FA-SE-003 ( microfilm of LINES 7-13)
1975-023-FA-SO-001 ( microfilm of LINES 7-13)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-22 ( Line 12F* DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-47 ( Line 13H * STACK SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-46 ( Line 13H * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-45 ( Line 13G * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-44 ( Line 13G * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-42 ( Line 13F * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-43 ( Line 13F * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-41 ( Line 13E * STACK SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-01 ( Paper record section of Lines 10, 13F, 13E, 8C1, 13FG, 13CD, 13A, 13P, 8A, 13B, 11, 8C2, 8B, 12EFG, 12HI, 13EF, 9, 7, 12AB, 12AC, 12C, 112C, 12J, 10R, 11A, 11B, 11C, 11E, 12D, 12J1, 12J2, 13H, )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-39 ( Line 13D * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-37 ( Line 13C * STACK SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-36 ( Line 13C * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-34 ( Line 13B * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-35 ( Line 13B * STACK SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-33 ( Line 13A * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-32 ( Line 13A * DEMUX SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-31 ( Line 12J * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-29 ( Line 12I * STACK SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-30 ( Line 12J * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-28 ( Line 12I * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-27 ( Line 12H * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-25 ( Line 12G * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-26 ( Line 12H * DEMUX SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-24 ( Line 12G * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-23 ( Line 12F * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-21 ( Line 12E * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-03 ( Files list for SEGY data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-04 ( Line 7 * DEMUX SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-05 ( Line 7 * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-06 ( Line 8 * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-07 ( Line 8 * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-08 ( Line 9 * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-09 ( Line 10 * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-10 ( Line 10 * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-11 ( Line 11 * DEMUX SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-12 ( Line 12A * DEMUX SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-13 ( Line 12A * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-14 ( Line 12B * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-15 ( Line 12B * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-16 ( Line 12C * DEMUX SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-17 ( Line 12C * STACK SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-18 ( Line 12D * DEMUX SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-19 ( Line 12D * STACK SEG-Y Data )
1975-023-FA-SE-001-20 ( Line 12E * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-40 ( Line 13E * DEMUX SEG-Y Data)
1975-023-FA-SE-001-38 ( Line 13D * DEMUX SEG-Y Data )
Loran-C --- Navigation
1975-023-FA-LN-002 ( Contracted Track Map (pdf file) Generalized Atlantic marine multichannel seimic reflection data track map depicting several datasets, including CDP Lines 7-13 collected by Digicon aboard the GULF SEAL.)
1975-023-FA-LN-003 ( Digital tape of NV-CDP TRKS 7-13: inventory #0871.)
1975-023-FA-LN-001 ( Shotpoint Navigation (txt file) Shotpoint navigation in decimal degrees every 10 shotpoints for GULF SEAL CDP Lines 7-13.)
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1975-023-FA-SE-002 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )