Other ID: CI 7-78-3
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Peter Popenoe
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Assess types and frequencies of environmental hazards that may be encountered on the northern Blake Plateau; study the shallow geologic section to define these geologic hazards using high-resolution geophysical profiling gear on a 28-km grid; and test the shipboard gravity system to obtain gravity coverage of the northern Blake Plateau.
Start Date: 1978-09-29
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1978-10-19
End Port/Location: Miami, FL
Equipment Used: Teledyne single-channel 300-500J 40-tip minisparker, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Single channel hydrophone, ORE sidescan
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Airgun: 3570 km; Minisparker: 3487 km; 3.5 kHz: 3565 km.
Staff: Janet B. Burke, Elizabeth Coward, James E. Dodd, David Egelson, Alan Goodman, Barry Irwin, Charles Paull, Peter Popenoe
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Peter Popenoe - Ch. Sci.; Alan Goodman, Charles Paull, Barry Irwin, Timothy Bishop, David Egelson, Charles McCreery, James Dodd, Janet Burke, Elizabeth Coward.
northern Blake Plateau, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Popenoe, P., and Manheim, F.T., 2001, Origin and history of the Charleston Bump--geological formations, currents, bottom conditions, and their relationship to Wreckfish habitats on the Blake Plateau, in Sedberry, G.R., ed., Island in the Stream--Oceanography and Fisheries of the Charleston Bump: American Fisheries Society Symposium, v. 25.
Popenoe, P., 1980, Single-channel seismic-reflection profiles collected on the northern Blake Plateau, 29 September to 19 October 1978: 4, download PDF.