USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-010-FA

Other ID: 80-6A; AST-6A-80

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Uniboom survey.


Start Date: 1980-06-03

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1980-06-06

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Boomer, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Uniboom: 11 lines (161 km).

Staff: Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Staff:
A. Whitney

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bob Oldale - Ch. Sci.; A. Whitney.
Project = MA Co-op, MA Co-op


Cape Ann, Massachusetts, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.85 South: 42.7 West: -70.8 East: -70.4


photo of Asterias


Oldale, R.N., and Edwards, Gerald B., 1990, Cores from marine geologic features in the western Gulf of Maine: , download PDF.

Oldale, R.N., and Wommack, Lynne E., 1987, Maps and seismic profiles showing geology of the inner continental shelf, Cape Ann, Massachusetts to New Hampshire: URL:, download PDF.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
Loran-C --- Navigation
1980-010-FA-LN-001-01 ( Drafted track map depicting Uniboom seismic track lines for FA 80010 (ASTERIAS 80-6A) and seismic lines including Uniboom for FA 79012 (GILLIS 7903-2).)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
SEGY data ( )
1980-010-FA-SE-003 ( microfilm of )
1980-010-FA-SE-001-01 ( 19 SEG-Y merged files.)
1980-010-FA-SE-001-02 ( Scanned raw record sections: 21 scanned raw seismic record sections in TIFF format.)
1980-010-FA-SE-001-03 ( Scanned cropped record sections: 26 scanned cropped seismic record sections in TIFF format.)
1980-010-FA-SE-001 ( Seismic bottom profiles: 161 km of Uniboom data collected along 11 track lines.)
1980-010-FA-SE-002 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( UNI) for lines )