USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-016-FA

Other ID: GS 7903-5; GS-79-3-5

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Middle Atlantic Bight, Blake Escarpment, South Atlantic Continental Shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): William Dillon, John Grow

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Seismics: Sonobouy, Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct a geophysical survey from Norfolk, VA, to Charleston, SC.


Start Date: 1979-07-13

Start Port/Location: Norfolk, VA

End Date: 1979-08-01

End Port/Location: Charleston, SC

Equipment Used: Air gun, SEI streamer with 40 MD5 hydrophones, LaCoste-Romberg gravimeter G-179, Seismic refraction, XBT, Integrated Navigation System

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: XBT: 4; Sonobuoys: 7; Magnetics; Gravity; Seismic lines: 26.

Staff: Deborah Hutchinson, Barry Irwin, Robert F. Bowles, Michael Goldstein, Kathleen Kent, Jerry McCarthy, Charles Paull, Richard E. Sylwester

Affiliate Staff:
Bob Douthard; U. Miami: Mark Carle; WHOI: Dave Mason
Tom O'Brien
Dan Shaughnessy

Notes: No cruise report; information gleaned from ship logs and field data inventory. Original Center People field contained: Dick Sylwester, Barry Irwin, Mike Goldstein, Bob Bowles, Bob Douthard, Jerry McCarthy, Kathy Kent, Charlie Paull, Debbie Hutchinson.

Location Map:


photo of James  M Gilliss
James M Gilliss


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
SEI streamer with 40 MD5 hydrophones --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
1979-016-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( AIR) for lines )
1979-016-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
1979-016-FA-SE-004-01 ( Paper record section of Lines 1, 10, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, )
1979-016-FA-SE-004-02 ( SEGY data files)
1979-016-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
LaCoste-Romberg gravimeter G-179 --- Gravity
1979-016-FA-GP-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, NV-INS, NV-INS,GR,MG, GR-L&R, NV-INS-FINAL, )
Seismic refraction --- Sonobouy
XBT --- Temperature
Integrated Navigation System --- Navigation
1979-016-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 79016)
1979-016-FA-LN-002-01 ( Zip archive of Navigation Data)