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):

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.


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

North: 36.95 South: 28.95 West: -79.1 East: -75.6


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-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1979-016-FA-SE-004-02 ( SEGY data files)
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-002 ( microfilm of )
1979-016-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( AIR) for lines )
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-002-01 ( Zip archive of Navigation Data)
1979-016-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 79016)