Other ID: GS 7903-4
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: continental slope off New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic outer continental shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): James M. Robb
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution seismic profiling of continental slope to study potential geologic hazards to exploration and development, specifically bottom instability due to slumping or sliding.
Start Date: 1979-06-27
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1979-07-11
End Port/Location: Norfolk, VA
Equipment Used: Air gun, Teledyne single-channel 300-500J 40-tip minisparker, 3.5 kHz, ORE sidescan, LaCoste-Romberg gravimeter G-179, Geometrics G-856 magnetometer, Integrated Navigation System, Single channel hydrophone, 12 kHz
Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Airgun (40 cu. in.): 1555 km; Minisparker: 1750 km; 3.5 kHz: 1780 km; Sidescan: 70 km; Deep hydrophone: 105 km; Gravity: 2565 km; Magnetics (total field): 1520.
Staff: James E. Dodd, Wayne Ferrebee, Michael Goldstein, Alan Goodman, John C., Jr. Hampson, Barry Irwin, John Larson, Lester D. North, Lawrence Poppe, James M. Robb, David Twichell
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jim Robb - Ch. Sci., Dave Twichell - watch, John C. Hampson - watch, Wayne Mack Ferrebee - watch, Lawrence Poppe - watch, Steven Schertzer - watch, F. Mitchell Hill - watch, Lester North - INS nav., Alan Goodman - tech., Gerard McCarthy - tech., John Larson - tech., Barry Irwin - INS nav., James Dodd - INS nav., Michael Goldstein - INS nav.