Other ID: FAY 022
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Lydonia Canyon, North Atlantic outer continental shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Richard E. Sylwester
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sidescan
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Attempt to locate drill pipe equipment left on the ocean floor by drill ship GLOMAR CONCEPTION (FA 76027 AMCOR project) using sidescan sonar sweeps.
Start Date: 1976-09-08
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1976-09-10
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Western Geophysical Integrated Navigation System, Gravity meter (wh), Klein 531 sidescan
Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Survey encompassed a 3 mile x 3 mile area where pipe assembly was lost at site #6013. Analysis of data aboard the vessel suggested possible targets but further analysis was necessary to confirm whether pipe had been located. Sidescan sonar: 140 km.
Staff: N. Terence Edgar, Alan Goodman, Kathleen Kent, Ralph Lewis, Richard E. Sylwester
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Richard Sylwester - Ch. Sci.; Alan Goodman, Kathleen Kent, Nicholas Lefteriou, Ralph Lewis, Donald Moller, Lin Morse, Terence Edgar.
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/.