USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-023-FA

Other ID: 106

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Lydonia Canyon, Georges Bank, upper Continental Slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam, Visual Identification: Submersible Observations

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Investigate the biology and the current and sediment dynamics of Lydonia submarine canyon with the use of the deep diving submersible ALVIN.


Start Date: 1980-08-27

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1980-09-05

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Video camera - deep sea, XBT, Loran-C, Echosounder, Camera- deep sea, Submersible Observation

Information to be Derived: Species representation;Current and sediment dynamics;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: ALVIN dives: 9 (#1037-1045, 55 hours 20 min. underwater); Grabs: 37; Cores: 13; Interface sediment samples: 13; Film: 62 rolls.

Staff: Michael Bothner, Bradford Butman, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Richard Slater - Ch. Sci./Geologist
USGS/Univ. CO; Andrew Eliason - ET
Frank Musialowski - sci. asst.; Patricia Gibson - Biologist
Lamont-Doherty; Barbara Hecker - Biologist
Lamont-Doherty; Bob Brown - ALVIN pilot
WHOI; George Ellis - ALVIN pilot

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Richard Slater - Ch. Sci./Geologist, USGS/Univ. CO; Mike Bothner - geochemist, Bradford Butman - physical oceanographer, Andrew Eliason - ET, Frank Musialowski - sci. asst., Richard Rendigs - sci. asst.
Project = North Atlantic Project, North Atlantic Project

Location Map:


photo of Alvin
photo of Lulu


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1980-023-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
XBT --- Temperature
1980-023-FA-OM-001 ( Digital tape(s) of BT, NV, CTD STATION DATA, SEA DATA RECORDS, NV-NSTAR-FINAL, )
1980-023-FA-OM-002 ( Digital tape(s) of BT, NV, CTD STATION DATA, SEA DATA RECORDS, NV-NSTAR-FINAL, )
Loran-C --- Navigation
1980-023-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 80023)
1980-023-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation data recovered from 9 track)
Echosounder --- Single Beam
1980-023-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tape(s) of BT, NV, CTD STATION DATA, SEA DATA RECORDS, NV-NSTAR-FINAL, )
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Submersible Observation --- Submersible Observations