USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-036-FA

Other ID: FAY 023

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Study the shallow sedimentary structure south and east of southern Massachusetts and study the magnetics and gravity in these areas and in the vicinity of Great South Channel and Cape Ann.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1976-09-12

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1976-09-17

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Sparker system, Air gun, Marine magnetometer, Gravity meter (wh), Integrated Navigation System, Single channel hydrophone, Echosounder

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sparker: 1200 km; Airgun: 1200 km; Magnetics: 1200 km; Gravity: 1200 km.

Staff: Dennis Edwards, Wayne Ferrebee, Barry Irwin, Kathleen Kent, Ralph Lewis, Robert N. Oldale, Perry Parks, Elizabeth Winget

Affiliate Staff:
Wallace Bothner - seismics
J. Donlavey - seismics
Nicholas Lefteriou - tech.
Donald Moller - navigation
Lin Morse - seismics
Elizabeth Winget - seismics; Paul Bereznak - navigation
Western Geophysical Corp.; James Loughlin - seismics
Manomet Wildlife Refuge

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bob Oldale - Ch. Sci.; Wallace Mike Bothner - seismics, J. Donlavey - seismics, Dennis Edwards - tech., Wayne Mac Ferrebee - seismics, Barry Irwin - navigation, Kathleen Kent - navigation, Nicholas Lefteriou - tech., Ralph Lewis - navigation, Donald Moller - navigation, Lin Morse - seismics, Perry Parks - tech., Elizabeth Winget - seismics.

Location:

Cape Ann, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, Great South Channel, Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 43 South: 40 West: -71.75 East: -68

Platform(s):

photo of Fay
Fay

Publications

Eskenasy, D.M., 1980, Single-channel seismic-reflection profiles from Massachusetts coastal waters and the western part of Georges Bank: 2, download PDF.

Paskevich, V.F., and Soderberg, Nancy K., 1997, Navigation and geophysical data collected onboard the R/V FAY from 1975-1976: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/of97-512/.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sparker system --- Sparker
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Marine magnetometer --- Magnetics
1976-036-FA-GP-002 ( Digital tapes of GR data: inv. # 1337.)
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
1976-036-FA-GP-001 ( Digital tapes of GR data: inv. # 1337.)
Integrated Navigation System --- Navigation
1976-036-FA-LN-001-01 ( Field Track Map (pdf file) Hand-drawn field track map with line numbers and half hour ticks.)
1976-036-FA-LN-001-02 ( Final Track Map (pdf file) Drafted track map with line numbers and 5 minute fixes.)
1976-036-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation data)
1976-036-FA-LN-001-03 ( Final Track Map (pdf file) Computer-plotted track map with dates and hourly fixes.)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer
Bubble Gun
Sparker
Sub Bottom Profiler
1976-036-FA-SE-001-01 ( Electronic scans of complete survey-paper profiles.)
1976-036-FA-SE-004 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1976-036-FA-SE-003 ( microfilm of LINES 4-19, 1-19)
1976-036-FA-SE-002 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( MSP) for lines )
1976-036-FA-SE-001 ( film collection of AIR,MSP)
Echosounder --- Single Beam
1976-036-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tapes of BT data: inv. # 0993, 0994, 1007, and 1410.)