USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1977-014-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Nancy K. Soderberg

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sparker

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Test and evaluate equipment.


Start Date: 1977-04-12

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1977-04-13

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Sparker system

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: All of the systems (sparker, steramer, amplifier-filter) worked extremely well and will be used on a survey in May or June on the Rhapahannock River. Additional work on the sparker will include packaging it in a waterproof container and completing the electrodeless sparker transducer.

Staff: Charles J. O'Hara, Kenneth E. Parolski, Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Staff:



Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.74325 South: 41.01307 West: -71.3694 East: -68.33496


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Sparker system --- Sparker