Other ID: FAY 004
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): John Grow
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sonobouy, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Leg 4 of the R/V FAY was set up to obtain approximately three reversed refraction lines on Georges Bank and to collect two to four long geophysical profiles over the continental slope and rise.
Start Date: 1975-10-20
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1975-10-26
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Seismic refraction, Marine magnetometer, Gravity meter (wh), Loran-C, 3.5 kHz
Information to be Derived: Bathymetric maps;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The seismic refraction velocities were obtained with both expendable and a new recoverable sonobuoy (with an internal digital recorder) in order to confirm velocity models for Georges Bank which had been developed on the basis of earlier reconnaissance refraction studies in the 1950s, and on the basis of interval velocities obtained from multichannel seismic systems. The gravity profiles into deep water were designed to supplement the gravity measurements over the shallow water portion of Georges Bank, which were collected on FAY 003, and to cover several USGS multichannel seismic lines where no or poor gravity data were available. The high velocity sedimentary rock layer was confimed and probably represents early Cretaceous or Jurassic limestones and dolomities. The 5.0-5.4 km/sec material beneath the outer edge of the shelf and upper continental slope probably also represents a carbonate bank or reef which existed at the shelf edge in the early or Middle Cretaceous period. Gravity data: 1640 km; Bathymetry Data: 500 km; Magnetics: 600 km; Refraction stations: 4 reversed profiles.
Staff: Bruce Ambuter, John Grow, William Jaworski, Lyle D. McGinnis, Charles Meeder, Sally Needell, Perry Parks, Stanley Locker
Notes: Original Center People field contained: John Grow (Ch. Sci.), Lyle McGinnis (Geophysicist), Perry Parks (Gravity Technician), Bruce Ambuter (Electrical Engineer/Refraction), Bill Jaworski (Geophysicist/Deck Systems), Chuck Meeder (Refraction Technician), Felicity Oram (Watch Stander), Doug Peeler (Watch Stander), Sally Wood (Watch Stander), Scott Heald (Resident Technician, R/V FAY), Stan Locker (Watch Stander).
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/.