Other ID: GYRE 80-7; GYRE 80-7a; GYRE 80-7b
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Georges Bank, Toms Canyon, Lindenkohl Canyon, Wilmington Canyon, continental slope and rise, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): John M. Aaron
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct seismic reflection studies of selected areas of the continental slope and upper continental rise off the New England and Middle Atlantic states.
Start Date: 1980-08-06
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1980-08-23
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Sparker system, Teledyne 28420 hydrophone, SEI streamer with 40 MD5 hydrophones, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Air gun, Echosounder
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 2,508 km each of 3.5 kHz, minisparker and airgun data collected in Georges Bank (Lydonia Canyon to Oceanographer Canyon), Toms-Lindenkohl Canyons, and Wilmington Canyon.
Staff: John M. Aaron, Janet B. Burke, Cathy Cashman, Kathryn Scanlon Catanach, James E. Dodd, John C., Jr. Hampson, Kathleen Kent, David Mason, David Nichols, Dennis W. O'Leary, Richard E. Sylwester, Arnold O. Tanner
Notes: These studies are part of continuing BLM-supported USGS investigations of the geomorphology, shallow structure, and processes of rapid mass wasting on the continental slope, and related hazards to development of offshore oil and gas resources. Original Center People field contained: John Aaron, Chief Scientist; Dennis W. O'Leary; Richard Sylwester; James E. Dodd; Kathleen M. Kent; Kathy Scanlon; Katharine V. Cashman; David H. Mason; John C. Hampson; Dave Nichols; Janet B. Burke; Robert M. Douthart; James A. Buss; Arnold O. Tanner; James L. Howley.