USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1981-036-FA

Other ID: 81-15

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John C. Behrendt

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Multichannel

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect high-resolution multichannel seismic and other geophysical data in shallow water related to a study of the Charleston, SC earthquake.


Start Date: 1981-10-03

Start Port/Location: Charleston, SC

End Date: 1981-10-09

End Port/Location: Charleston, SC

Equipment Used: Loran-C, Seismic reflection, Gravity meter (wh), Multichannel seismics

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Multichannel Lines: G1-G29.

Staff: John C. Behrendt, Robert F. Commeau, Elizabeth Coward, James E. Dodd, Muriel Grim, Barry Irwin, David Mason, Gregory Miller, David Nichols, George B. Tirey, S. Jeffress Williams

Affiliate Staff:
R. Hamilton - Geophysicist; R. Bell - Technician; N. Zihlman - Technician; Tom O'Brien - Geophysicist
WHOI; K. Wetzel - Reporter

Notes: Original Center People field contained: John Behrendt - Chief Scientist, Geophysicist; R. Hamilton - Geophysicist; M. Grim - Geophysicist; Dave Nichols - Technician; J. Williams - Technician; R. Bell - Technician; B. Coward - Geologist; J. Dodd - Engineer; Barry Irwin - Physical Scientist; Greg Miller - Physical Scientist; N. Zihlman - Technician; Rusty Tirey - Engineer; Dave Mason - Technician; Robert Commeau - Geologist.
Project = Charleston Earthquake Research, Charleston Earthquake Research


offshore Charleston, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 32.8 South: 32.5 West: -80 East: -79.7


photo of Gyre



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
1981-036-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-INS, NV-EDIT, PROCESSED GRAV, )
1981-036-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 81036)
Seismic reflection ---
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
1981-036-FA-GP-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-INS, NV-EDIT, PROCESSED GRAV, )
Multichannel seismics --- Multichannel
1981-036-FA-SE-001-01 ( Seismic data recovered from 9 track tapes)