USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-013-FA

Other ID: WF 80-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: New Jersey inner continental shelf, Corson Inlet to Manasqvan Inlet, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Marshal Otter

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The cruise purpose was to make a preliminary high-resolution seismic survey and sidescan sonar survey of the designated stretch of NJ inner continental shelf shoreward of the 10 fm depth since this region has been avoided by deeper-draft oceanographic research vessels. The data will be examined to determine presence and distribution of geologic hazards related to possible petroleum pipeline installation.


Start Date: 1980-06-11

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1980-06-19

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: EG&G 234, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, Klein 531 sidescan, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sidescan sonar data: 796 km; ORE 3.5 kHz data: 880 km; Uniboom data: 888 km.

Staff: Marshal Otter

Affiliate Staff:
Gerard McCarthy

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Gerard McCarthy, Marshal Otter.
Project = Geologic Hazards Survey of New Jersey Inner Shelf, Geologic Hazards Survey of New Jersey Inner Shelf

Location Map:


photo of Whitefoot


McClennen, C.E., 1983, High-resolution seismic profiles and sidescan-sonar data collected during June 1980 offshore New Jersey, WHITEFOOT Cruise 80-1: 2, download PDF.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
EG&G 234 --- Boomer
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1980-013-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1980-013-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation data recovered from 9 track tape)
1980-013-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 80013)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1980-013-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )
1980-013-FA-SE-002 ( analog tape of seismic data)