USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-014-FA

Other ID: NE-4-79

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: western Lake Ontario, Great Lakes, New York, United States, North America;

Principal Investigator(s): Deborah Hutchinson

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: 1. Collect high-resolution and airgun seismic reflection profiles and magnetic profiles over western Lake Ontario to identify geologic hazards that might be related to the low-intensity earthquake activity in western New York. 2. Collect Alpine piston cores to correlate lithology with acoustic stratigraphy and measure paleomagnetic vectors. 3. Collect Van Veen grab samples for specific bottom types.


Start Date: 1979-06-19

Start Port/Location: Wilson, NY

End Date: 1979-07-10

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Edo Western Sidescan and 2.5 kHz sub-bottom system, Loran-C, GPS (wh), Corer - piston, 2.5 kHz system (batfish)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 18 lines of seismic data. 7 kHz data: 577 km; 2.5 kHz data: 577 km; 1 in. airgun data: 577 km; Sidescan data: 12 km; Magnetometer data: 542 km; Stations: 11; Piston cores: 15; Grab samples: 6.

Staff: Deborah Hutchinson, Frank W. Jennings, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
William Brennan
SUNY-Geneseo (July 8)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Debbie Hutchinson, Chief Scientist; Frank Jennings, Technician; Ken Parolski, Technician.
Project = Great Lakes, Great Lakes

Location Map:


photo of Neecho


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Edo Western Sidescan and 2.5 kHz sub-bottom system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1979-014-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of *SSS)
1979-014-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1979-014-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 200K) for lines )
Loran-C --- Navigation
1979-014-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tapes of NV and NV-FINAL data: inv. # 1414, 1428, 1431, 1960, 1982 thru 1985, and 2052.)
1979-014-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 79014)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Corer - piston --- Geology
1979-014-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
2.5 kHz system (batfish) --- Sub Bottom Profiler