USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-034-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Georges Bank, Hudson Canyon, Baltimore Canyon, Cape Hatteras, Blake Escarpment, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell

Affiliate Investigator(s): Paul Teleki - USGS-Reston; Dave Roberts - IOS

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect GLORIA sidescan sonar profiles and seismic reflection profiles to be used to map the morphology of the continental slope and upper rise in the four study areas.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1979-10-23

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1979-11-08

End Port/Location: Jacksonville, FL

Equipment Used: GLORIA sidescan, Gravity meter (wh), Loran-C, GPS (wh), Air gun, Single channel hydrophone, 12 kHz

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: GLORIA data: 5543 km; 10 kHz data: 5543 km; Airgun data: 5450 km; Gravity data: 5907 km.

Staff: Cathy Cashman, Kathryn Scanlon Catanach, Pat Collins, Alan Goodman, Kathleen Kent, David Twichell

Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Reston
VA: P. Teleki
F. Keer
F. Musialowski; Institute of Oceanographic Sciences
UK: D. Roberts
M. Somers
J. Revie
S. Smith
M. Beney
R. Robinson
R. Lloyd

Notes:

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Starella
Starella

Publications

Scanlon, K.M., 1982, GLORIA sidescan and seismic data collected by the DESV STARELLA along the Continental Slope and upper Continental Rise of the eastern United States in 1979: 3, download PDF.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GLORIA sidescan --- Sidescan
1979-034-FA-SO-001 ( microfilm of W/NAV)
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
Loran-C --- Navigation
1979-034-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, NV,BT-FAA, )
1979-034-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 79034)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer
Bubble Gun
Sparker
Sub Bottom Profiler
1979-034-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of W/NAV)
1979-034-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( E/S) for lines )
1979-034-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
12 kHz --- Single Beam
1979-034-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, NV,BT-FAA, )