Other ID: FAY 019
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Middle Atlantic Bight, Charleston, South Carolina to Norfolk, Virginia, Atlantic Continental shelf, slope and rise, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): John Grow
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sparker, Sonar: Single Beam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: This cruise between Charleston and Norfolk concentrated on long geophysical profiles over the continental shelf, slope and rise off Cape Hatteras. Eight long profiles were collected transverse to the margin and two parallel to the margin along the rise tying into DSDP sites #105 and 106. Magnetics, gravity and minisparker data were collected along 2 transverse lines that went along previously purchased multichannel lines.
Start Date: 1976-07-17
Start Port/Location: Charleston, SC
End Date: 1976-08-04
End Port/Location: Norfolk, VA
Equipment Used: Seismic Engineering streamer, Air gun, Gravity meter (wh), Western Geophysical Integrated Navigation System, Echosounder
Information to be Derived: Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The single-channel reflection profiles for FAY 019 were outstanding with excellent resolution of basement and the deeper Mesozoic horizons throughout the western Atlantic. Airgun: 3590 km; Gravity: 4770 km; Magnetics: 3940 km; Minisparker: 4270 km; 3.5 kHz Sonar: 680 km.
Staff: David Egelson, John Grow, Kathleen Kent, Ralph Lewis, Perry Parks, Richard E. Sylwester, Barbara Tausey
Notes: Original Center People field contained: John Grow - Ch. Sci., Perry Parks - nav./grav. engineer, Richard Sylwester - seismic engineer, Rob Pexton - seismic tech., Gerard McCarthy - seismic tech., Felicity Oram - mech. tech., Kathy Kent - nav. watch, Scott Heald - nav. watch, David Egelson - nav. watch, Claire Reimers - nav. watch, Ralph Lewis - seismic watch, Barbara Tausey - seismic watch/data curator, Debbie Doyle - seismic watch, Lois Tomlinson - seismic watch, Norrie Robbins - seismic watch.
Bailey, N.G., and Grow, John A., 1980, Single-channel seismic-reflection profiles collected over the U.S. Atlantic Continental Shelf, Slope, and Rise east of Cape Hatteras: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-510, 4 p., download PDF.
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/.