Other ID: EN-042
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): James M. Robb
Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Purpose of this cruise was coring for geotechnical and sedimentological analysis of features on the continental slope. 32 stations were chosen by Conservation Division Hazard Analysis group within specific lease blocks in the Mid-Atlantic OCS area. 11 additional stations were occupied on the Mid-Atlantic slope and 11 on the North Atlantic (Georges Bank) slope.
Start Date: 1979-08-28
Start Port/Location: Narragansett, RI
End Date: 1979-09-23
End Port/Location: Narragansett, RI
Equipment Used: Heat flow, Corer - slow, Corer - gravity, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, 3.5 kHz, 12 kHz
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Sea floor map; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Gravity cores: 27; Piston cores: 71; Heat flow stations: 6; 3.5 kHz: 100 km; Total stations: 54 (North Atlantic = 11, Mid-Atlantic = 43).
Staff: John M. Aaron, James S. Booth, Joseph Botbol, Kathryn Scanlon Catanach, Ronald C. Circe, Richard Farrow, Wayne Ferrebee, Jean Hopson, Robert E. Miller, Charles J. O'Hara, Lawrence Poppe, Richard Rendigs, Tom Rice, James M. Robb, George Wiley
Notes: Original Center People field contained: John A. Aaron - co-Ch. Sci., Jim Robb - co-Ch. Sci., Jim Booth - geotech. super., Richard Farrow - geotech. super., W. Mack Ferrebee - core description, Chuck O'Hara - coring crew, Lawrence Poppe - core description, Tom Rice - coring crew, David Schultz - gas analysis, Rich Slater - coring crew, George Wiley - coring crew, Jody Zelibor - gas analysis; Replacements Sep. 8-23, 1979: Bob Miller - gas analysis, Terry Lerch - gas analysis, Joseph Botbol - coring crew, Ronald Circe - coring crew, Jean Hopson - coring crew, Richard Rendigs - coring crew, Kathy Scanlon - coring crew. Original Submitted By field contained: Jim Robb and John A. Aaron.
Baltimore Canyon, Hudson Canyon, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic Continental Slope, southwest Georges Bank, North Atlantic Continental Slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.