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):

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


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

North: 40.1 South: 39 West: -74.4 East: -73.5


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-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 80013)
1980-013-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation data recovered from 9 track tape)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1980-013-FA-SE-002 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1980-013-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )